Has taught at a number of Wellington schools and knows the Wellington area well. Grew up in Dunedin. Completed an Economics Degree at Otago University. Has travelled extensively. Lived and worked in Australia, NZ and UK. Enjoys travel, tramping and driving fast cars. Diploma in teaching from Christchurch. Certificate in Advertising at the Award School, Sydney.
Huge variety of work experience including Bar Manager (London), labouring (Coronet Peak), importing luxury cars, market research, teaching and counselling.