After qualifying through Unitec with a Diploma in Landscape Technology in 1994, I joined The Plant People as a landscaper quickly becoming team leader for the landscape division. Between this time and 2002, I worked for 3 different landscape companies learning different parts of the trade before embarking out with my own landscape business for 5 years. Highlights during this time were being the Construction Manager for the Grand Marquee at The Ellerslie Flower Show, Auckland and the 100% New Zealand Garden at the Chelsea Flower Show, England where we won a Silver Gilt Award.
In 2007 I started my irrigation career, working for Water Dynamics. I have since worked for Parkland Products and Advanced Irrigation Systems. This has given me knowledge of all the major brands of irrigation in the New Zealand market and the design skills to cover almost every aspect of irrigation.
Now I begin on an exciting new venture with The Plant People (back where I started my working life), with the creation of an Irrigation Division.
For fun, I like to get out riding my bike (a little on the road, but mostly mountain biking), playing golf and indoor netball. I have a “modern’’ combined family with my partner and me. We have 5 children and 1 grandson between us. This certainly keeps us on our toes but it is worth every minute of it.