I am proud to say I grew up and did my schooling in Whakatāne - I am passionate about the East Coast area. I worked at the Whakatāne District Court for 5 years before heading overseas. I am a chartered accountant and successful business owner within the hospitality technology space. My family and I returned to New Zealand in 2021. In my free time, I enjoy hiking, SUP boarding and mountain biking. I regularly volunteer to restore the dunes into natives along the EBOP coast, and I give my time to mentor and develop other chartered accountants and small business owners in strategic planning.

After returning to New Zealand with my wife and two beautiful daughters from the US, I quickly became disillusioned with the direction New Zealand was going in. It is broken; with out-of-control crime, a cost-of-living crisis, and a divided nation. This is not the Island paradise that I had once known. My vast overseas experience lends itself to helping fix the serious issues the country faces. I am not a career politician, but a person with real-world practical multicultural business experience running companies and making real change happen.