Here at Country Kids I have a number of roles. I support our manager in finance and HR and enjoy my property management role. I am also employed as our cleaner and caretaker. Occasionally I help out as a teacher aide. Whether it is being in the playground, reading books or picking produce from the garden. I enjoy seeing our children grow in confidence and ability.
I was born and have lived all my life in Upper Moutere in a farming family – firstly growing tobacco, then raspberries along with sheep and cattle. After spending 15 years as a shearing contractor I settled back on the family farm along with my wife Anne. We have been blessed with three wonderful children.
I have a deep passion for Country Kids with a strong philosophical view that it takes a village to raise a child. I am deeply committed to the value of growing resilience and wellbeing in our children along with a deep desire for conservation and sustainability.