Growing up in grassroots communities Tutamoe and Aranga engaged my passion for animals large and small.
When not on the farm helping my parents, I could be found on the back of a horse exploring back roads and beaches of the district.
My greatest passion is horses, which led to careers as a polo groom and sport horse rider for a registered stud.
I also have a keen interest in Angus cattle and had my first lot of AI selected calves born in spring, out of third-generation family bloodlines.
In my spare time, I can be found enjoying a good book, cooking, spending time at my marae or riding my horse with dogs Lucid and Taini following close behind.