I was born and raised in Thames. I represented NZ in BMX, spent my teenage years holidaying and surfing at Whangamata. I come from an engineering background, i.e. fitter welder. I spent the last 12 years in Taupo as a production manager at a large engineering firm and now back home on the Coromandel peninsula. Based in Thames, my wife of 23 years Michelle Shaw is a local radio host with More FM and is well known local identity. I decided it was time for a change so am bringing a much-needed service to the region in house washing.