I was born in Parnell and grew up in Mangere Bridge. I completed my trade as a New Zealand qualified joiner. I have more than three decades of experience in the funeral profession after having started my career in Onehunga. Having lived in Howick since 1996, I consider it a privilege to be able to provide a caring service to families with empathy and respect.
My wife, Robyn, works for a local international company and we have three sons. All three of our boys attended Sacred Heart College in Glendowie and play sport for their local club. They have all represented New Zealand in their chosen sport of baseball. I am a keen supporter of the boys sports and Robyn is heavily involved with running the teams behind the scenes and fund raising.
I was born in Devonport, on Auckland’s North Shore, but grew up mostly in the suburbs of West Auckland. My career in funeral services originated on the North Shore some 30 years ago.
I am a qualified embalmer holding a Certificate in Embalming from the Central Institute of Technology in Wellington. I was married to Paulette for 30 years until her death in February 2014.
I have one son and a cat. For many years I was actively involved on a voluntary basis with St. John Ambulance. I was also, for a time, a member of Rotary.