I was born in Luton but moved to Cornwall at the age of 6 months so I consider myself to be Cornish. I lived in Redruth for most of my childhood and joined the Royal Navy at the age of 16, I served on ships for a few years and then joined Submarines where I stayed for the rest of my time in the Navy.
Whilst Serving I had an accident that led me to be wheelchair bound for the rest of my life. After leaving the Royal Navy I came back to Redruth where I met my wife Nikki, we moved to Illogan with our children in 2004. I have worked as a volunteer for the Royal British Legion and SSAFA.
This is my first time as a parish councillor and I hope to contribute to the welfare of our beautiful village and surrounding area.