I was born and brought up in the West Midlands and Shropshire and my first job after leaving school was as a residential care worker, working in a house with vulnerable young people. Then I had a change of career and joined the RAF where I was posted to RAF St Mawgan and apart from a short posting to Suffolk I have stayed in Cornwall ever since. I left the RAF in 2009 and since then I have worked extensively around the UK’s mountains leading adults and young people on expeditions as a Mountain Training Instructor.
I recently joined White Gold Cornwall as an Engagement Worker in October 2015, providing 1:1 support for young people and adults. The work is very rewarding, yet challenging but vital to reduce re-offending and building on young people’s futures.
I spend as much of my spare time as I can with my family and we like to go mountain biking. I also like to keep as fit as I can and enjoy running, swimming and circuit training.