I grew up on a sheep and cattle farm and went to country schools; so I learnt how to crutch sheep, repair fences, and process rabbits.
My working career has been very varied and included building and demolition, farming and shopkeeping, Member of Parliament, and teaching at Bridgewater.
Now I have retired to our little farm with my wife, Pip where we have a wonderful life.
I am fortunate to be able to have the space and time to have a very productive garden and do volunteer work.
Currently I am the Chairperson of the Tasmanian Conservation Trust.