I grew up on a dairy farm in Morrinsville before heading to Massey where I graduated with an Honours Degree in Agricultural Science. After university I worked for the Ministry of Agriculture and Fisheries (now MPI), and in the fertiliser industry.
I started working for DairyNZ in 2001 where I was consulting officer for three years then worked as a Developer in the Environment Team before leaving DairyNZ to go farming in 2008. I am an equity partner and sharemilker in a 400 cow, split calving farm between Morrinsville and Cambridge.
In 2017 I employed a manager on the farm and started back with DairyNZ as a consulting officer in the Kereone-Matamata area.