Growing up in Auckland I was surrounded by water from a young age and quickly found myself drawn to the ocean. I spent my summers surfing, diving and boating, which is where my initial love for the ocean stemmed from.
After university, I began my career as an aerial cameraman, working on films, commercials, and wildlife projects, which further ignited my passion for conservation. I saw first-hand the detrimental impact humans have had on the environment.
I have been coming to Fiji regularly over the last 20 years and it holds a special place in my heart. Through that time there has been a noticeable change when it comes to plastic pollution, declining fish stocks and the destruction of reefs. I feel it is our responsibility to help bring about a change through education and awareness so we protect our environment for future generations. This is why I am so excited to be a protector of paradise!