I was born and raised in Kingston Beach, where I have returned to live with my wife, Allison, and son, George, who was born in July 2015. I was educated at St Aloysius Primary, St Virgil’s College, Guilford Young College and the University of Tasmania.

My university studies in Economics and Arts complimented my work at the Department of Treasury and Finance, where I worked in a research position for three years.

While there, I contributed to policy areas including the National Electricity Market, electricity price regulation, state taxation and the 2007 ACCC petrol price enquiry.

During this time I came to appreciate the impact that policy decisions can have on people's lives. Understanding our economy, its strengths and its challenges, is fundamental to crafting the policies that can take the State forward while holding on to the qualities that make us feel fortunate to live here.

My interest in politics led me to my next position, where i worked as an advisor for the Tasmanian Treasurer. Working with individuals, community groups and non-government organisations in Bridgewater and the Derwent Valley gave me a great insight into peoples priorities.

After the 2010 Federal Election, I began work as the Head of Office for then Federal Minister Julie Collins MP, working on issues such as the Tasmanian Forestry Agreement, federal infrastructure funding, health funding and climate change policy. This experience strengthened my belief that the right policies really can work for us if we have the energy, commitment and communication skills to bring them into being.

Tasmania has the lowest workforce participation rate, some of the lowest education levels and has a higher dependence on welfare than any other state in Australia – these are the issues I am passionate about addressing.

My next role was as the Executive Officer at TasICT, the peak body representing Tasmania’s  information, communications and technology sector. I was - and continue to be - a passionate advocate for Tasmania’s NBN rollout as well as developing policies that can grow the ICT sector in the State.

My current role is working for Australia's second largest broadband provider, iiNet, leading it's business team in Tasmania.

I have been a member of the Tasmanian Industry Group Board, a group that has been formed to lobby government on economic policy reform.

I was elected as a Kingborough Councillor in November 2014 for a four year term.