What do you do in your role? Oversee the Trinity Sports Program from Prep to Year 12.
What are your areas of specialisation? Extra-curricular sport program; including APS and non – APS Sports. I also teach Year 7 and Year 12 Health and Physical Education and I am a qualified Science and Biology teacher.
What was your first job? I first worked at Woolworths as a night filler. In essence, I stacked shelves at night in preparation for the following day’s opening hours. It was a job I had through university.
How long have you worked? I have been teaching for 16 years
What’s the most rewarding part of your job? Engaging with students and enabling them to fulfil ambitions and goals; this is in and out of the classroom.
What are some of your notable previous employers and roles? I worked at John Paul College where I taught Science and PE, whilst co-ordinating the Horizons Sports Excellence Program. I then moved to Canterbury College as the Head of Sport and for the final 18 months (before moving to Trinity), I was the Middle School Co-ordinator.
What is your educational background? Bachelor of Exercise Science, Bachelor of Education and Level 4 Middle Distance Running Coach
What are your most notable work-related achievements and/or awards received? As a student I was School Captain of my College; and I won the 1500m Australian Championship. As a running coach, for 8 years I coached the two time Olympian, Genevieve LaCaze.
What are your interests/hobbies outside of work? Surfing and family.
Where were you born? Brisbane
What is your favourite song? Head Around by Died Pretty (80’s / 90’s Aussie band)
What is your favourite cuisine? Italian
If we’re sitting here a year from now celebrating what a great year it’s been for you in this role, what would you say we achieved at Trinity? Trinity sporting teams have a reputation for being determined, willing and tough opponents. Results are secondary to this.
Who is your role model? My Mum.
How did you meet your wife, the love of your life? I met my wife when I was teaching at John Paul College over 10 years ago. She chased me!
Who is in your family? Myself; Leandra (wife); Aria (2-year-old daughter); Leo + Clara (10 month old twins)
What things do you not like to do? I am not a fan of domestic chores around the house
Favourite holiday destination? Noosa
Favourite Movie? In the Name of the Father
If you weren’t a teacher, you would…? Own a fruit shop in Lennox Head and surf before and after work.