My family and I have lived in the Penrith area for the past twenty-eight years and will soon be able to call ourselves 'locals'.
I have served in the Australian Army as a signalman, for over two years in the CMF (Army Reserve) and for eighteen months as a National Serviceman. During my time in National Service, I trained at Watsonia in Melbourne and served at Army Headquarters in Canberra.
For the past decade I have been the proprietor of a business currently trading under the name AustPro, which is a Commercial Agency performing the leg-work for the legal industry. I have been a licensed Commercial Agent/Private Investigator for twenty years and prior to that, I was a public servant with the Sydney County Council.
I commenced my first business, the Nepean Commercial Agency on leaving the council and my wife still runs this company. (I am a silent partner.)
My hobbies include photography, woodwork and gardening. I am an avid reader of fiction as well as Australian and Ancient History, where I take particular delight in seeking out the more quirky aspects of history.