Auckland - Tamaki Makaurau
I grew up in Dunedin, Timaru, Aramoana and Sawyers Bay.
My dad was a part-time waterside fisherman, and I still vividly remember him and my cousins slinging cotton set nets in the backyard of our house when I was little.
I have fond memories of fishing with my dad - catching flounder, gathering cockles from the sandbanks and catching fish off Port Chalmers Wharf. At the age of ten, I became crew on a boat and I’ve been passionate about fishing ever since.
I eventually ended up owning my own fleet of three boats and kept shifting north. I now live in the beautiful Bay of Islands.
I have a deep working knowledge of the industry, the positives and the challenges. As part of FirstMate’s dedicated support network of navigators, I provide a confidential and non-judgmental listening ear to help people working in the seafood sector thrive.