I am the General Manager of Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park (OBHP) and Surf & Sand, Ohope's Beachfront Venue and reside in Ohope. I started working at OBHP when I was 19 years of age as a Groundsmen to put myself through university and later moved overseas and was Head of Department in Physical Education at International Schools in Egypt and Saudi Arabia. After six years abroad, my wife and children and I returned to Ohope to take on the General Manger role at Ohope Beach TOP 10 Holiday Park. Since returning to Ohope, I have been elected to serve on the Whakatane Ohope Community Board and am involved in numerous sponsorship activities within the local community.
I am a local through and through and love Ohope Beach and the wider Eastern Bay of plenty w and know it is a great place to raise our children. We continue to further develop OBHP as a successful tourism/accommodation business and have been acknowledged with several awards. I have a strong background, connection and passion for tourism in this region and my motivation is to grow tourism in the Eastern Bay of Plenty and Ohope which benefits all local businesses and the community. I enjoy being an active participant in the business community.