I was born and raised in Brisbane, and the Sunshine Coast is like a second home to me. I started flying when I was 17 years old and spent the last 18 years flying on and off. My professional career has also been in aviation where I was a qualified Aircraft Maintenance Engineer working on military aircraft such as the P3 Orion, C130J Hercules, FA18/super hornet and the E7A Wedgetail. I currently work for Boeing Defence Australia as an ILS analyst and I also instruct 5 days per fortnight for GoFly. In early 2024 I became a Senior Instructor.