Born on August 21, 1957, I grew up on my parents farm at Belli Park in the Sunshine Coast hinterland and attended the Kenilworth Primary and Noosa District High schools.
At 16, I left school to become a police cadet and after graduating as a policeman decided to study law. After graduating from the Queensland University of Technology as a solicitor I resigned from the Police Force to practise law in Nambour.
My wife Jenny and I live on our farm at Belli Park not far from the family farm where I grew up.
When I am not in Parliament, working in my office in Nambour or in the electorate, I enjoy messing about with old farm machinery.
I always enjoy time spent at home on the farm with Jenny and the family.
We also love spending time with the grandchildren.
I thank the wonderful people who have helped me over the years.