After two and half decades of working in my own para-medical clinic managing complex injuries to the lower limb, I lost that career to personal injury.
It resulted in a few years walking a personal wilderness, trying to figure out what life was and why I should be here.
It also became a time of processing some abuse events I experienced as a child and young person; did that really happen? What do I call that? What does the Law call that? And the questions went on and on...
Now I have names for all that stuff and the accurate interpretations.
A trauma survivor myself, I graduated with a BSc in geology from VUW in 1990.
I have worked in a number of industries including an oil rig, marketing in legal publishing, an IT administrator, airline baggage handler, pine forestry worker, lab technician, and currently a marketing analyst.
I bring a range of skills that require innovation, problem-solving ability and creativity.
It is an honour to be asked to join the Board of Directors for Men and Trauma as the professionalism, dedication and resolve of the team leading and delivering these much-needed services impresses me.