I was born and raised in Adelaide South Australia until one day I escaped to Melbourne. I’ve been living in Melbourne for the last 14 of my 37 years on this planet. Before I left Adelaide I’d somehow managed to complete a Bachelor of Biotechnology (Honours) at Flinders University. Sometimes I think I may as well have flushed that degree down the toilet as I soon realised my passion lay in pre-hospital care not in the molecular virology I’d majored in at university. Fortunately I am one of those people who has been able to obtain their dream job, for me this is working as a MICA Paramedic with Ambulance Victoria, where I’ve been for the past 11 years. For those few who are wondering MICA stands for Mobile Intensive Care Ambulance. I’m not going to go into my work here, if you want to find out more check out the Ambulance Victoria website here.
I’ve always had a love of technology and have been converted entirely to Apple produce in the past year. Reading and listening to music are two of my favourite escapes. I like diverse range of music and literature, with authors ranging from Jasper Fforde to Robert Harris and musicians from Brandon Flowers to Bob Marley. The great thing about liking such a broad range of things is that no-one can pigeon hole me into any one particular category/genre.
My family is my single greatest achievement. My wife, daughter and son have all made me laugh and cry (usually tears of joy) and they are the most beautiful people I know. I am lucky enough to be married to someone who understands my work and what it involves (mainly because she is a Paramedic to), although she has not yet come to terms with my eclectic taste in music or literature.
If I couldn’t be a MICA Paramedic anymore I think I’d like to own a little coffee shop somewhere, that is known by the locals for it’s good coffees. Preferably this would be located somewhere slightly warmer than Melbourne (south of France or Italy would be nice). Whilst the cafe is still just a dream, I’ll continue to work on my latte consumption. Scott Adams coined one of my favourite quotes in his Dilbert comic “my goal is to replace my soul with coffee and become immortal”.
If I think of more stuff (aka rubbish) about myself I’ll add it here.
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