I am married to Terri, and we have three adult children. I was the State Member for Callide from 2017 – 2022 and Terri is a Councillor on Banana Shire Council. 

Before entering state politics in 2017, I was an active partner in our family cattle and farming enterprise, and our small engineering and earthmoving businesses. 

I was a councillor on the former Taroom Shire Council, before the State Labor Government amalgamated local councils.

As a qualified boilermaker I worked for several years in the gas industry as a high-pressure pipe welder, particularly the QGC pipeline to Curtis Island.

Since leaving school I have worked throughout Queensland as a ringer, timber cutter, plant operator/earthmoving contractor.

I will be working as hard as I can for the people of Flynn as their Member of Parliament. 

Something that I like to do in my spare time is bush walking by exploring the ranges and gorges of the Central Queensland sandstone escarpment area. In particular, I enjoy finding Aboriginal rock art. I have many photos and hope to write a book about my discoveries and bush walking experiences one day.