My work experience has always been around the theme of ‘people’. Previous roles have included bus driver, assistant operations manager (buses), working in HR and in learning disability. I trained at Southampton University as a learning disability nurse and worked as a community learning disability nurse for an NHS trust until recently. I currently devote my time to various voluntary roles and initiatives within the local community. This includes co-ordinating the Monthly memory café in Tidworth which I initially set up in 2016. I also organise the community monthly litter picks as part of Keep Tidworth Tidy. Another role is as co-host on the Thursday morning show and community liaison on Castledown FM. I am also involved with various health groups in the area, from being Chairman of the Tidworth Community Area Dementia Action Alliance, to a member of Tidworth community area health and wellbeing group, a Patient Liaison Committee member, with Castle Practice, a Dementia Friends Champion and Deputy Chair for the local Governing Body and safeguarding lead Governor at Zouch Academy. I spent my childhood in Ludgershall and after a short time away in Dublin in the 1990’s I returned to Tidworth. I have been married since 2002 and have 2 children.