I have been in and around the dairy industry all my life, growing up on my parents' small dairy farm in Taranaki. After my marriage to Julie we started sharemilking, achieving our aspirations of land ownership by age 30.
We currently have two dairy farms milking a total of 600 cows. We moved to our farm in Otorohanga in 2002 and in 2004 started with Rural Banking in the Northern King Country. This was an excellent opportunity to not only help farmers with their financial needs but also to gain greater insight to the impact that financial understanding and management can have on farming enterprises.
Driven by a desire to assist farmers in realizing their goals from personal, physical & financial perspectives Julie & I established Rural Business Solutions in 2006. My unique skills acquired as the result of being hands-on farmer coupled with banking experience assists me to understand and help clients with solutions specific to their current situation and goals for the future. It has and will continue to be the driving force for this business which has been the catalyst for growth in consultants and cliental throughout New Zealand.
In my spare time I enjoy time with the family following their sports & cultural activities as well as spending relaxing times at the beach trying to catch that elusive 20lb snapper. As the kids get a little older and more self-dependant then we have plans to travel the world on our big OE!