I have lived in Cambridge for nearly 20 years and my wife and I have raised our children here. We have two daughters at Cambridge High School, and our son will be joining the school community soon.
I have been working as a dental surgeon in the Cambridge community continuously since 1999, and share that time contributing to the police and coronial services as a forensic odontologist, services I also provide to the NZDF as a reserve officer. I worked during the Christchurch Earthquake, the Mosque Shootings, and the Whakaari Volcano disasters to help return loved ones to their families.
I am extensively involved with forensics here and overseas and am a member of several international organisations as well as currently being the president of the New Zealand Society of Forensic Odontology. I serve on six Boards in various countries and often speak at conferences overseas. I aim to be a life-long learner and have recently completed a certificate in mental health, trauma and recovery, and I am currently studying Tikanga Maori at Te Wananga o Aotearoa.
It’s a privilege and a responsibility to serve as a parent representative on the CHS Board and I look forward to contributing to build on the excellent work done by the previous board during difficult times, and working hard for positive outcomes for the students and staff, teaching and non-teaching, of Cambridge High School.