Communicator, Cancer Survivor,Motivator and Political Candidate
I'm a father of three, a cancer survivor, communicator and have been in small business since 1992. I look forward to being a voice for Geelong. I'm passionate about my hometown and its future. Through my locally-based artist management company, I currently guide the careers of elite national artists and continue to perform myself as a musician. I manage the careers of a roster which includes Justice Crew, Nathaniel Willemse, Merril Bainbridge and Armstrong Creek local Taylor Henderson. It requires trust, skill, care, knowledge, but most importantly, the responsibility to create and the ability to deliver results. My achievements in small business, particularly in, but not exclusive to, the music and arts have given me an excellent perspective on how to generate growth in these and other areas. Tourism is crucial to the prosperity of our region, and I intend to utilize my local, national and international network to bring new and exciting opportunities to the City of Greater Geelong. I am not politically aligned, nor beholden to special interest groups which allows me to make decisions based on fact, evidence and best practice. I will listen to and give active, real consideration to the views of our community to achieve better outcomes for all of Geelong. My unique career and life experiences have led me to rare and wide-ranging opportunities. I have been instrumental in various charity work, had the pleasure of being the ambassador for The Australian Terminal Cancer Foundation. My experience has led me to National TV, as a finalist on The Voice in 2013. I'm also the mentor for The Talent College, which focuses on opportunities for youth in the arts. With your vote, I will put my leadership, experience and expertise to work to make us even prouder to call Geelong our home.