Started my working life as a fishing deckhand with my boat building fisherman father in 1964 and progressed to also undertaking commercial diving. Sat for my Marine and Engineering tickets and had my Master I Fishing by 1972. Started my own sign business in 1970 and alternated between fishing and signwriting for most of my life. Learned the art of shipwrighting from my boatbuilding father and undertook many boat repairs, salvage and painting for individuals and insurance companies. Attended a Conservatorium for the arts and studied Music, Sound and Lighting Engineering and later worked for a while with them as their site co-ordinator, security and maintenance manager. Held a position as Lecturer in marine studies at Australian Maritime College writing ship construction learning material and I am now retired. Have a passion for songwriting and performing live music.