I was born and raised on a farm near Raetihi, deep in the King Country and close to the Kaimanawa Ranges. I grew up knowing about the wild horse herd which roamed the Kaimanawas from my father and uncles, who spent time each year camping in the ranges. Now I live on a lifestyle block near Pukekohe.
I spent twenty five years working in the Information Technology Industry before becoming interested in Digital Animation and then Photography. Now I make my living as a Photographer.
I was reacquainted with the Kaimanawa Horses in 2012, by going on one of the Bus Trips organised by the KHH. Through my involvement with Kaimanawa Heritage Horse Society I have been able to spend many days visiting the Kaimanawa Ranges and seeing and capturing these horses interactions within their family units – in the wild.
This led me into an involvement with the KHH, photographing the Kaimanawas in the wild, in shows, the last muster, the Stallion Challenge at Equidays and HOY and unfortunately the plight of some rescue horses.
I look forward to working on the Committee to further the protection of these wonderful creatures.