Actor / Presenter
What’s your link to Townsville? I grew up in Belgian Gardens, so many childhood adventures were spent exploring the Townsville Old Common and biking down to The Strand in the afternoons for a swim.
Where are you now? I live in the inner-west of Sydney. After leaving Townsville, I focused on getting involved in the industry here – taking acting classes, doing plays and offering my time behind the scenes on Indie projects. Landing my first professional gig as a host of ABC3’s Studio3 opened up a few other doors so I’ve been quite lucky to be able to work on screen, stage and in TV presenting.
What does your work involve now? I’ve just finished filming for a fun new children’s series, which is set to air later this year, so at the moment I’m back to my other job – making coffee and I’ve just bought myself a new skateboard, so I’m pretty excited to put it to good use. I’ve got another gig lined up for next month, so until then I’m making the most of my downtime.
How did your time in Townsville set you up for success? I have a big family who are full of love and are very supportive of my chosen career path. I was also lucky to have a lot of support from the local theatre community in Townsville, in particular Karen Vane, who was the Head of the Arts Department during my time at Pimlico State High School.
Do you still come back to Townsville to visit? The distance and my work schedule only permits me to travel back for the big occasions like Christmas and family or friends’ life events. Nothing beats a weekend of creek-hopping and backyard football with the family.