As a former middle distance athlete (1.55 - 800, 3.58 1500), I spent 17 years as a Physical Training Instructor in the Army where I developed my passion for coaching and mentoring athletes. I have coached athletes from beginner to advanced level over the past 15 years and enjoy getting the best out of my athletes and seeing their knowledge develop. Importantly, I want athletes to enjoy what they do. I have a Diploma of Fitness, ASCA level 1 and an undergraduate degree in Organisational Leadership to suplement my practical experience.I still compete as a masters runner at distances up to half marathon. I was the Coach for the Australian Defence Force Invictus Games athletics team in 2018 working with Chris Nunn.