I was born in Canada but grew up in sunny Canberra. I initially wanted to be a zoo keeper but then changed my mind and from an early age wanted to be a vet. I studied in Sydney, graduating in 2003 and have worked here and in the UK since. I used to travel quite a bit and enjoyed snowboarding, however with 5 kids at home, as well as 3 dogs, a number of goats, ducks, geese and weeds, I now mostly fix things and try to sneak a fish in when I can.