Born and raised by the sea in Sunderland, I moved from the sound of waves lapping up on the beach, onto studying music and then a decade long career in the noisy world of aviation. I’ve always been a creative person and my career has added organisation and structure to my life. After travelling around much of the UK with work, I’m lucky enough to have settled in bonnie Scotland and captured the heart of a local lassie. We live in the shadow of the beautiful Ochil hills. As a new dad, my life is a mixture of parenting, music, mountaineering and pasta.