What energises you at work?
The thought of being the first person to see or collect something.
What’s the biggest misconception people have about your job?
People have little idea of the meticulous and arduous process that is required when sustainably hand collecting the ideal aquaria piece.
What would we most likely find you doing on the weekend?
Chasing after any one of my four kids taking them to sport and enjoying family time. If time permits watching Rugby League.
If you were a crayon, what colour would you be?
Blue – I like the blue water and also my colour of my local footy team.
Favourite coral and why?
Corallimorphs. They have so many different colours and patterns while also being suitable to safely display in an aquarium with coral-eating fish.
What do you love about the job?
Over the years, I have been lucky enough to see some amazing things that you would not get to witness in any other job. To have the opportunity to be immersed in the many different habitats and see the vast array of wonders the reef has to offer. I have always believed that Aquarium collection is the best dive job in the world
If you could have any one superpower, which would you choose?
Not sure about having just one superpower, but my superhero would definitely be Aquaman. It would be incredible to have the ability to just ask the fish to hop in my bucket and to show me where the best coral is, all while being able to swim with the current and not against.