I whakapapa to Ngati Raukawa through my Nan who lived in Tolaga Bay. A born and bred Hamiltonian, I was educated in local schools.
I finished my schooling at Fairfield College and entered retail at 17 years of age.
In January 2019 I joined Sands Carving Studio as the ‘apprentice’ and have become passionate about carving, it’s the hands on fashioning, the range and beauty of the pounamu, and the supportive environment and staff that makes it all so enjoyable.
I’m looking to grow and develop skills in carving weapons and to further the flow of design function and artistic expression.