Loki down here and Rex at home.
Lithgow, Blue Mountains NSW
First time south for me
Electrician, librarian, assistant postman and brewery helper
Describe your role in two sentences:
Keeping all things electrical maintained and running. Without somehow setting off the myriad of station alarms in doing so.
What did you do before your joined the AAD?
I worked in underground mining for 12.5 years as well as a brief stint in maritime.
What is your favourite part of your job here at Casey?
I love how the environment down here can turn even the most basic job into an adventure as well as working alongside and learning from people with all different skill-sets and sharing a laugh.
If you were not an electrcian what would be your dream job?
Foreign aid worker
How does this season at Casey compare to your previous seasons down south?
It’s my favourite one so far!
What do you like to do in your spare time?
I’ve been trying to get out and explore as much as possible such as visiting the penguin colonies on nearby Shirley Island whilst the sea ice allows us to cross. Otherwise reading, movies, photography, eating, avoiding the gym and just getting to know the other expeditioners I'll be spending the year with as well.
What song sums up your Casey experience so far?
‘Here comes the sun’ — The Beatles
What actor would play you in a film version of our 72nd ANARE season here at Casey?
An ‘Avengers’ Tom Hiddleston, I've been told.
Favourite piece of Australian Antarctic Division kit?
My old weather beaten Carhartt jacket keeps me toasty and makes me look far more experienced than the 4 weeks I've been here.
What is your favourite book / movie (or both) and why?
'The Alchemist’ by Paulo Coelho is a book I love coming back to — a simple story with lots of wisdom. Movie — whatever happens to be playing in the station’s ‘Odeon’ theatre at the time.
What is your typical ‘Slushy FM’ genre? Do you have a particular favourite?
I’m currently compiling a playlist of tragic 90’s pop for my next day helping out in the kitchen that everyone will secretly love but never admit to.
Describe your Casey experience with: a sight, a smell, a sound, a feeling and a taste.
Each day at 7:30am the sun is at the perfect height to illuminate all the icebergs in the bay opposite our living quarters, making the morning commute down to the workshop an extra special sight. The smell of Sunday morning bacon and eggs wafting through the Red Shed living quarters. The sound of a fierce blizzard outside, feeling incredibly fortunate to be here, and the taste of all the great meals our chefs put together for us each day.
Do you have a favourite quote that you’d like to leave us with?
“You’re off to great places, today is your day, your mountain is waiting…so get on your way!’ — Dr Seuss
Something thing people may not know about you:
I’m a dual citizen of Australia and Germany