From: Bangalow, NSW
Previous seasons? This is my first season
Job title: Carpenter
Describe your role in two sentences: As a carpenter I work on renovations, maintenance and new projects on station. I’m also a part of the lay surgical assistant team.
What did you do before your joined the AAD? I was contracting in the Snowy Mountains.
What is your favourite part of your job here at Casey? Being able to look around at anytime during my day and realise how lucky I am.
If you were not a carpenter what would be your dream job? To have my own farm.
How does this season at Casey compare to your previous seasons down south? N/A
What do you like to do in your spare time? I like to play guitar, cross country ski, ride fat bikes and work on building my hollow wooden surfboard.
What song sums up your Casey experience so far? Seal — Kiss From A Rose.
What actor would play you in a film version of our 72nd ANARE season here at Casey? Glenn Robbins
Favourite piece of Australian Antarctic Division kit? My ‘frillneck', legionnaires hat. Such unbeatable sun protection.
What is your favourite book / movie (or both) and why? Snatch, It has some good quotes and humor.
What is your typical ‘Slushy FM’ genre? Do you have a particular favourite? Independent rock, folk and all the oldies.
Describe your Casey experience with: a sight, a smell, a sound, a feeling and a taste.
The aurora in the night sky, the smell of orange power spray, the deafening silence away from station, the feeling of your facial hair freezing instantly, the taste of a fresh pizza cooked at the Wilkes Hilton.
Do you have a favourite quote that you’d like to leave us with? “Want the process, not the result.”
Something people may not know about you: I used to be a keen billycart racer.