Born at Margaret River, WA, 30 May 1963.
His academic qualificatiions include Associate Diploma of Farm Management obtained at the Muresk Institute of Agriculture. In 1992 he was a self-employed native nurseryman, but previously he had been associated with the Department of Conservation and Land Management based in Esperence, WA.Source: Extracted from: Hall, N. (1992) Suppliment No. 3 to 'Botanists of the eucalypts - 1978'. Commonwealth Scientific and Industrial Research Organisation, Melbourne