What’s your connection to Wyndham?

I accepted a promotion with my work with the federal government in 1978 and moved from Warrnambool to Werribee.

 

How long have you lived in the area?

Since we built our home in 1980.

 

What are you passionate about?

The environment.

 

How long have you served in your role for the Werribee Open Range Zoo?

I’ve had this job for 24 years.

 

Tell us briefly how you became involved with the zoo and what your role involves.

After I took early retirement from the federal government, I commenced teaching at VUT TAFE Werribee in tourism studies. I then became aware that Werribee Zoo required casual tour guides. My role involves conducting day tours for the general public, specialised tours and hosting overnight accommodation.

 

What’s the best part of your role?

Introducing visitors to our grasslands environment and its inhabitants.

 

What other hats do you wear in the Wyndham community?

Committee member U3A Werribee.

 

What’s the quirkiest thing about you?

My wife and I built the first mud brick house in the western suburbs.

 

What do you love about Wyndham?

Proximity to the beach and rural areas.

 

What would you like to see improved?

Services for seniors.