ADF Service: I joined the Australian Army in 1995 and worked as a Cargo Specialist.
During my career I deployed once to Bougainville and three times to Timor Leste.
I discharged in 2007.
Hometown: Townsville, Queensland
Current town: Brisbane, Queensland
Competing in: Cycling
What is the Nature of your injury or illness?
Brain injury, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), depression and anxiety.
What role has sport played in your rehabilitation?
It’s been hugely significant in my continued recovery, helping me to focus and move forward even though my conditions are incurable.
What is your greatest achievement to date?
Being able to compete in front of my beautiful daughter and my amazing partner, making them proud and showing them I’m not finished yet.
Why did you apply for the Invictus Games 2018?
Some serious unfinished business - my contribution to Australia is not finished yet. I need the Invictus Games to continue my recovery. The Games helps me to set goals and carry them out.
What will “winning” look like for you at these Games?
Being the best I can be.
The person I most admire is…
No single identity. It’s anyone who says “I’m not done”.
It’s anyone who supports a fellow veteran climb out of a hole; anyone who inspires others by their actions; anyone who speaks for the forgotten. This is the Invictus Games story.
Any person who can use their position for the betterment of others has my admiration.