I grew up in Perth's eastern suburbs, spending most of my time in Guildford, Midland & Woodbridge.
#funfact Born in 1987, I am the youngest Member of the WA Legislative Assembly.
My mother, born in New Zealand, has been a pharmacy assistant in Forrestfield since before I was born. My father, of Aboriginal heritage, is a plumber by trade but has spent much of his time in civil construction both in Perth and as a Fly-in, Fly-out machine operator.
I went to Woodlupine Primary School in Forrestfield and graduated from Governor Stirling Senior High School in Woodbridge in 2004.
Dropped out of Murdoch University, before going to work for a W.A. Senator, Judith Adams.
Worked for the WA Liberal Party since 2006, eventually becoming the youngest ever Deputy State Director (Campaign Support). I've worked on 13 elections (various state, federal & by-elections) since 2007.
Worked as a Principal Policy Adviser for the 29th Premier of Western Australia, the Hon. Colin Barnett, for four and a half years.
Spent two and half years with Australia's largest private construction company, BGC, with a focus on financial strategies for the residential and hotel division. Spent the 2015/16 summer on two hotel sites as a concrete form-worker as part of professional development.
I was elected to 40th Parliament in March 2017.
Michelle and I got married in February 2018 at St George's Cathedral, in Perth. We live in Halls Head (Seascapes) and hope to start a family in time.
My policy interests include Aboriginal justice, disruptive technology, environment & conservation, planning and justice reform more generally.
In my free time I run, swim, cycle, write, read and practice Brazilian jiu-jitsu. I have particular interests in architecture, design, history and military history.