How long have you lived in Myrtleford?
My wife and I have been in Myrtleford for approximately one year. We initially stayed in Ovens while seeking a house and moved into Myrtleford itself a few months after. What is your job? My principal role is as a physiotherapist with Ovens Valley Physio and Pilates. As part of this role I have the opportunity to work with members of the Myrtleford Football Netball Club.
What brought you to this role?
I have worked in both public and private roles over a number of years. When moving to the area I made contact with the owners of the clinic and it was immediately apparent the team at OVPP valued genuine community engagement and delivery of expert care. These shared values made the role a great fit.
What do you enjoy most about it?
The simple answer is the patients, I have the opportunity to work with a hugely varied patient group from athletes looking to improve performance to seniors looking to improve mobility or manage pain and each is rewarding in their own way.
Tell me about your involvement with the Myrtleford Football Netball Club?
Ovens Valley Physio and Pilates had an existing relationship with MFNC to provide injury assessment and advice to players of both netball and football. I have been lucky enough to undertake postgraduate study in both sports physiotherapy and strength and conditioning and get to utilise these skills with these patients. What do you love about living in Myrtleford?
We initially moved to Myrtleford for its proximity to great hiking, biking, skiing, wineries and the less frenetic pace of life. Since being here we have been really impressed by the strong sense of community and inclusion. What is a significant current issue that Myrtleford faces?
It is clear that Myrtleford as a region has had a history of economic ups and downs. The continued economic development of the town and the development of new industries appears to be an ongoing process. With will I believe we will see Myrtleford thrive. What’s the most significant world issue to you?
That’s a big question, in broad terms I would say inequality in all its forms, be that economic, political, access to health or gender inequality.
If you could get anyone in the world to come visit Myrtleford who would it be and what would you show them?
My wife is Canadian and I would love to bring over her family and show them the amazing natural beauty of the area, and that skiing does exist in Australia and it’s not all beaches.