How long have you lived in Myrtleford?
20 years, I was born in Mansfield but the family moved here when I was one, I went to Myrtleford P-12 College right through to the end of year 12.
You must like it here?
Love it, it’s nice and quiet and there is plenty to do on the weekends and I can keep myself out of mischief.
What is your job?
Store Manager at BWS
How did that come about?
I have worked in the bottle shop for almost three years and after Woolworths bought it out at the start of the year, the old owner sat down with me and said there may be an opportunity for me if I wanted it. I spoke to BWS and they said my name had been put forward and that they saw something in me.
How have you found it?
It was challenging at first, all the different processes and everything but now I am into the swing of things and it’s become normal.
What do you enjoy most about the job?
Talking to all the people that come through each day.
What community groups are you involved in around town?
The Myrtleford Footy Club, I used to play cricket and basketball but I enjoy getting down to the footy club most. I love the boys and they all get around me, I enjoy having a beer on a Saturday night with them and it’s a good way to catch up with mates who have moved to Melbourne like Elijah Wales.
Are you a chance to pull on the boots next season?
There is no pen to paper yet but watch this space; I think Sharpy (Jake Sharp) will be very good for the boys.
What is a significant community issue to you?
Probably the lack of employment around Myrtleford, there are a lot of kids with no interest in finishing school and if they can’t get a trade then there’s really not much for them. I’ve had a lot of mates need to leave town or travel for work even if they wouldn’t mind staying.
What is a significant world is- sue to you?
Poverty, we have it pretty lucky here but looking at some of the other countries it pulls the heart strings a bit.
If you could bring anyone to Myrtleford who would it be and what you show them?
Dustin Martin, I would probably take him through BWS to help us meet some quarterly targets then down to the pub for a few off the wood.
What would be your purchase at BWS as a customer?
Probably Carlton Dry and a bottle of Dubliner.