Started coding at the age of 8.
Won Sunday Times Computer Brain competition at 15, and went on to write computer games on the ZX Spectrum for Microdeal while still at school.
Discovered adventure and spent 10 thrilling years working in training and development. Worked with Outward Bound Scotland running 1-3 week programmes sailing, kayaking, climbing and expeditioning with young people from diverse backgrounds. As a freelance development trainer worked with corporate groups including RBS, Bank of Scotland, Danske Bank, and Scottish Life to develop leadership skills.
Led expeditions for Raleigh International and World Challenge to Chile, Ecuador, Mexico, Brazil, Malawi.
★ Level 3 Whitewater kayak coach
★ Level 2 Whitewater raft Guide
★ Level 2 Dinghy sailor
★ Summer mountain leader
★ Single pitch climbing instructor
★ B.A. Hons Degree in Recreation Management
Currently Director of webbactivemedia Limited - a digital, search and social media agency helping businesses thrive on-line. We are Graeme Obree's webmaster, are responsible for one of the world’s most popular Italian recipe sites - Italyum, and helped Heart of Scotland Tours go from zero to half a million pounds in on-line turnover. We create web sites, apps and e-books. We devise and execute measurable integrated marketing campaigns. We offer great web hosting via SEFHOST.com.
★ Trustee of the Forces Children' Trust, providing positive experiences and support for young people who have lost a parent in active service.
★ Part of the start up team for FRANKwater, and ethical bottled water company providing clean water in developing countries.
★ Prince’s Trust Youth Business Scotland Mentor, offering support to young people starting out in business.
Keen kayaker on whitewater and sea. Kayaked across the Irish Sea from Portpatrick to Larne. Experienced adventure racer, having competed in the Highland Fling (53 mile ultramarathon), Highland Cross (55 mile duathlon), River Ayr Way (44 mile ultramarathon), Original Mountain Marathon (50 miles, twice), Nokia Scotland Coast to Coast (120 mile triathlon), Western Isles Challenge (team triathlon). Led a youth expedition to Mongolia in 2013. Learning to surf.
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