Born in Klerksdorp in the old Western Transvaal. Grown up on the east rand of Johannesburg in Springs and moved to Pretoria in 1989. Went to school at Hoër Seunskool Hugenote, attended the SAPS College in Pretoria for my basic training and worked as a specialized SAPS member for 11 years. Left the service and became an estate agent for 10 years. Currently I am a freelance motoring journalist, living my motoring dream. Maried to Sonya Olivier nee van Dyk in 1992 and has a beautiful daughter Monet. She was named after the old master painter Claude Monet.