Being construction obsessed since childhood it was inevitable that I gained a trade once leaving school (Darland High School). It was plastering that I chose and have never regretted it. I completed a full apprenticeship and gained City & Guilds Advanced Craft qualification.
Later in life, I decided to embark on further studies to perhaps become a building inspector or Clerk of Works. I undertook the HNC in Building Studies, whilst studying for this I was approached by the and asked to take over the Plastering Department at Yale College.
Through college, I gained many qualifications, including obviously Qualified Teacher.
I have worked with City & Guilds to produce Construction Qualifications and been a lead internal verifier for Btec construction qualifications.
Previously I have been both a parent governor and a Local Education Authority school governor at Rhosddu primary and volunteered with the Scout movement and The Canal Trusts education section. I have also volunteered my building maintenance skills with ‘NEW Mind’ and continue to do so with ‘Stepping Stones North Wales’ based in Wrexham.
After almost 20 years I chose to leave the education sector in May 2019 and take up the position of Self-Build Coordinator with Brymbo Heritage Trust. Where I am still employed today.
Further to this, I am a family man with two daughters and many interests including rugby, fishing, natural and local history, fishing, and when time allowed for a few years sang with the Rhos Orpheus Welsh male voice choir.