About Me

Just who the heck am I anyway? Well, like all things, lets start at the beginning...

mount gambier - age 6

Born on the 20th of September 1970 in the village of Canewdon, Essex, England, I lived there until the age of 4, before the family and I all moved out on a convict ship to Melbourne, Australia. We again moved to sunny Adelaide, South Australia in 1976, before returning to England in 1980 - specifically, Huddersfield, in Yorkshire. "It's Grim Up North!"

There I lived and was schooled (at Queen Elizabeth Grammar and Huddersfield New College) before debunking to the University of Bristol , in south-west England in 1989. There I chose to study Aeronautical Engineering, "cos I liked planes". I gained my honours degree in 1992.

After graduation I went to work for an hydraulic analysis engineering company in Leeds, Yorkshire, before moving to London in 1994 to work for yet another engineering consultancy. In 1997, fed up of being an underpaid engineer, I taught myself Windows programming for the PC, and by the following year was gainfully employed as a software developer . I became an independent contractor in 2000, during the dot.com boom, but when the "bust" hit in 2002, I found I had plenty of time to think about my life direction.

It was in that year that I decided finally to fulfil my desire to live and work in the USA, and I moved to Florida in September 2002, settling in California by the end of the year.

I currently live in the historic and artsy City of Pasadena just north-west of Los Angeles.

I now own a successful computer manufacturing and retail business. While not working I enjoy writing fiction, producing electronic music, astronomy, history, cycling, swimming, travel, movies, comedy and serial dating.