I started my working life in the army with the Royal Engineers Band. After eight years I left the forces to retrain as a National Trust Warden, based on southern Dartmoor. This is where I got the Dartmoor bug. Following a two and a half year apprenticeship I became a Warden for the Trust on the North West Devon coast. The bug was biting harder and harder and the opportunity came in 2004 to return to Dartmoor.
I started as an Assistant Ranger covering the north and east side of the moor. In November of the same year I was promoted to the Sector Ranger position.
I am involved in a great deal of consultation with landowners, sometimes acting as a mediator, sometimes needing to take a firmer approach. The reactive element is something I enjoy a lot and I maintain a good working relationship with landowners in my Sector.