The early years
Way back in 1985, I was born in a town called Shoreham-by-Sea, near Brighton, in the UK to a great mother and father. I was the third of four children with two older sisters and a younger brother.
I excelled at school, was pretty shy and had a wonky eye (which I still have to this day despite several operations).
At the age of 12 I appeared on Countdown playing against adults. I lost the game 45-55 but it remains one of my proudest moments.
While growing up, I decided one day that I wanted to be a civil engineer. What I didn’t know was that I actually wanted to be an architect but I didn’t know the difference, so in a twist of fate, I became an engineer which is enjoyable: just very different to what I thought I wanted.
During my time at uni, by chance, I happened to meet who would later become my wife: Martina. We were thrown into an online conversation by a mutual friend, and there began a great friendship.
Before long, we had decided that we were meant to be together forever and I booked a one-way ticket to America.
At the age of 21, I was settling into my new married life in Florida, somewhere I never thought I would be living.
I decided to start up my own web development company after developing many websites for friends and family, and I love the work I do.
Martina and I had 6 wonderful years alone before we found out that we were expecting our first child. Ellie was born in June 2013 and means the world to us. A little after a year later, we found out that Jack was on his way and he arrived in May 2015.