I am a writer with a background in technology and marketing, currently based in Berkshire, England. Born and raised in Wellington, New Zealand, I have now spent half my life overseas, living and working in Seattle and London earlier in my career.
My first school report noted that I showed promise with both swimming and creative writing, delivered eighteen years before I graduated from Washington State University after completing a degree in English, funding my education with a sports scholarship as a member of the swim team.
My swimming career earned me one New Zealand national record in the 200m breaststroke, three national titles in the 100m and 200m events of the same stroke, and a berth at the NCAA Championships in the 200 yards breaststroke and individual medley for Washington State.
Since then, I have worked in digital marketing at Moz in Seattle and Ayima in London, before shifting my focus back to writing.
I am now a keen amateur runner, competing in road races around Reading and London, and keen to take at least 31 seconds off my 40min 30sec PB over 10 kilometres.