1974: Started Square Dancing
1975: Started Calling
1975: Attended my 1st National Convention (Melbourne)
1975: Attended 1st NSW State Convention, Calling in Junior Hall.
1976: Callers School with Brian Hotchkies
1977: Started Club Calling Sharing Spatiores with David Cox
1979: Started Carpenter & Co Square Dance Club at Tuggerah calling solo
1980: Married to Jenny
1980: Co-Convenor of State Convention with David Cox & Jeremy Weedon
1982: 1st Call at a National Convention at Brisbane
1987: 1st Daughter Larissa Born
1988: Elected President of NSW Square Dance Callers Association
1989: 2nd Daughter Tarla Born
1990: Convenor NSW State Convention
1990: Attended 1st MiniLab in Australia (Gold Coast)
1994: Attended 1st Australian Caller Cuer Conference (ACT)
1995: Program Manager National Convention Sydney
1998: Attended 2nd MiniLab (Adelaide)
2006: Coordinator ACF Caller’s Conference (Toukley)
2008: Attended & Presented at 3rd MiniLab (Gold Coast)
2009: Carpenter & Co Celebrates 30 Years of Operation with a Weekend at Riverwood Downs
2011: Attended 1st National Convention to be held in Darwin
2012 Attended ACF Caller’s Conference (Hobart)
2016 Attended ACF Caller Cuer Conference (Mooloolaba)
2016 Convenor NSW State Convention
National Conventions Attended: 32 (as of 2017)
Favourite Food - HOT Curry & Chilli Dishes
Favourite Colour - Green but I wear more Blue
Favourite Sports Star - Steve Waugh
Favourite Singer – Stevie Nicks
Favourite TV Show - Star Trek
Favourite Movie - Note Book
Hobbies – Other than Square Dancing… Trying to keep my wife happy.. And Travel.
Pet Hates – People whose level of incompetence mean they shouldn’t have Driving Licenses
Highlights of Your Calling Career – Program Manager at 1995 National
Convenor of 1990 & 2016 State Conventions
Funniest Experience – Watching Howard Cockburn & Paul Bristow trade jokes at the 1994 ACF Caller Cuer Conference.
Most Random Encounters – Bumping into Paul & Marina Long in Stirling Ranges National Park post 1993 National in WA. Bumping into Paul and Marina Long at Patong Beach in Phuket in 2011.
I Love being a Grandfather, the current count being 5 Grandsons.