I was born and raised in Huyton, Liverpool before moving to Rainhill, where I currently live.
From an early age I wanted to be a Royal Marine Commando, I found that physical activity was some-thing I was good at and a great outlet for all the negative feelings.
At age 17, I entered training and began 32 weeks of intense military training. In 2009 I passed out as a Royal Marine Commando.
Firstly, I was based in Scotland as a Rifleman, after spending 2 years here I moved to 40 Commando in Taunton for another 2 years before being deployed on Herrick 17, Afghanistan. When I returned from my tour I trained to become a Mortar Man and moved back to 45 Commando, Scotland.
An important time serving as a Marine was being deployed to Afghanistan, where my 7-month tour objective was to win the ‘hearts and minds’ of the local population in partnership with the Afghan National Police (ANP) & Afghan National Army (ANA).
Being a Marine for 7 years taught me a lot, such as discipline and how to turn negativity into something positive; this mindset is still as strong.
Since leaving the Marines in 2016, I have gained qualifications in a number of different fields, these were Health & Social Care and Personal Training, leading me to work in different sectors. After some changes in career, I have found my strength – in working with young people and to help them achieve their goals.
My hobbies and interests include: walking my dog, watching films and keeping my fitness level up.