Born in Hong Kong, to itinerant parents from New Zealand, this ensured that I was always able to see the bigger picture. My early years included both Amsterdam & New York before the family settled in London. Growing up around creative industries in the early eighties exposed me to some great influences, many of which continued to provide mentorship and inspiration as my own career started to develop. My family bequeathed me with an unquenchable desire to travel, and over the past 25 years I have been able to explore some pretty obscure corners of Europe, USA, Asia, North Africa, New Zealand and Australia.
This combination of interests and experiences is at the very core of my professional life. Literature, art & music have continued to be an important part of my life. At this time I also chose to change my career path. I decided to write about the subjects I was most passionate about; music, art and travel, for a number of websites
Currently I am London Correspondent for SYN Music Worldwide - London Notes is a monthly newsletter looking at all the best music coming out of the UK & Europe
For the last 6 years I have also been a contributor to the highly respected and award winning website The Quietus - they are also Europe's largest independent music and culture website.
Specialities: Excellent communication skills - Strong delegation skills - Relationship building with confidence and enthusiasm - Familiarity and enthusiasm for all social media - Writing, proof reading, editing - Excellent organisational skills - Ability/experience in working to tight deadlines and under pressure - Problem solving through lateral thinking (independently or part of a team)