I live nearby in Banstead with my lovely partner Carol.
Back in the day I did seven years in the reserve forces, infantry regiment, then I was part of an armoured reconnaissance squadron. I left the armed forces back in the early 90s but I still keep in touch with the squadron as membership secretary of the Westminster Dragoons Regimental Association.
I then went on to qualify as a remedial massage therapist and I'm now the proud holder of the London College of Massage Diploma. I love motorbikes and I've got a Honda Goldwing 1800 and throughout the year I do a lot of military charity rides.
I a big fan of F1motor racing and classical music, and once upon a time I a DJ many years ago when I worked in hospital radio.
I love volunteering at Polesden Lacey, especially the colours of the changing seasons and the wildlife. Not many people can say their 'office' is 1400 acres of a beautiful estate, which is exactly where the volunteer roaming rangers spend most of their time.
It’s an all year round position so the change of seasons are quite spectacular. Apart from this I like talking to the people we meet and greet out and about on patrol, even the dogs.
One last fun fact about me: I have a cat who's 26 years old.