Born in Bristol, I spent my early years living in Somerset and southern Africa where I developed a passion for nature and an outdoor lifestyle. Graduating from University with a wildlife conservation degree, I began my career with Devon Wildlife Trust working as a nature reserve warden. I spent over a decade working for various conservation charities, finally ending up in Scotland managing nature reserves and running my own training team for the Scottish Wildlife Trust. It was here that I first learnt the art of drystone walling.
The Walling Years
One of my first granite walls
In 2010 I started my own environmental contracting business working throughout Scotland, based near Aberdeen. Granite country ! Whilst carrying out tree work, fencing, wildlife surveys and mountain footpath construction, I quickly found myself spending an increasing amount of time drystone walling. From there, my passion and skill for the work developed. Returning to the south west in 2015, I continue to love working with stone, building something to be proud of and providing customers with high quality boundaries and features.