Growing up in Wollongong, NSW, in the 80’s, all the cool kids had pools. I, unfortunately, was not a cool kid, so I spent the summers overstaying my welcome at my neighbours with pools. That was the start of my passion for pools, and it has grown ever since. Nothing instantly relaxes my soul like being in water and not many things make me feel better than diving into a pool that is slightly too cold on a sweaty day.
During my 25 years in the pool industry, I have sold spas, swim spas, above ground pools and fibreglass pools. I always dreamed of designing luxury concrete pools and landscapes, with my lack of drawing ability being the only hiccup until I discovered 3D design about 10 years go. Since that day, I have been extremely proud of designing and seeing to completion many swimming pools that have received industry awards, and more importantly, that my clients have loved. Helping people achieve my childhood dream (and often theirs too!) is an exciting and rewarding privilege.
Designing swimming pools has been the perfect job for me. Every day is different. I love listening to what my clients say, and don’t say, so that I can pick up on all the clues needed to successfully blend form with function and make my designs match their home, life, aspirations, lifestyle, and personality. It’s problem solving in a beautifully delicate creative way which allows me to see stunning homes and amazing suburbs that I might have never otherwise seen, and to work with the loveliest clients who put considerable trust and belief in me by inviting me into their homes, and lives.
The last 10 years has seen many exciting design and technological advances in the swimming pool industry. 3D design has evolved to virtual and augmented reality, pool automation has changed the way we own and care for our pools, and Poolz has revolutionised the way homeowners connect with their ideal pool builder and inform themselves about buying and owning a pool.My role at Poolz now enables me to put all my industry experience to use by helping pool builders and homeowners in a fresh and exciting way, but when I’m not helping make dream pools a reality, you’ll find me bingeing on Netflix (who isn’t?!), watching the mighty Brisbane Lions, or escaping in my 4WD and rooftop tent to enjoy a campfire with family and friends.