I grew up in the wheatbelt of Western Australia before moving to Perth to study.
After earning a degree in Community Leisure Centre Management, I quickly changed my mind after a frightening incident at work one night: I was held up by masked bandits who were armed with blood-filled syringes.
The initial shock of this dreadful night eventually became one of the best things that ever happened to me. I set new goals and returned to university to become a Physical Education teacher – something I had always dreamed of doing.
During this time I also met my wife Vanessa, got married and became a father to three beautiful girls.
As a teacher, I enjoyed seven years of teaching before I became disenchanted with the government bureaucracy in schools.
After becoming a husband and father, having already changed careers and having experienced both country and inner-city living, I came to truly understand the power of choosing our direction in life instead of just taking whatever life serves up.
It was with this insight that I started my career as a Financial Planner. I enjoyed using my teaching and communication skills to help people who wanted help. At first I worked with the CBA as a Financial Planner, then quickly moved onto building my own business in private partnership with an established accounting firm.
Now, as a fully qualified CFP® with significant experience and client success stories under my belt, I am excited to establish Viva Wealth.
My passion is to use my financial qualifications to assist everyday people in achieving their lifestyle aspirations. I believe the key to financial success is to first look inward in order to understand your goals and values. From there, we can create a financial plan that enables your ideal lifestyle.
If you’d like help bridging the gap between your knowledge and values and the actions you need to achieve your goals, get in touch today. I’d love to talk with you.