I couldn't have chosen a more traditional career path. As a Chartered Accountant, I took all the steps necessary to land myself a well-respected role, working at one of the legendary big four. For a decade, I played by the rules—in every sense of the saying. Building a strong career in Western Australia, I learned what it took to help stand up, operationalise and grow businesses, securing their financial future. But something was seriously missing.
This year, I decided to uproot my entire life.
Growing up, I spent my free time learning everything I could about the ocean. How to read it, how to navigate it and how to ride it. I started specializing in ocean safety and decided to become a surf lifesaver (yes, like the TV show Bondi Rescue). 15 years later, and lots more experience under my belt, I realized it was time to take my relationship with the ocean to the next level.
Today, I'm blending my passion with my professional expertise. I’ve abandoned the board room to spend more time on the surfboard, all while helping those who want to make an impact reach their goals.
Going on this expedition is allowing me to use my skills for good—helping those we meet along the way elevate their impact work, while keeping our team safe throughout our travels.
In this next chapter, I’m dedicated to streamlining our expedition so we are considering sustainable best practices, adhering to policies and supporting local communities. And with that, my aim is to help others think about how to travel wisely and safely—passing on our knowledge to those who want to keep the spirit of exploration alive.