As a child growing up in the Nambucca Valley I was always around farms, animals, fruits and veggies and despite the child labour I enjoyed so much I never thought of myself as a farmer it was just fun. I took off and acquired knowledge and skillset for more than 15 years successfully working with and consulting to leading tier 2 Construction Companies, on significant commercial projects in NSW and QLD. But I was drawn back to Bowradise to pursue farming and family life with a strong focus on Health and lifestyle and the aim of bringing Abundant Vitality to the only place I ever called home. With my love by my side and 4 generations of family roots in this region, I set about upskilling and applying myself to farming. This new pursuit saw me living in the elements for 9 months in a bell tent “the yurt” in the middle of a cow paddock surrounded by beef cattle on the family farm assisting my Brother and Farther to establish their thriving Aquaponics & market gardens (Nambucca Valley Aquaponics), devouring farming books, streaming youtube videos and eating fresh food that I grew, I felt alive and at home. So I took off again overseas to Europe and Canada, visiting farms , attending courses learning world wide best farming practices and stoking the internal fire for farming life. I returned and quickly setup Abundant Vitality Farms.
Jess is the best farm girlfriend ever and helps me be my best farmer. Having grown up on a farm she loves farm life and understands all that rural living involves. She is local girl with a heart of gold and with her caring friendly nature she easily connects with everyone she meets. Jess has worked for over 10 years in the dental industry and has developed a tuned detailed skillset in hygiene processes which comes in very handy in the packing room. Healthy nutritious food is Medicine and Jess practices what she preaches following a strict healthy diet jess is always learning new ways to prepare healthy foods and make them taste amazing. She is a keen fermenter of sauerkraut and kombucha.