By day I’m an emergency management consultant and help run a small consulting business. I started of as a Civil Defence volunteer in 1997, and over time grew quite an interest in the information management issues associated with emergencies and disasters. In 2001 I undertook a Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management from Massey University, did an internship with the DC Emergency Management Agency in 2002, and came back to New Zealand to set up Kestrel Group, a risk, continuity and emergency management consultancy from 2003 to 2012. I have now gone back to school —>
When I first went to university, I had no idea what I wanted to do, and ended up stumbling my way through a BCom in Information Systems, and nearly completed a BSc when I left in 1996 to set up a web development business. I went back to university in 2001 to complete my BSc in Management Science, and also completed the Graduate Diploma in Emergency Management (with Distinction). In 2003 and 2004 I compeleted a Post Graduate Diploma in the Arts in Geographical Information Systems part time.
And since leaving Kestrel Group in March 2012, I have now returned to Massey University and I am doing a Masters in Emergency Management with a thesis on Information management for post-disaster rapid building damage assessment.
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- Identity sites – find me on Facebook, Google+, LinkedIn, and Twitter.
- My Flickr page – My new home of my online photos. All of the photos you see coming up randomly in the blog header are images I took. As I add them to the header, I’ll try and make sure to add them to my flickr page.
- Instagram – not a big user, but every now and then I’ll whack something up from my phone. I still prefer a DSLR though
- iStockPhoto – Where I sell some of my photos as stock photography. The price is very good (I’ve used it for work presentations as well).
- 500px – I haven’t got many photos up yet, and these will probably be just my favourite photos.