Born and raised in Geraldton, Tiny spent most of his time on the family farm. On the farm, he was in his glory and soon discovered that it was birth of a couple of life passions. The first came about from riding horses every day for the playing of polocrosse and polo which the former took him to representing the state in Under 21s in South Australia in 1986.
His life changed in 1996 when he kept feeling something strange feeling and the consequences were pretty ordinary which included butterflies in stomach, nerves about going places, not wanting to go anywhere or even days of not wanting to get out of bed. The main thing that worried him however was the crying most days and nights and from 30 minutes to up to 3 hours at a time. He was later diagnosed with depression and has been a sufferer since this day but more importantly a survivor. He is thankful to his wife and daughter and extended family, some close close friends and most of all the lady on the end of the phone when her called 13 11 14.
Tiny's passion includes working as an Auctioneer for his own company, where he has raised more than $29,500,000 for Lifeline WA.