After Ampleforth College and Aberdeen University, I moved to London in 2002 to work in property. I joined the Army Reserve as an Infantryman, deploying to Iraq in 2004 and Afghanistan in 2010 and 2012. I've trained recruits during Basic Training, mentored junior soldiers and Officer Cadets for their subsequent promotions, and I've trained Afghan National Army soldiers after learning the Dari language.
I completed the Army Physical Training Instructor course and then qualified as a Personal Trainer. I've worked as a fitness instructor and Personal Trainer in London since 2015.