I was born in Llantrisant, into a large family, who mainly work in the NHS at various levels.
I went to Penygawsi Primary School and Y Pant Comprehensive School, where I was elected Deputy Head Prefect by my fellow students.
After my A'Levels I joined a large building services firm as an Apprentice Engineer, through the company I attended the University of Glamorgan and obtained a degree in Engineering. I am now a senior project engineer.
My hobbies include keeping fit and I often attend Llantrisant Leisure Centre. I regularly take part in half marathons. I am a keen traveller and would like to see more of the world.