I'm a young guy based here in sunny Perth, Western Australia.
My "9 to 5" is as a high-school student, but I divide my time between the classroom and my many curiosities. I've always been curious.
Over the past few years, I've been on a journey that has taken me through business, media, public speaking and freelance. I've found opportunities to try my hand at lots of different skill sets and found a lot of things I'm no good at (sports being at the top of that list) but some areas I really enjoy as well.
I discovered a pattern.
I realised pretty quickly that what I was really drawn to could be accessed behind a computer screen. Every week saw me researching and testing a new online platform or app. I would build websites for the fun of it. Marketing funnels for the hell of it. Social media campaigns for the joy of it. Systems for the challenge of it.
I channelled those passions into my previous small businesses along the way, opportunities for learning through sometimes failing, networking through connecting and understanding through doing.
I discovered pretty quickly that the challenge of digital systems and strategy was a challenge I love taking on. I love understanding the unique stories and perspectives of an unfamiliar business or organisation.
I love thinking digitally. Solving problems with digital solutions. I've grown up online, and this is how I think. This is my passion.
This digital work - freelance consulting - is conducted under the name, Curiosity Digital, which is a continual reminder of how this passion started, and how I work through projects - with curiosity.
If I'm not at school or working on a project, you'll find me with either my dog Shanti, tinkering with something technical or spending time with my mates.
A working list of the various weekend sprints, month long projects or ongoing businesses I've started.
I choose to live & operate off 2 different ideas that I've formed over time that act as a bit of a guide. I like to mention these because they deeply inform my work.
Firstly, I think it's important to let yourself follow those little sparks of interest we all have.
My many passions and interests have formed through following curiosities and I think it's a wonderful way to not only learn and discover more about your world but also more about yourself.
Secondly, a choice to think, act & speak kindly, no matter the audience, no matter the topic, no matter the environment.
I'm not perfect, I sometimes don't get it right - and that's being human - but I think aiming to be a good human and choosing kindness no matter what you receive is a good way to live.
Featured in a new podcast by youth startup, Future Anything, it's for all of the young innovators, inventors and changemakers dreaming up a different future; one idea at a time.
Featured in The West Australian's Ed! Magazine, a liftout for young people, in a segment that highlights young people to watch here in WA.
Interviewed about my Perth for Perth project on a podcast showcasing how young people are not just surviving but thriving in a Coronavirus world.
Featured in the monthly magazine distributed to the WA schools, hospitals, universities in the Archdiocese of Perth.
Featured in the "WA Rising Stars" feature, highlighting 50 of the State's most talented young people over the course of a month.
I was fortunate enough to be able to deliver a TEDx talk.
Profiled after the launch of my first enterprise, The Tech Thread Co.