I grew up on a Wairarapa hill country farm, which fostered an innovative and practical approach to problem
solving. I have an Engineering degree (BE Agric) and I enjoy learning how technology can help in our lives and
In the eighties and nineties I worked in adventure tourism and owned my own business in Taupo. In 1997, the web
was emerging as a marketing tool for tourism and I made a website for my business. I became a
webmaster — the name for someone who did all aspects of development, design and upkeep of a website.
“A human being should be able to change a diaper, plan an invasion, butcher a hog, conn a ship, design
a building, write a sonnet, balance accounts, build a wall, set a bone, comfort the dying, take
orders, give orders, cooperate, act alone, solve equations, analyze a new problem, pitch manure,
program a computer, cook a tasty meal, fight efficiently, die gallantly. Specialization is for
Requests from business associates to design their websites soon followed. By 2001, I was working full time
building websites for tourism businesses. In 2002, Thomas Schwarz and I formed OK Computer. During this time I was the lead developer for
lovemarks.com for Kevin Roberts. In
2008, Anthea and I moved back to the Wairarapa and started Windrush Design. Anthea is a graduate of Central Saint Martins College of Art &
Design and provides design critique and guidance. I have remained a web generalist and continue to learn
and acquire new skills.
My grandfather purchased our farm in 1925 and named the paddocks after places in the Cotswolds near
his grandfather’s home, including the village
of Windrush. I’m fortunate to work from home and the name “Windrush” embodies my connection with
this special place and my family history.