Rescue Crew

I spend most of my time shark spotting but if there ever is a situation where we need to conduct a rescue I’m the one getting off the helicopter and into the water.

I primarily work on the Metro Service.

Favourite WA Beach?

That’s a tough one it really depends on my mood but I would say Coogee because it has everything- a jetty, pontoons, a cool shipwreck for snorkelling, a net for easy lap counting or if I feel like training really hard I can swim between 2 jetties!

Favourite holiday destination and why?

Tasmania, I did a four-day hike along the coast and the different biomes you see is incredible! For a couple hours you could be hiking through bushlands then as you get closer to the cliff edge it turns into heathlands and sometimes, you’re walking through a forest of giant trees, absolutely stunning!

What inspired you to join the Westpac Life Saver Rescue Helicopter Service?

I always thought it was a cool job so when the opportunity came up, I thought I’d give it a crack and see where it leads. Working on the shark spotting helicopter is a job that only exists in Australia, it’s certainly not a very ordinary one to have.

What motivates you to work for the service and help the community?

Working with a great team in an amazing office makes keeping swimmers safe all the more sweeter. I also feel pretty safe swimming in open water in WA because I know there are so many eyes on the water and now, I get to be a pair of eyes too.

Do you have any aspirations in aviation?

No but this has been a good taster, maybe my aspirations will change.

If you were stranded on an island what three things would you bring with you?

A PLB, a suitcase full of chocolate biscuits and my sleeping bag.