I was born and brought up in Hampshire Southern England.
I went to University in Aberystwyth, Wales where I obtained my degree in Marine and Freshwater Biology.
I have always enjoyed travelling, having spent family holidays in Europe, I started my own travelling career spending a month in Pamplona Spain, improving my Spanish. This was quickly followed by South Africa, where I obtained one of my dreams of diving with Great White sharks. I then travelled to Grenada and finally started my Mexican Adventure.
I took part in sea turtle conservation at Majahaus and Chalacatepec as both a volunteer and organising tours and was given the opportunity to do some commercial diving in Manzanillo on the gas pipelines.
I met and married a Mexican special needs teacher and have two beautiful children. In 2012 I naturalized and became a Mexican citizen.
I also co-founded and was a part of Experience Mex-ECO Tours for over fourteen years before going on to create Flip Flop Nomads with my sister Charlie.