Outward Bound was always a dream of mine but was financially out of my reach. In September 2004 this barrier was overcome by my employer sponsoring me on a Navigator course.
My time at Anakiwa turned my life around by helping me find the nuts and bolts that were missing from my life by providing a clearer understanding of my values, what was important to me, and what I wanted to achieve in life.
In 2009 I made the decision to 'pay it forward' by setting up a scholarship for young people to Outward Bound. Personal savings, funds I raised while completing Ironman in 2009, and the proceeds from the sales of my memoir 'One Step At A Time' have all contributed to my scholarship fund. I will always be grateful for my Outward Bound experience, and I feel very privileged to be able to provide this scholarship opportunity to other New Zealander's.