I was born in Germany but brought up in Kent, which probably explains my taste for Real Ale and Sausages. After several years working as an expatriate, I returned to Kent in in 2002. Sevenoaks is a special place, my home and where I have chosen to raise my young family. My business helps councils and community groups create vibrant communities, and as a Councillor I want to help the community where I live to be vibrant. I am passionate about planning and regeneration where I have vast experience. I am interested in open spaces, local economy, community and keeping Sevenoaks beautiful. In my spare time I am a keen Scuba Diver, fading sportsman, avid gardener, and enthusiastic foodie.