Your topics focus on historical adventurers - are you essentially an adventurer or a historian?
I consider myself an adventurer, who is very interested in human beings.
How did you get into speaking for a living?
Whilst at University, I did a huge number of motorcycle trips into central Africa. When I returned from those trips, there was always a group of fellow students who wanted to hear what had happened on the bike. Many of those listeners thought I was a reasonable storyteller, one of whom became Curator of the Rorke's Drift museum and recommended me as a storyteller to the late David Rattray. I met David Rattray in January 2001 and began working with him on the Zulu War battlefields in March 2001. I studied Agriculture and have a background in wildlife safari guiding, photography and travel. If anyone mentioned 16 years ago, that I would one day be speaking for a living, I would have considered the idea crazy!