I was born on the Yorkshire Coast and grew up right here in Whitby. My summers were mostly spent between the Fisherlads Rowing Club and my parent's sweet shop in Robin Hood's Bay.
I studied Philosophy, Politics and Economics at Oxford University before working in politics for almost four years. Working in Westminster I frequently led guided tours of the Houses of Parliament and enjoyed this immensely. During my final year in London I gained a Masters degree in Philosophy through the University of Buckingham. My interests in philosophy are broad, but one particular area is the relationship between people and place. My Masters' thesis analysed David Hume's metaethics: Hume is considered one of Britain's greatest historians and I believe he was the most important figure to ever write in the English language.
My love for Whitby has only grown stronger with age. Whilst I enjoy travel immensely, I believe Whitby punches well above its weight as a place of interest. Hopefully my tours can convey this to you in an exciting and interactive way.
I was born in East Yorkshire and moved to Whitby when I was eight. My spare time consisted of volunteering with my dad on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway, working in the local businesses and rowing at the Fisherlads Rowing Club.
I joined the Royal Navy at the age of 17. I trained as an Aircraft Handler and served on board HMS Bulwalk for two years, deployed overseas several times. After my time on ship came to an end I was relocated to Cornwall where I worked in the Air Traffic Control Tower on a naval base.
Travelling the world has shown me many different cultures and ways of life. It brings into perspective my love for Whitby and makes me appreciate just how special a place it is.