After completing a Business degree in Trinity College Dublin, I joined the Defence Forces in 2007. I have served in the Infantry Corps as a Platoon Commander in Galway, a Company Second in Command in Dundalk, where I specialised in support weapons such as heavy machine guns, mortars, and anti-tank weapons. have also served in Human Resources roles in Defence Forces Headquarters and in 2 Brigade Headquarters in Dublin.

I have served 2.5 years overseas on different occasions in Lebanon in Syria with the United Nations.

I live in Fairview, Dublin with my wife and 3 year old son, and in my more energetic years competed on Army  Cycling and Triathlon Teams.