Troy is originally from South East Gippsland in Victoria, grew up in Central Northern Tasmania on the family’s large scale dairy farm, he left school at 16 to work on the family farm and went on to take over the farm in a share farming partnership with his elder brother, this partnership lasted for 5 years until the family farm was sold to pursue other opportunities.
Upon moving to the Gold Coast at 21 he took on a role as a plant operator at Nucrush Quarries, Troy stayed with this employer for 11 years and evolved to a Leading Hand position after 3 years and the last 4 years as Quarry Supervisor overseeing 9 full time staff and managing all sub-contractors including drill/blast operations, maintenance operations and purchasing/ procurement duties for the 400T.P.H crushing & screening plant. After such a long period of time, it was time for a change when the opportunity with Calix’s new Gold Coast plant arose.
Troy now manages the Gold Coast plant and provides assistance to Calix’s Queensland Business Development Managers Ralph Lloyd Smith and Mark Pascoe, who also works out of the Gold Coast Office. Outside of work Troy enjoys spending time with his wife Nicole and 2 sons Zac and Brock and a large close knit extended family. Weekends usually consist of four wheel driving adventures to find new and interesting places to hunt, fish, and kayak and ride trail bikes.