I was born and grew up in rainy north-east England, close to the original Durham. I relocated to the US in March 2020 with my wife (a native North Carolinian) and our 2-year-old daughter. We moved to take advantage of the quality of life here that comes with the beautiful weather and a little more space, as well as to be closer to my wife’s family.
I’m a registered architect in the UK and prior to joining CQC I worked at architectural firms in Newcastle-upon-Tyne and London. There I was involved in residential projects at various scales, from small additions to new single homes, apartment blocks and larger housing developments.
I grew up in a Victorian house that my parents bought as a shell and gradually refurbished over the course of a decade. Perhaps because of this I’ve always loved working on existing and often historic buildings – enjoying the challenges this type of project inevitably throws up. No two are ever the same and that’s what makes my job fun. I’m excited to help improve the homes of North Carolina with the CQC team and our clients.
Outside of work and chasing after our daughter, I enjoy crime novels and podcasts, sampling new beers, dabbling with photography or (too occasionally) running. Since moving to the US we’ve been loving sunny weekends at the beach with family. I’ve also been learning to play basketball with little success, but found out I’m not bad at throwing a horseshoe!