"Born in 1955 in Gloucester and spent formative years in Venice. Attended Rudolf Steiner schools. Completed BA in Ceramics and Art History followed by teacher training, gaining a Post Graduate Certificate in Education at Breton Hall, Leeds in 1981.
"Travelled extensively before settling down in 1982 to renovate what is now called Ruskin Mill Art & Crafts Centre, Gloucestershire. Founded the Living Earth Training Course in 1984, co-founded Waldorf College, Stroud, Gloucestershire in 1999, established Glasshouse College, Stourbridge in 2000, co-founded Makhad Trust for endangered nomadic tribes particularly in Sinai and Tibet, in 2003, established Freeman College, Sheffield in 2005 and Brantwood Specialist School, Sheffield in 2011."