(aka Al, Big Al, Muzza)
“What doesn’t kill you only makes you stronger”


Current Occupation:

 Medical Researcher, Leukaemia

Dream Job: To spend my days designing, building and testing water craft
Passions: Love seeing how things work
Ambitions: Life – To do something I love well
Paddling – To paddle some of the worlds big regattas
Claim to Fame/Infamy: Absolute Cadbury kid (glass and a half and my night is over)

Favourite Stuff  
Food: Pork Curry made by my Nan
Drinks: Don’t mind a beer or three, although quite partial to good red wine or scotch
Movies/Books/Music: Am very much into local indie / “alternative” music
Super Hero or Villian: None really. As a kid, thought Astroboy was pretty cool, although I think I just liked the idea of rockets strapped to my legs

No real favourites, although tend to regularly read the paper

PDs Stuff

PD Member Since: October 2002
How I Got Into Paddling: Had an English flatmate at the time, whom was keen to give it a go. She dragged me and a visiting best friend down to a PDs open day in the middle of winter and it went from there
Favourite PD Moment: Arriving on Cats Eye Beach largely unannounced on Day 3 of Hamilton Island Cup 2003, having been discharged from Hospital 3 days prior following an emergency appendicectomy, which ruled me out of competition.
Worst PD Moment: Being forced to pull out of the 2003 Hammo crew due to above medical procedure, after training so long and hard, then having to watch from the support boat, while nursing a 3 inch wound in my stomach
Three words to describe PDs: Competition, Motivation, Improvement
How Other PDs Describe Al quiet, gregarious, fun, stinky, huli, funny laugh, hairy, smiley, tippy, respectful, honest, cute, reliable, furry, generic, very likeable, cheerful, friendly, chops farm, confident, rather entertaining, little left of centre
Favourite PD Photo Gallery Pic:

Other Stuff

Role Models, Heroes & Heroines: Pretty impressed by anyone that achieves by hard work
When not paddling most likely to be found: Sadly, working, or (this year anyway) attending weddings

Three people you’d like to invite to dinner:

Kate Beckinsale, Charlize Theron, Scarlett Johansson
Superstitions (Paddling or Otherwise): None, am not a superstitious person