About Me

Matthew I’m a Rotarian and a Rotary Youth Exchange alumni, living in Canberra, Australia.

I am an enthusiast of technology, digital communications, world history, cartography, geography, music and digital photography.

As a child of the 1970s and 80s, I remain astounded with our hyper-connected world.

I enjoy learning more about societies and their cultures located in far-off lands around the world, and I am an observer of domestic and international politics.

I begin my journey with photography as a teenager when I took photography classes at high school; I purchased my own SLR film camera (which I still have) and created a darkroom in my home where I processed the (black and white) film and developed photos. Nowadays, I primarily capture photos with my iPhone, which is occasionally supplanted by my digital SLR.

429762_2803166553231_1978084322_n.jpgAlmost 30 years since my Rotary Youth Exchange, I remain an enthusiastic supporter of the program and my family and I ‘give back‘ by hosting inbound Youth Exchange students, offering an opportunity to experience a ‘life in a year‘ in Australia.

In addition, my children are now members of the Rotary Youth Exchange family, having experienced a once in a lifetime experience abroad themselves.