Life for me is divided into two distinct parts - before the fires and after the fires.
Before the fires I was a filmmaker living deep in the Australian bush. I had a love for good food, good wine and a simple life.
And while I have been a volunteer firefighter for much of my adult life, nothing could have prepared me for seeing my own home burnt to the ground after Black Saturday..
All I could think was, "How do you begin again from this?"
With my home and filmmaking equipment destroyed along with my ability to work doing what I loved, I found myself for the first time ever needing help..
Teaching fire safety at my local kindy