Prior to this they both lived in NSW. Garry grew up in the country and enjoyed staying on his Grandparent's dairy farm and later helping on his father's cattle property. Nicole grew up in the suburbs of Sydney.
Garry left school to take up an apprenticeship as a motor mechanic and work at the local dealership. After several years he purchased his own mechanical repair business, which was to go on to be independently judged as the "Mechanical Repair Business of The Year", which was a great achievement as he was competing statewide against major dealerships and workshops. He also won several other business awards including Customer Care Service Excellence and Excellence in Ethics. He sold this successful business to move to Tasmania.
Garry was in the NSW Fire & Rescue for 17 years, where he obtained the rank of Deputy Captain. He has extensive experience in dealing with people, emergencies and associated equipment.
Since moving to Campbell Town Garry has been lucky to obtain several jobs whilst planning was underway. He has a thriving property maintenance business. He also drives the local school bus and is a lifeguard at the Campbell Town pool.
Garry is on committees for the Campbell Town Show, Elizabeth Macquarie Housing, Anzac committee and Campbell Town Golf Club.
When Nicole left school she worked as a Travel Consultant before joining the NSW Police Force. She remained in the Police Force for 13 years where she was a Peer Support Officer, Field Training Office, Regional Training CoOrdinator and Supervising Sergeant and specialised in taking child abuse and sexual assault statements.
Nicole left the Police Force suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). She is now very well and is a Speaker for beyondblue and mental health advocate.
When Nicole left the Police Force she opened a Cafe in the NSW Police Academy in Sydney and managed that for approximately 3 years. She then commenced another business of Emergency ID Australia. Emergency ID Australia is an online business providing medical jewellery and emergency identification products, both nationally and internationally.
Nicole and Emergency ID Australia have won numerous business awards, including Business Woman of The Year, Excellence in Innovation and Customer Care Service Excellence. This business is currently on the market so she can concentrate on The Church project.
Nicole was also the President of the Board of AUSBUY (Australian Companies Institute) and is Deputy Chairperson of the Northern Midlands Tourism Region. See Linkedin profile here.
Garry and Nicole are both very passionate about supporting LOCAL business, charities, organisations and people. They hope that by opening The Church it will not only provide a great venue for locals and tourists, but will create local jobs, support other local businesses and give Campbell Town another great attraction.