Simon’s purpose is to share the skills that shaped him and nurture empathy-driven professionals. His training began through a school-based VET program and Certificate III and Certificate IV in Fitness at TAFE SA.
Guided by his mentor, Peter Conroy, Simon discovered the essence of fitness: bringing passion into people's lives, to lift their wellbeing.
He established his own organisation at 20 years old - now a reputable health and well-being provider in SA for 13 years.
Simon took his passion to schools, becoming a qualified trainer and assessor in 2016, to equip young people with the skills to inspire others and follow their dreams.
In 2020, he founded a second company, Mental Muscle Education, offering curriculum-based health and wellbeing programs to schools. Collaborating with RTOs, Simon now provides VET-directed learning and pathways to public and private schools across SA.
Simon encourages others in SA to join him and advance the VET sector across the state.
The 2023 VET Teacher or Trainer of the Year category is proudly sponsored by SkyCity.