Rod was born and raised in Adelaide, South Australia and joined the Myer Department
Store Adelaide, rising to the position of Divisional Sales Manager. A career change led to Rod working as the Government Accounts Manager for Toshiba Business Machines for several years, while all the time working on family farming properties when needed.
Rod was invited to teach at TAFE in 1989, which he did in SA, and from 2000-2010 in Glen Innes and North Western NSW.
Rod gained his Real Estate licence in 1996 working in the Murray Mallee and Murray River area selling broad acre farms, lifestyle blocks, holiday houses, vineyards, water licences and residential properties.
In 1999 Rod moved to Glen Innes and for a short time sold real estate prior to being invited to return to TAFE, where he taught Business Management, Retail and Real Estate.
Rod has fulfilled a long term goal by starting a locally owned and operated Real Estate company, specifically designed for the New England and North West region involving local people who are familiar with their areas, and well respected and recognised by their communities.