Surf Life Saver Profile of the Week - 32

Published: November 09, 2023 Last Updated: November 09, 2023

Welcome John and thanks for sharing with us


So let’s get deep and meaningful straight up

Q – How long have you been in Coolum Surf Life Saving Club and what motivated you to volunteer your time?

I did my bronze in October 1990 and I love bodysurfing. As a community service the SLS movement is one of the best and can be a life long commitment.

When living in Toowoomba I also got involved in Bush to Beach Fundraising


Q – Is your experience so far what you thought it would be?

Yes. However it was busy maintaining the commitment driving from Toowoomba to Coolum for committee meeting and patrols


On a lighter side

Q – Where did you grow up? (Assuming you’ve grown up)

Yes, all grown up well and truly! Thank you to Brisbane, Toowoomba and Coolum Beach


Q – What’s the best job you’ve ever had?

I’m not so good with changing roles. I have one career job and I love it. Stockbroking for retail clients


Q – Any nicknames?

Lots… Little John, Egg White, Jonny and Strawb.

 Take your pick.


Q – Any Hobbies?

Swimming, Surfing, Sailing


Q – Favourite Music/Musician/Band

C&W (Sorry haha)

You know… Slim, Dolly, Waylen, Kenny and Willie


Q – Can you cook and what’s your favourite dish to prepare?

No need, my wife Nicole is a Super Cook. However, she thinks all men should have a few signature dishes…like peeling prawns and cooking fish & steak


Q – Final & Life defining Question…. Pineapple on Pizza, Yes or No??

Reasonably conservative, so love olives on a Pizza


(Did he answer the question? Haha)



If you’d like to share your story here with your mates, please contact your member officer - we’d all luv to hear it. Cheers, Noel (Member Officer)

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