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About me

Hi, I'm Andrew.

I was born in the 80s, a child of the 90s and a teenager of the naughties. Pop star posters, tape cassette (and CD) Walkman's and sneaking out after dark.

Accomplished ballroom dancer and continuing guitar hero* instrumentalist since 2011. I have an opening for a drummer. Everybody sings, and the only requirement is enthusiasm.

I enjoy meditation and being in the company of one. I read as many books as I can. I take small parts from each one and share them with you.

I have two dogs that are total opposites of each other. Boy/girl, black/white, small/big. You get the picture. The only thing they have in common is their mutt ancestry. One of them doesn't know they're a dog.

I started my career in IT, but I'm no longer a technician. Sorry, I don't fix computers anymore, but I have plenty of 'back in my day' stories and how-to's. It's time to start sharing them. 

As a teacher, I love the lightbulb moment. If it could put food on the table, I'd share everything I could offer for free.

I get invested in long movies that take hold of my emotions. Isn't that what life is, after all? Don't be surprised if I recommend you watch a film or a TV episode for homework. 

Strive satisfied that you did your best, even if it wasn't as good as the previous day. Pay every good deed forward. No matter how small (or the cost). 

Work experience

Australian Army

September 2023


Aviation Ground Crew Aircraft Support Trainee

1st Recruit Training Battalion (Australia)

June 2023September 2023


Training to become a soldier in the Australian Army! The first step of many to join the Australian Army Aviation Corps. - Groundcrew Aircraft Support.

Self Employed

February 2023

Writer as Nineties.Style

I use Netscape Navigator, watch Home Improvement, wear chunky sneakers and borrow books with a library card. That's what I do. I read and I know things.

Career Break

April 2022February 2023

Health and Well-Being

Some time for myself.

Micron21 Pty Ltd

January 2019April 2022

Training Manager

Developed training and assessment packages and improved career enjoyment through product and service education.

Micron21 Pty Ltd

June 2020July 2021

Interim Operations Manager

Encouraged and motivated a team culture accepting of change through coaching and performance management.   

Micron21 Pty Ltd

July 2016January 2019

Senior Datacenter Technical Support Engineer

Improved problem solving and root cause analysis through mentoring and guidance of junior colleagues.

Solutions Plus Pty Ltd

March 2016July 2016

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Provided excellent customer service through education and training on the use of their information technology systems.

Connective Broker Services Pty Ltd

March 2015March 2016

Senior Infrastructure and Support Engineer

Successfully improved internal messaging and collaboration by positive management of perception and communication.   

Web24 Pty Ltd

August 2010March 2015

Senior Technical Support Engineer

Reduced customer impacting service interruptions through ITIL based training of change management and conflict resolution.


January 2005December 2009

Teacher of Information Technology

Facilitated a fun learning environment for students studying diploma and certificate level vocations.

In addition to the above...

From January 2003 to December 2012, I owned and operated an internet hosting business called RoyceSoftware. Primarily to provide low-cost Linux-based website hosting and development of the odd website by request. At its peak, I managed 300+ domains over about 100 customers.

From January 2005 to December 2015, I owned and operated an internet radio station: CHGRadio. Volunteer radio announcers developed and honed their public speaking skills through mentoring and coaching. Some have even gone on to professional careers. 

From January 2005 to August 2010, my wife and I owned and operated a managed services provider: AdvanceIT. Primarily to fill a gap in available IT Services in the town that we lived in. We also did some contracted projects for TAFE NSW.     


The Knowledge Academy

November 2019November 2019

Prince2 Foundation

Prince2 Foundation 2017

Fire Safety Australia

October 2019October 2019

Fire Extinguisher / Fire Warden

Statement of Attainment: PUAWER005B & PUAWER008B

Box Hill Institute

June 2018June 2018

Training and Assessment

Certificate IV - Training and Assessment - TAE40116

Box Hill Institute

February 2017May 2017

Training and Assessment

Certificate IV - Training and Assessment - TAE40110


January 2005December 2005


Diploma - Information Technology (Internetworking) - ICA50701


January 2003December 2004

Information Technology

Diploma - Information Technology - ICA50111

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*We have all the guitar hero games on Xbox 360, four guitars, a drum kit and a microphone. Everybody sings so that no one knows who can't. There's always room for backup singers/standby guitarists and drummers. Somebody needs to fetch the beer, as not all guitar heroes wear capes.  

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