I studied technical theatre at college. I have spent a number of years working on live events in the Lincoln and Sheffield areas, from corporate events to pantomime and festivals. I have always had a passion for events, and the technology running them, using my experience as a Network Engineer to push the boundaries of what is thought possible in theatre.
Using my passion and experience in networking for the live events industry, I work full time as a Network Engineer for a Rotherham school, maintaining both their curriculum network as well as IT Infrastructure for events. I also work with teaching staff to deliver to sessions, teaching programming on Raspberry Pi's and Arduino micro controllers.
When I'm not working, I enjoy the outdoors and often enjoy spending time with my camera out in the Peak District. I am also a passionate sailor. After being the most un-sporty person at school, someone suggested I tried sailing. I now sail most weekends over the summer and I am a qualified AI and safety boat driver.
I was conceived almost four years after the death of my father. My Mum, Diane Blood, first hit the headlines in 1996 when she went to court to fight for the right to use her late husband's sperm to try for the child they had planned together, before his sudden death from meningitis. With huge public support, she won the case and I was born in 1998, joined by my brother in 2002. We then took to the courts again in 2003 to have our father named on our birth certificates. We triumphed and the Human Fertilisation and Embryology (Deceased Fathers) Act came into force on 1 December 2003, meaning that me, my brother and other posthumously conceived children could have our births re-registered to include our fathers’ details.