"Peer support is really useful to making sense of your injury, and realising possibilities that inevitably result in you living your life."
Since his injury in 2006, Marty has pursued his many life interests, and returned to study in the environmental field, most recently to complete a Masters in Social Science, majoring in Environmental Planning, at RMIT University. He has also worked as a self employed Sustainability Consultant, and currently works in the Civil and Landscapes Construction industry. Marty has also been a member of the Development and Funding Committee at AQA since 2014, and participates regularly in volunteer events at the Royal Talbot and AQA.
Above all, Marty loves getting out of town, going camping / fishing and enjoys the solitude and discipline of woodwork and tackling the odd landscaping love job for friends and family. To round things out he enjoys reading, writing, listening to his eclectic taste of music and playing his dusty guitar. He is also a devoted uncle and relishes any occasion where cooking leads to satisfaction, and eating cake is mandatory!
Marty is able to walk without aids albeit not in a straight line.
Marty is living with C5 incomplete spinal cord injury for the past 12 years.