Originally from the small town of Bowen in North Queensland, Hammo went to school at Saint Mary's and then onto boarding School at Mount Carmel College at Charters Towers. His first job was working on a farm in the Bowen area then into hospitality at The Denison Hotel

Whitsunday Boy from the beautiful sea side township of Bowen (Population 10,000) so comes very much from a country background. Loves his hometown.
Hammo's family has had businesses in the Whitsunday region since 1960 so has a very strong community and local focus from Small crop farmers, fisherman, to local small business and community organisations.
Comes originally from a hospitality background and has worked and been in management roles from the local pub to restaurants to even working for The Sheraton. Also was a Cocktail making Champion in the late 80's for Queensland and trained students with The Australian Bartenders Guild and The Hospitality Training Company in Sydney but radio was calling so 1994 jumped ship and made a career on having fun on the air with music with a slight bit of cheekiness.
Corporate MC for many businesses, organisations and special events. Has hosted hundreds of Special events from The Winton Outback Festival, Bowen Fishing Classic, Ingham Italian festival, Ingham ladies race day. Townsville Cup. Rockhampton Cup Mt Isa Cup to Doomben, Randwick and Flemington. (These are just a few)
Performed in a cabaret Show for 10 years Called Vegas Down Under which was a Comedy/ Cabaret Show. (Might be doing a few comeback shows later this year)
Hammo is very much a Coastal Boy
Loves the water so fishing, sailing, boating or camping near the water.
Loves sport, the Footy (Rugby League) Cricket just about any type of sport at all 
Loves The Bush
Loves Meeting Listeners
Loves The Breakfast Show 
All in all a country boy who refused to move from NQ because of his love for the area and the people.