I have worked in a variety of different industries over the years since graduating high school in 1993. I always wanted to be a butcher and follow in the footsteps of my grandparents.
I did my trade and have worked on and off in the industry either as a retail butcher in small shops or large supermarkets.
Over the years I have managed wholesale departments of large businesses, packed shelves in supermarkets, sold ads on radio and run promotions along with announcers on location. I have mowed lawns, laboured in light construction, owned a light construction business and have worked moving irrigation on a small plot of land.
Halfway through my working career, the universe gave me a great big kick in the balls and for the very first time in my life, I felt like I had no control over anything in life. I always knew I had some level of anxiety but this was the next level, and I was told I had suffered a nervous breakdown.
During my recovery, which is still ongoing 14 years later, you never really get over it or anxiety, but you learn how to recognise and work with it, I realised that I had to make a change in my life, and I would really start looking at doing things that brought me joy. I began to do a lot more things that would give back to the generous community that has given me so much throughout my life.
It took some time to work out exactly what that was, even taking some time to treat people’s pain through trigger point massage therapy.
In 2017 while on a caravanning tour of NSW, to attend and MC two weddings, THE MARTOO REVIEW was born. Credit has to go to my wonderful niece Nicole for the awesome name.
Since this time, we have developed a form of media in our region that no one was doing.
LIVE interviews with business and community organisations to get positive news to people with honesty and integrity. The business would later expand to reporting on events via professional photo galleries to training people social media tips and tricks and managing and creating content for other businesses, but the heart and soul of the business is to show what a region has to offer through simple, beautiful videos, interviews and images.
Oh, and I forgot to mention, all via a professional set-up using a mobile phone, compact sound set up and stabilisation equipment.
Now you can learn what we have spent the past four years researching, trialling and implementing into our business and others around us.