Wayne was born and bred on the East Coast completing his schooling in Gisborne. Joining the Royal New Zealand Navy in 1973 he served for 20 years which included postings on six ships, several shore bases including peace keeping missions in Cambodia and 2 ½ years with the Defence Force in Singapore. Retiring from service in 1994, he joined Harcourts in Birkenhead, Auckland and with Harcourts has worked in the North Shore, Gisborne and the Kapiti Coast where, in 1999 he accepted a position as Auction Manager. Wayne, together with his wife Roslyn and their two girls have called the ‘Coast’ home ever since and quite simply love the place. Presently, Wayne is the Manager of Harcourts Paraparaumu and is heavily involved with calling Auctions both commercially and on the charity front. Socially, he enjoys surf casting and is a member of the RSA and several other social clubs.