Born in Northam, Western Australia in 1952, and lived in rural towns and communities all his life.
Educated to tertiary level initially training as a teacher and gaining a Diploma in Education. Worked for over 20 years as a teacher, Deputy and Principal in Western Australia.
In 2000 started a small business as an IT Consultant, based in York, Western Australia. Since 2000 has operated a successful IT company catering for all aspects of computer supply, support and management.
Currently still operating the business (Oliver Rural IT Solutions) and has assisted in the development of the web presence of Wildlife Expeditions with Patrick Atima. With his wife (Kerryn) has been to Africa 8 times in the last 20 years, to manage a community development project in Zambia and to experience many countries as tourist, often camping in remote locations.
Maintains a blog at www.kerrynoliver.wordpress.com that shows many of their travels and camping experiences.
Link to the Blog
Email contact is John@oliverrural.com.au