Kirk was born and raised in Christchurch. He attended Lincoln College and attained a Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree. He put this qualification to good use as a farm advisor and fertiliser technician in the Waikato region.
Joanna was brought up on a poultry farm in Queenstown and then relocated to a sheep and grain farm in rural South Canterbury. She has a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Lincoln College and has experience working in the farming, rural banking, insurance, and forestry industries.
Wanting a return to the South Island, Kirk and Joanna moved to the Nelson Region in 1997. Here they have settled onto their 25acre lifestyle block in Wakefield, surrounded by their animals, regenerating native bush and birdsong.
Seeking to be in control of their own destiny, they got a foothold in the security sector and established their company Safe & Sound Ltd in 1997.
With a protective and ethical attitude toward their clients, as a customer of Safe & Sound Ltd you are not just a number. Kirk and Joanna take your security requirements seriously. They look forward to growing their business with you and enjoying the future challenges that brings.