Where would you call home? The Cayman Islands but Poland is a close second
What languages can you speak? English is my primary language but I have a basic knowledge of Spanish and I’m trying each day to learn a few more words in Polish
What brings you to Warsaw and what was your journey to get here? I am a professional lawyer, accountant and notary public specializing in offshore finance and hedge funds. My wife is Polish so we spent 8 glorious years after getting married in 2005 in the Caymans and so I felt it was only fair to return the favour and come to Poland for a few years. I’ve just completed 5 years in Poland and despite traveling a lot for work manage to enjoy at least 3 seasons in Poland. Poland has afforded me the opportunity to complete my PhD in law and economics and this year aiming to defend the thesis and move on to post-doctoral research in the US.
Who have you got at school here? My daughter Maria is almost 8 and has been at TBS for 4 years. My son Aleksander is 5 and has been enrolled at TBS for 3 years.
Any other children? Only the two… for now !
Any pets? We have 2 fish for the kids at our home in Warsaw. In the country near Garwolin we have dogs, cats and a hamster.
How did you get involved in the PTA? I was invited by another parent 3 years ago to join the PTA and currently serve as the country representative for the Cayman Islands, Bahamas and Jamaica.
What do you do with the PTA? In October of each year I sponsor a booth at the International Fair showcasing more than 20 countries each year. Jamaica rocks !! I volunteer at open days, school fairs, Christmas fairs and concerts, as well as book swap events and coffee mornings with other parents. Anything to promote the school and raise awareness, socialize with parents and seizing an opportunity to meet new parents to TBS.
Best thing about volunteering with the PTA? In the run up to Xmas concerts and events I get to work on props and put together costumes and head bans for the kids. Silver duct tape is my favorite and secret weapon for keeping props together.
What would you say to somebody thinking about volunteering? Come out and try it. I know we are all super busy but in the end it’s worth it, makes you feel more connected to the school and the core body of parents who really want to make a difference at TBS.
What’s your favourite thing to do with your family in Warsaw? That’s a hard question since we are always on the move in Poland or visiting exciting places abroad. So we crave down-time and when in Warsaw we really enjoy playing host and entertaining our family and friends at our home.
Can you tell us a joke? What’s that? Just kidding. So many lawyer jokes out there. What’s 10,000 lawyers at the bottom of the sea? Super dedicated maritime lawyers !!!