Ed is a qualified carpenter, holds a diploma of Business (Agriculture), the co-founder of TradeMutt Pty Ltd and is a founding director of TIACS and current Treasurer.  Born and bred in Longreach Queensland and growing up on sheep and cattle stations, Ed has always been a hands-on type operator.

Spending majority of his schooling life in boarding schools in both Toowoomba and Brisbane and finishing there with an Agricultural science award and vice house captain.  Spending 2 years in both stock and weaner camps and learning valuable skills like mustering cattle at a large scale as well as how to shoe horses and drive heavy vehicle machinery, he decided to further his education at Marcus Oldham college in Geelong.

He graduated after one year with a Diploma of Agribusiness at a Distinction level.  Returned then to Lake Nash in a leadership capacity, as Leading hand in the stock camp before finishing up in September of 2014 to move back to Brisbane to begin a mature age carpentry apprenticeship.  Ed is now married and lives with his wife and sausage dog in Toowoomba.