Andrew Joosen lives in Port Fairy with his wife Noelene and 12-year-old daughter Grace. The couple moved to Port Fairy 15 years ago and have firmly established themselves in the local community.
Andrew is a self-employed builder and works for Ambulance Victoria as a community officer. In his spare time Andrew enjoys marathon running, swimming and cycling. He answers this week’s Q&A.
Describe Port Fairy in five words? Amazing place to enjoy life.
If you could live anywhere where would you choose? Port Fairy.
What's on your bedside table right now? A clock and a lamp.
Tea or coffee? Definitely coffee.
What is your favourite holiday destination? Sydney.
What are you reading at the moment?Unmasked by Turia Pitt.
If you had a million dollars what would you do with it? Pay all the bills and enjoy a holiday with the family.
What career did you want to pursue when you were a teenager? I wanted to be a plasterer.
What would your ideal Sunday involve? I would go bike training in the morning, mow the lawns, and relax for the rest of the day.
What is something people might not know about you? I’ve ran 19 marathons.
Do you sleep talk or sleep walk? I don’t know as I’m sleeping but I don’t think so.
If you could choose to go back or forward 100 years what would you do and why? I would go forward 100 years to help educate our youth to become more active in life and show more respect to our laws and regulations.
What recipe are you renowned for cooking for family or friends? Spaghetti bolognaise.
If you had all the time in the world to pursue and perfect any hobby what would it be? Swimming.
When and where are you your most happiest? Running anytime anywhere.
What is the best piece of advice you've been given? If you want something done always ask someone who is busy.
Do you have a motto you live by? Never forget where you started or came from in life.
Where do you see yourself in 20 years? Retired, fit, and healthy in Port Fairy helping out our great community.