But it wasn’t all smooth sailing for Rhys. He’s worked hard to get here, and his most recent transition – from Production Manager to Operations Manager – involved a leap of faith where he moved from his hometown of Sydney to Brisbane.
“When you know what you want and have the support of those closest to you, sometimes you have to take a risk because opportunities don’t always arise at your front door and you have to be ready for them”.
Rhys hopped off the plane in February 2022 – at the tail end of a typically muggy summer. Then came March and intense flooding, which devastated the river city and large swathes of the east coast of Queensland and New South Wales.
“From a personal side of things, everything that could have gone wrong for me did when I moved to Brisbane. From contracting COVID-19 to floods to rental battles, it all happened. But I can only laugh about it. These things are out of your control, so you can’t spend too much time worrying about them.”