Gerald originally trained at the Central School of Speech and Drama in London where he did a three-year course in the Performing Arts. He worked as a professional actor for several years in television, theatre and radio.
After re-training in the IT industry he became a Microsoft Certified Systems Engineer. He worked for ten years in the IT world for companies such as Reuters and Microsoft presenting Networking and software IT training courses all over Europe and the Middle East. He also worked as a Drama Adjudicator for Drama Festivals in the United Kingdom and in Hong Kong.
Since then Gerald has been teaching performance skills in poetry, acting and public speaking both in schools and in private practice (www.devondrama.com). He also works as a Voice Coach and Presentation Skills Trainer with individuals and companies (www.devonvoicecoach.co.uk). He has had a life long love of poetry. This website is an expression of that love and is the result of a collaboration with his long standing friend Paul Godden, an artist and website designer.
After leaving school, Paul studied at art school for four years, going on to become a starving artist. After a few years (starving) he decided that choosing between food and paint wasn’t fun any more.
A chance encounter led him to an IT training company and from that point on he has worked in IT, moving through multiple disciplines including DeskTop Publishing, IT training, Multi-Media Development, Software Development, IT support, Web Development and, most recently, Web Marketing.
He currently works as a website developer specialising in Web Design, Website Maintenance and Social Media Management. Find out more at https://sparticle.co.uk