I am a retired school teacher of Physics and Computing living in Invercargill NZ, but have a couple of (non-teaching) part-time jobs now. I have been variable star observing visually since 1976, with occasional lulls, but back into it now. I would like to get into CCD imaging and am pursuing that avenue. My first experience with electronic photometry was in 1969 when two of us visited Auckland with Clive Rowe's photoelectric photometer and left it with the group there for a week. See Stan Walker's bio.
I was grateful to Tom accepting my offer to help Variable Stars South in a small way by managing the membership and finances.
I am a Council member of the RASNZ, editor of its journal Southern Stars and director of the RASNZ Aurora & Solar Section.