Born in the UK, Rhys and his family emigrated to Queensland 17 years ago. Rhys served in the Australian Defence Force, deploying to Afghanistan as part of a Special Operations Task Force. After leaving the military he went to Antarctica as an Expeditioner on a research mission to Davis Station.
His sense of adventure continues as he now owns and operates two businesses on the Capricorn Coast. Rhys runs Chapter, a family owned bookstore cafe in Yeppoon; and a publishing business called Hammer and Tongs. As a new publisher, his experience lays in the design and production process of book publishing. He finds the process of producing a book, and collaborating with authors very rewarding.