TITLE: Heath Buck - Blunt but Harmless
BORN: November 9th, 1978
NATIONALITY: British (Australian born, dual national)
HIGH/SECONDARY SCHOOL: 1990 - 1997: Blue School, Wells, Somerset
UNIVERSITY: 1997 - 2001: BA Hons in Business Studies, University of the West of England
WEB SITE: http://www.heathbuck.com
MY LIFE IN BRIEF: I was educated in the English countryside which somehow gave me a love of all things urban. As soon as possible I moved to university in Bristol. In 1998 I lived a stint over a university summer in Toronto which opened my love of travelling and of photography (the two go hand in hand for me). Post uni I traded Bristol for the even bigger playground of London which I now consider my adopted home ground (as its my favourite place to live). My parents biggest achievements in my adult life are that I got my Honours Degree; my biggest achievements however are: I had a sports car at 23 (okay, I had to give this back when I quit the job, but it was a dream for a while); I got a Racing Driving Licence in 2003; I have met someone who negotiates peace deals in Burma/Myanmar; and before leaving the UK without training I cycled 100 miles in a day just to prove to friends that I could (I also ate about 10 bacon sandwiches that day to carry me through, but it was all worth it). My next big achievement is hopefully to travel the world and add some 'good' to it as the more and more I see the more good people I meet that sometimes just need to be facilitated with a leg up.
CAREER HIGHLIGHTS: Entered Ford's graduate scheme in Human Resources; became a manager at the age of 23yrs; progressed through HR Management following short-term (1yr or less) contracts in HR; quit my 4th Management job at age 26 to take a career break; taught English in Korea for 1yr; will follow a career of self-employment upon my return to the UK, probably in photography, see my portfolio at www.heathbuck.com.
INTERESTS: If I had the money racing driving would be my biggest passion, after that it's talking (which I've never understood why it's not considered a hobby when other things that basically involve listening are: i.e. music, movies, theatre; at least talking involves much more active participation), then writing which for me is like documented talking (I do intend to publish a book), photography to capture the memories that I'm sure my alcohol consumption will eventually do away with, politics but not of the stuffy kind - more of the 'why don't we make everyones lives better' kind.
LOCATION: At the time of writing I am working one of my gruelling 10hr weeks teaching English in Seoul.