Aj graduated from Plymouth University in 1996 and has worked mostly in Devon in the conservation land management and ecology sector; briefly for Devon Wildlife Trust, then RSPB for 15years based at the Exe Estuary Reserves. Within his role at FWAG SW, Aj is working with landowners within the somerset coastal levels to restore and recreate farm ponds and assisting in larger-scale wetland creation works within the Pawlett hams.