Ross is the founding co-director for Heart For Youth Charitable Trust. He has over 20 years experience working with youth in NZ and overseas. He is a registered CYF caregiver and a current caregiver for special needs teens along with his wife, Sue. In 2014 Ross was nominated for both “New Zealander Of The Year Awards” and “Pride of New Zealand Awards” and was awarded a community service medal for his outstanding work with youth and youth at risk. Ross is based in Auckland.