Rio was born and raised in Brisbane, and joined the Navy in 2006. In his 15 years of service Rio has served in a variety of different ships, from small patrol boats out of Cairns to large amphibious platforms in Sydney. Rio’s passion for travelling made him well suited to the Navy, and he has been lucky enough to visit many exciting and exotic places around the world.
A new addition to Young Endeavour, he is most looking forward to the opportunity to work with the Youth Crew and help them develop into confident, resilient and capable young adults, as well as further opportunities to explore the beautiful country that we live in. When not at sea, Rio enjoys travelling, hiking, swimming and dining out.