Meet the Team – David Quinton

Published by Jo on 17th September 2021

David Quinton joined Green Light as a Registered Manager in July 2021.  After completing his organisational induction, David joined Big Wig, a home in Holywell Bay for three adults with autism near Newquay.  This meant David could ‘buddy up’ with fellow Registered Manager Chris Kidd and get to know Green Light’s policies, procedures and practices, before starting to lead a team of his own. 

 

Q: Where are you from and where do you live now?

 

A: I was born in Wolverhampton.  We moved to Cornwall when I was 8 and I now live in St Austell.

 

Q: How did you hear about Green Light ?

 

A: Facebook

 

Q: Why did you decide to work for Green Light ?

 

A: I liked what I saw and heard about Green Light being proactive, forward-thinking.  I heard positive comments from parents who have used Green Light and from other professionals.

 

Q: What is your previous experience of autism or learning disabilities?

 

A: I have worked in this area for 11 plus years now.  I studied Good Autism Practice in partnership with Coventry University.  I was also lucky to work with Sue Hatton, an awesome autism specialist and some amazing people with autism, who I learn from every day.  I am determined to see them grow as individuals and have fun.  There’s nothing better than a happy face!

 

Q: Do you have any special skills/hobbies or interests?

 

A: I recently moved into a new house which had a jungle for a garden.  I have redesigned it and now enjoy growing veg. I like travelling and lived in Turkey for 3 years where I met my partner.

 

Q: When not working what are you most likely to be doing?

 

A: Gardening, walking, spending time with family, enjoying a glass of shiraz!

 

Q: What do you have on your bucket list?

 

A: To visit Peru

 

Q: Who is your hero or heroine & why?

 

A: Annie Lennox. I love her music and passion for human rights around the globe.

 

Q: What three words sum up your personality?

 

A: Determined, fun, positive