Brendan Schumann – Mental Health Recovery Worker
Who would play you in a film? Jack Black – he’s not a serious person, he’s a bit of fun so that is a lot like me.
If you were planning a music festival, who – dead or alive – would be your headliner? John Williamson – the way he writes a song is funny but also so true about Australia. I’ve grown up listening to him. I’ve only seen him as a kid at a free concert in Queens Park. It was pouring down with rain but I loved it.
You're given an airplane ticket to anywhere in the world – where do you choose to go? Southern USA around Louisiana. I’d love to try the corn bread and go shrimping. I’ve seen photos of their seafood feasts and I think I would love it there.
What's your favourite memory? That would have to be when my kids were born. I know it sounds obvious but I’d always wanted to be a parent and when my daughter was first born it really hit me - the responsibility I had to raise her – I just love my kids.
Who is your inspiration? My dad. He was such a hard worker while we were growing up. He made lots of sacrifices for us. I remember how he guided us was when I was growing up and I try to role model his behavior and how he raised me.
You're on a deserted island – what have you brought with you? My akubra hat. It goes everywhere with me. It lives in the car and I use it wherever I go. I couldn’t go to an island without it #sunsafe.
Why Toowoomba Clubhouse? Clubhouse and my role have purpose. From working as a Chef, I would see smiles on people’s faces while they eat a meal but then you don’t see them again. Working at Clubhouse you can help put a smile on someone’s face and help them change their life. That is what makes it worth it.