YOU could describe Brent Shields as a butcher and you wouldn’t be wrong.
However, what Brent has brought to Mansfield goes well past his ability with a side of beef.
Born in Mordialloc in 1962, Brent’s family moved to Ferntree Gully when he was just one year old.
“At that time it was a new subdivision with dirt roads,” he remembered.
“Across the road was an abattoir and I had a bone collection of skulls and femurs etc.
“I guess it might have left some subtle impression on my future career direction.”