Name: Mitchel Cary Ross
Role: Director at Life Without Andy
Kids: Rocky Jade & Franco Van

Q: Tell us a bit about yourself.

I love my family, the ocean and keeping busy. I also enjoy coffee and red wine, I also really like rain and thunderstorms - always have.

Q: How do you normally spend Father’s Day? And what will it look like this year?

It will probably consist of eating a lot of food somewhere nice, I believe the wife has secret plans. TBH though all I really need is to be with my family and I will be thrilled to bits.

Q: What are you secretly hoping your kids buy for you this Father’s Day?

Um I’ve been talking about getting an electric mountain bike for years but never done it, if they surprised me with that I would be happy haha. But that’s a little stretched. Maybe some homemade Mexican with mum’s assistance.

Q: What are you secretly hoping your kids buy for you this Father’s Day?

Um I’ve been talking about getting an electric mountain bike for years but never done it, if they surprised me with that I would be happy haha. But that’s a little stretched. Maybe some homemade Mexican with mum’s assistance.

Q: What's the coolest thing you’ve done or learnt as a dad?

To be patient. I have always struggled in that department, but I am slowly getting better. And to never worry too much about the clothes I am wearing as the will be dirty by mid-morning at the latest most days.

Q: Best memory you’ve made with your kids?

Travelling with them has been ace, both overseas and locally - creating memories is what it’s all about I think… It’s very easy to stay put but we are trying to explore the most we can.

Q: Best memory you’ve made with your kids?

Travelling with them has been ace, both overseas and locally - creating memories is what it’s all about I think… It’s very easy to stay put but we are trying to explore the most we can.

Q: What’s one thing you hope your children’s generation will do better than yours?

Be kind to people of all walks of life, I think that trend has become more evident right now and it will only blossom.

Q: Where do you see your family in five years?

Could be anywhere, I told my wife we were moving to Portugal for 6 months of the year last year but then COVID came to the party. Hopefully learning something new alongside my family.

Q: Favourite family holiday destination?

We have enjoyed Hawaii in the past together and that was fun but have a sneaky feeling the South of France would be a good one as its one of my personal favourite places to visit. I love pastries.

Q: Tell us a little about your style and what you’re wearing in our Father’s Day campaign.

In the past I have cared about what I wear, take pride in it even but… Since being a dad I have definitely loosened up on the stance. Now I go for comfort. You will notice in the campaign I am comfy… Comfort over everything.

Q: What’s your favourite shoe at Hype DC? I’m a sucker for any sort of Vans, generally quite plain.

Q: What kind of sneakers do you usually wear The SK8 low on most days, adidas on the others…

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