Trevor was born in Howden - le- Wear in June 1958 and still lives in the same village. He was brought up with his elder sister and younger brother, and after attending the village junior school he furthered his education at Wolsingham Secondary School from 1969 until 1976.
On leaving school Trevor worked for Lloyds Bank, his only employer, for 36 years, initially working in Personal Banking in Durham City. In 1994 he joined the Commercial Banking Division where he specialised in dealing with Business Customers. He was promoted to Commercial Manager in 1999, a role he held until his retirement in 2012.
In Craft Masonry Trevor was initiated into Crook Lodge No 2019 in 1988, and was Worshipful Master in 2000, receiving Provincial Honours in 2007 as PPJGW, and he has been The Lodge Treasurer since 2001. In Mark Masonry he was advanced into Walton Mark Lodge No 1106 in 2001 and became Worshipful Master in 2011. In 2015 he received Mark Provincial Honours as Provincial Master Overseer, combining this role with Acting Provincial Assistant Secretary and Banquet Secretary. He received promotion to Provincial Assistant Secretary in June 2016 and was appointed Provincial Grand Secretary on December 6th 2016. In June 2017 Trevor was promoted to PPrGSW in the Mark degree and in November 2017 installed as Worshipful Commander of Barnard Castle Royal Ark Mariner Lodge. He received promotion to Assistant Provincial Grand Master on 24th May 2018, and on 12th June 2018 was appointed in Mark Grand Lodge to PAGDC.
Trevor currently holds active office in six different Masonic Orders.
Outside of Freemasonry Trevor and his partner Susan enjoy holidays abroad, usually aboard cruise ships. He is a keen gardener, enjoys cycling and is an enthusiastic supporter of Sunderland Football Club.