Drouin hails from Port Macquarie and holds a Bachelor of Geology degree from James Cook University in Far North Queensland. His academic background is strong in Petrology, Structural and Geochemical Processes, further bolstered by a Minor in Archaeology.

Drouin’s professional experience includes geotechnical investigations for various projects, including the Hastings Water Supply System Northern Arm Trunk Main, residential and commercial developments, and copper projects in the NSW Central West mining industry.

Outside of the work environment, Drouin enjoys 4WD maintenance, surfing and is involved in the Wauchope-Bonny Hills Surf Life Saving Club.