Simon is the head of the American KDS Technical Group. He was born and raised in Ayr, Scotland. He currently works in La Jolla and resides in Carlsbad (35 miles north of San Diego) in California. Simon began practicing with the KDS at the Durham, England University Club in 1989, received his 1st Dan in March 1993 and his 2nd Dan in 2000. Simon has a Bachelor's degree in Physics and a Doctorate in Optical Computing. He currently oversees a youth and adult club in the San Diego, California area. Simon received his 3rd Dan on July 4th, 2015, and his 4th Dan on March 25, 2019.