I live in Goderich, Ontario with my wife Beth,
our two cats (Nelson and Eddie), and our dog Molly. I've lived
here for over fifteen years. I am semi-retired.
In 2015, I began this encore career as an employment counsellor
and coach by enrolling in Conestoga College's Career Development
Practitioner program. I graduated with distinction in 2017
and am now actively pursuing this project.
I have lived in Southwestern Ontario for all my life. I have
worked primarily as a researcher and educator in both public
and private settings. I have also worked as a carpenter, bicycle
mechanic, bookseller, and apprentice blacksmith.
I have been an active volunteer in community organizations
all my life. Since moving to Goderich, I have served on the
Board of the Maitland Trail Assocation and the Goderich Little
Theatre. I also served as a community representative on the
Finance Committee of our local hospital foundation and on
the fund-raising committee of the Lake Huron Centre for Coastal
I have been a blood
donor since high school, and in the fall of 2015, I made
my 100th donation.
In 2011, our home was hit by the F3
tornado that hit Goderich on 21 August. Our house was
severely damaged. We were home at the time, but we were not