I live in Goderich, Ontario with my wife Beth,
our cat Nelson, and our dog Molly. I was born in Sarnia, and
am pleased to be living on the shores of Lake Huron again.
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 2021, I made my 125th
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
injured. We built a new house, in the same traditional style,
on the same lot. We very much enjoy spending time on our large