Originally from Kitimat, BC, I studied at the University of Victoria (UVic), where I later graduated from the business co-operative education program, earning a bachelor of commerce (BCOM) degree. My co-operative education terms were spent at BC Hydro, the Office of the Residential Schools, and the Canada Revenue Agency. In late 2004, I began living abroad in Takatsuki, Japan with my future wife, Jennifer. During this period, I traveled to other areas of Japan, including Kobe, Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima and Miyajima, as well as travelling to China and Thailand. Upon returning to Canada, I began articling for my Chartered Accountant (CA) designation, working at Smythe CPA. In January 2009, I moved to Iqaluit, Nunavut, to work for the Government of Nunavut, where I was eventually promoted to Manager, Budget Development, coordinating the budget processes and advising the Financial Management (Treasury) Board. During this period, I volunteered as the Treasurer of the Nunavut Food Bank, began work on my Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree at the University Nebraska-Lincoln via distance learning, and traveled to Pond Inlet, Pangnirtung, Rankin Inlet, Yellowknife, Cuba, and Jamaica. In 2012, I moved to Edmonton, Alberta to work at Alberta Health Services (AHS) resolving challenges related to the transition of AHS from non-profit organization accounting standards to public sector accounting standards (PSAS). After leaving AHS, I went on to work as a consultant for the David Aplin Group, working in mergers and acquisitions. In 2014, I moved back to Vancouver to work with the local health authorities, completed my MBA and Project Management Professional (PMP) designation, and was later promoted to Manager, Capital Fund and Asset Management. I am currently working at the British Columbia Institute of Technology (BCIT) as an Operations Manager for the School of Health Sciences. In November 2009, I was honoured to become a Torchbearer of the Olympic Flame in Iqaluit for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic Winter Games. I currently reside in Vancouver, British Columbia with my wife Jennifer and my son Peter.
BCOM, MBA, CPA, CA, PMP