I was born in Cole Harbour, Novia Scotia, home of NHL great Sidney Crosby.

In 1973, while I was in high school, I joined Sobeys as a part-time clerk. It turned out to be the beginning of a 31-year career in the food industry. In 1985, I moved to London, Ontario, to accept a role in sales with Nestle and over the years excelled and progressed with several companies.

From 1997 to 2000, I was President and Chief Operating Officer of Duchess Foods, an international frozen food company. In 2000, I joined Vineland Growers Co-operative Limited as Chief Executive Officer, leading the organization though its growth challenges and accomplishing unprecedented capital projects. Under my leadership, we implemented "Best Taste Always Safe" food safety program, resulting in acquisitions of complementary businesses and structuring its business to be the largest tender fruit provider with Canada's largest food retailers.

In 2005, after much consideration and in need of a new challenge, I joined the financial services industry, where I could work in Burlington (where my wife, Irene, and I have lived since 1989) and direct my skills to help individuals, instead of corporations, prosper.

Joining Edward Jones as a Financial Advisor allowed me to combine my skills with a holistic approach to investing to help countless individuals, families, and professionals adopt investment and protection strategies to help them better manage taxes, create and protect wealth, adopt estate and legacy strategies, and achieve their life dreams.

I tend to be a workaholic but also love sports, which has allowed me to be active in community organizations. Although I recently retired from playing hockey and baseball, I now focus my attention on fitness and playing golf. I've served on numerous teams and boards over the years and recently completed two terms as President of the Burlington Oldtimers Hockey Club, where "balance, fair play and community" complement our ongoing charitable efforts.

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