- Bachelor of Education from the University of Regina and Diploma in Advertising and Marketing from St. Lawrence College in Kingston, Ontario.
Career experiences you are most proud of:
After teaching at the Nakoda Oyade Education Centre on Carry The Kettle First Nation for five years I moved with my wife and daughter to Calgary. I was honoured when my former students invited me to return to the school as the keynote speaker at their graduation two years in a row.
Why did you choose this career?
I strongly disliked history when I was in high school but I had an amazing teacher in high school who unlocked my love of learning. He made history more than names and dates and I wanted to try and do the same for others.
Athletics you participated in:
I played hockey, soccer, tennis, baseball, football and badminton at various times and at various levels in my life. I now enjoy low impact activities like swimming, skating and bike riding with my wife and daughter.
To watch on TV: Football. To play: hockey.
So many… mainly non-fiction history books. Seabiscuit, Rise and Fall of the Third Reich, Lincoln, Paris 1919: Six Months That Changed the World.
I also enjoy a variety of fiction from the classics like A Farewell to Arms, Moby Dick, 1984, Animal Farm to less academic readings like The DaVinci Code and Robert Jordan’s Wheel of Time epic.
I have two…
“I am an optimist. It does not seem too much use being anything else.” – Winston Churchill
“Life is short, Break the Rules.
Forgive quickly, Kiss SLOWLY.
Love truly. Laugh uncontrollably
And never regret ANYTHING
That makes you smile.” – Mark Twain