What do you most value in your friends? Loyalty. Which of your characteristics do you value the most? Determination. What do you consider your greatest achievement? My community contributions. What is your greatest regret? I returned from playing Junior Hockey in Ottawa to be closer to home. I regret not sticking it out to see how far the hockey career would have gone. What is your idea of perfect happiness? Deep in the woods with nature. What is your current state of mind? Driven on a mandate. Which living person do you most admire? My mother and father. Which words or phrases do you most overuse? Work hard, Play hard, have Fun! Where would you like to live? Here at home in Saint John. What talent would you most like to have? Play the bongos. What is it you most dislike? Quitting. What is your favourite travel destination? Maui, Hawaii. What is your greatest fear? The ocean. What is your motto? Never give up!
COMMITTED TO SERVE
When you reach out to me for help, or with questions and ideas, you can expect to be treated with respect, courtesy, and empathy. I expect all constituents to hold me accountable to my commitment of continuous communication and finding smart solutions. I’m here for you.
My business background has taught me invaluable lessons in leadership. For the past decade, I’ve been the president of Atlantic Canada’s forest school and the Tír na nÓg Forest Schools system—a school I built myself–here in Saint John. Prior to that, I owned and operated an auto sales dealership and rental operation. That was a high risk business that included some great years and some challenging years. Hardship has helped me grow, as an entrepreneur, as a leader, and as a person.