I was Born in 1969 in Saskatoon SK, Canada. I went to Holy Cross High School, where I enjoyed sports, music & art. My academic performance allowed me to attend the University of Saskatchewan upon my graduation in 1987. I studied engineering, pre-architecture & physics until 1990.
I spent the next 7 years pursuing a career as a musician. I played in several groups with the most notable being Saskatoon based 'Educated Guess' & Vancouver based 'Hollow Earth'. During this time I supplemented my meager artist's income as a short order cook, chef's assistant & retail salesman.
At 27 I decided that I could give more to the world by using other talents than just my musical abilities. I took a 2 year college diploma course in engineering design in Saskatoon. I graduated in the class of 2000 with distinction, at the top of my class.
In the fall of 2000 I moved to Edmonton AB, Canada to pursue my career in engineering design. I've been working & living in this area ever since.
In 2002 I reconnected with my wife. We dated for 2 years in the early '90s & clearly there were still feelings between us. She & her daughter joined me in Edmonton in the fall of 2002.
Our son was born in the summer of 2003. We were married (in Saskatoon) in the summer of 2004.
In October of 2005 our first daughter was born. She had some rare congenital birth defects and lived until the end of January 2006. She rests in South Edmonton, near the home where she spent her short life.
Our 2nd daughter was born in 2009.