I was born in Jasper, the heart of the Canadian Rockies, was immediately billeted to Calgary until the age of nine, and spent a confusing year in Vancouver before finally putting down some childhood roots in rural Victoria, BC.

Montreal and a four-year Bachelor of Fine Arts beckoned with one of those years spent at the University of New Mexico, where I met my future wife. After moving back to Victoria and working for an architectural firm, I grew restless again. This time I chose the furthest point on the planet, Australia where I pursued a degree in furniture design at the University of Tasmania. Toronto’s been home since 2000, so I think I’m settled for now.


Despite the monkey suit and a deeply held appreciation for construction administration paperwork; I’m still an artist at heart. My family and I enjoy exploring all the arts and culture Toronto has to offer, from the AGO to the Four Seasons Centre for Performing Arts. Toronto has also provided my two daughters with an insatiable appetite for art and architecture, and a curiosity to explore their passion for both around the world.

I enjoy the sense of satisfaction that physically making something offers so for me, happiness is a day spent in my wood shop covered in sawdust and working on a newly designed piece of furniture. For most people, that sense of serenity would evaporate on the TTC, but I love riding the subway. Where else can you so viscerally get a sense of how diverse this city is? It’s what I love most about our company; I love the connection to so many different kinds of people and cultures represented by the team that works here.