I was born in Baden Germany to Canadian parents on a military air force base. My mom is from Malton, Ontario, and my dad was born and raised in Parrsboro, Nova Scotia. They returned with me and my older brother Steve to Canada before I was old enough to remember anything about Germany but did find out later they forgot to register me and I couldn’t actually prove my citizenship. Fortunately before that became an issue I spent 25 years in the Royal Canadian Navy so no one at the immigration department gave me a hassle.
I joined the Navy looking for adventure and travel but mostly because I wanted to follow my dream of being a deep sea diver. When I was sixteen I got certified as a diver through the Flying Frogmen SCUBA Club in Trenton, Ontario, but started even younger once I started watching every Jacques Cousteau documentary I could. I even bought all his books. My hero as a boy was a toss up between him and Mohammed Ali.
After the Navy I shot photos for the now defunct Halifax Daily News and went on to CTV as a cameraman before going my own way with freelancing. Now I work for one of the best companies in the world and I absolutely love my job and what I do. It’s fantastic!
I have a wonderful daughter who teaches me tolerance, patience, and kindness everyday. My wife is the love of my life. We met online (of course – we’re nerds).
I truly hope you have a wonderful day. Thanks for stopping by!
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