My wife and I have lived in Victoria for the past 35 years. Four years ago, I retired from my 33-year teaching career, which focused upon all of the senior sciences and maths, as well as adult education. In Victoria, I taught at Central Junior Secondary and in Continuing Education at S.J. Willis. I have developed a K-12 Environmental Teaching Kit for the Capital Regional District and Pacific Coast Savings, raised salmon fry in the classroom for release into local rivers, and designed a Local Curricular Framework, emphasizing a bioregional and community-based First Nation view for district science with specific application to the Georgia Strait marine ecosystem.
As well as completing a Master’s degree with a focus on bioregional science, I have taken courses in wildlife rehabilitation, ecosystem restoration, and film production.
Outside the education system, I have worked as an orderly in a metropolitan hospital, a pulp mill worker in Port Alberni, and a groundskeeper at a public golf course.
My interests, among many, include participating in most sports, experiencing nature through canoeing and hiking, and enjoying theatre and music.
If I am elected, I will bring my passion for Victoria and its natural environment to the table, as well as my desire to improve life here for our residents.