I was born in Vancouver B.C. and Received my B.Sc. in physics from UBC, my M.Sc. in physics from the University of Windsor and my B.Ed. from the University of Calgary. Previous to my teaching career I ran a successful consulting firm specializing in airborne infra-red remote sensing and laser spectroscopy. I have worked for my school district for 23 years. I live in north Calgary with my wife and two children. When not teaching I am involved with family activities, several woodworking / renovation projects, as well as glass-blowing activities.