My Personal Background
Growing up in a small Nova Scotian town really helped me to develop an appreciation for the smaller things in life. From a comfortable pace of life to a friendly community atmosphere, my childhood on the East Coast has strongly influenced the person I am today. Now having lived in Ontario for the past 15 years, I find many of the same community attributes in Peterborough that I grew to love on the East Coast and have dedicated my career to helping individuals find what this great area and its surroundings have to offer!
I'm happily married to my wife, Ashley, and a recent and very proud daddy of a little girl, Abby. Family is extremely important to me and if you ever feel the need to ask me why I work as hard as I do, just take a look at the picture below. That's why.
We love the outdoors, animals (we have 6 pets, crazy I know), our cottage, travelling when we have time and learning about different things that we don't get the experience every day in life. I've become a big reader again and am trying to nail down at least a few new books every year. I'm a firm believer that we all have something to share so being open minded about learning is important to me.
My Professional Background
I am an entrepreneur at heart. Self-motivation, a strong work ethic and a desire to improve on every success has always lead me to thrive in both team-based and independent settings. On top of that, I have always been a firm believer in using your skills and strengths for the better of others. From my own grass-cutting service at age ten, to successfully managing a family-owned chain of rental properties during my university days, I have always viewed each step as preparation for the next challenge. Because of that, a career in real estate has always been one of the best choices I’ve made.
Academics have also been an important part of my life and I wouldn't be the passionate and dedicated life-long learner I am today without it. I obtained a Bachelors degree from Brock University and a Masters degree from McMaster University, both in the health and medical fields, respectively. A career in real estate from there seems a bit far-fetched, but it never ceases to amaze me how useful the lessons and skills I learned during those years continue to be in a completely unrelated field, especially on an interpersonal level.
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