CENTURY 21 First Canadian Corp., Brokerage*
- 420 York Street
London, ON N6B 1R1
I've been in sales in one form or another my whole working life. I started off working for Bell Canada selling telephone equipment as well as voice and data services to clients in the financial and airline industries. I moved to Ottawa late in 1989 to work as a sales trainer for Telecom Canada, and later Stentor Canadian Network Management. I left Stentor to work as an Advanced Performance Management Consultant charged with improving Productivity and Quality metrics for call centre workers. This work took me to Australia and the United States. Wanting to reduce the amount of travel I was doing I set up a small Training and Development company based in Ottawa. In 2003 I started my training as a Realtor, and gained my licence in 2004.
I am a member of Toastmasters International. At this time I am a member of the London City Hall Toastmasters club. In 2015 I was awarded First Place in the Area 72 Humorous Speech contest.
I attend St. Andrews United Church, at 350 Queens Avenue, London.
I am a member of the Kiwanis Senior Community Centre at 78 Riverside Drive, London.
I was born in a gold mining town in Northern Ontario called Kirkland Lake. My father had built the local Drive-in Movie theater there. In the winter months we lived in Bracebridge, Ontario in the Muskokas. I attended High School in Belle River Ontario from 1972 to 1975. I graduated from Nickel District Secondary School in Sudbury, Ontario in 1976. I attended Scarborough College at the University of Toronto from 1976 to 1980. I was married in 1980 and have two grown children.
Since I live downtown, I write, speak, podcast, and video cast about the joys of living an urban lifestyle.
I worked with Investors in Ottawa for almost ten years. I developed "The Three House Retirement Plan" for entrepreneurs and others who lacked pension income.
I'm happy to answer any of your questions about buying, selling, or renting your properties.
London is a difficult city to volunteer in. The Library, animal shelter, and The Grand all have waiting lists. I've joined the Men's Group at my local church, as Cindy did the sewing circle. We both joined the Seniors Community Centre. We're sure an appropriate volunteer activity will find us when the time is right.
B.A. from the University of Toronto in 1980.
I love living downtown in London.
I am close to the Central Public Library with its reading garden.
I can walk to the Farmer's Markets at the Covent Garden Market and the Western Fair grounds.
I love attending the street festivals which are so plentiful during the warm months at Victoria and Harris Parks.
I like shopping the old downtown of Dundas Street, as well as the new downtown of Richmond Row. The Old East Village has great antique and junk stores to browse. Wortley Village has wonderful small artisan shops and cafes.
I've seen great theatre at the Grand, as well as up in Grand Bent with Drayton Entertainment.
I enjoy the Carrot Cake at the Symposium Cafe, the hominess of the Church Key, and the cheap eats at the King's Cafe.