Toronto Ontario, Canada.
All the guides on writing about yourself have some great tips and details, but one thing that you'll quickly learn about me is that I like to take things a little off course. Traditional process professionals tend to scratch their heads at me, but I think it's important to always consider things from a different angle as to never miss out on an opportunity. So here it is folks, a bit of info that will help you understand me and some of the things that have helped shape me into the individual I am today.
It all began in the thriving metropolis of Wingham, Ontario! I credit everything I've learned to the experience of growing up outside a small town, and the values and morals that my parents and grandparents have taught me. They've supported me in every endeavour I've ever undertaken, even when they didn't agree with it (such as moving to Toronto!). I grew up on a small, family operated dairy/ beef farm, next door to my grandparents. To say the life lessons I learned as a child were just an influence on my personality and work ethic, would be like saying Neil Armstrong was just an astronaut. The person I am is because of the incredible people who influenced my childhood by teaching me how to be a good person. The rest I've learned through lots of good decisions, and quite a few bad ones – but I learned from every one of them.
My interests vary wildly, but when I'm not listening to Jack Johnson or some form of Motown I tend to be reading about technology, leadership or spending time with my family and nephews.
For some background on my professional experience, check out my LinkedIn page (link at bottom of page).
Some of my favorite quotes:
"In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity." Albert Einstein
"If life's journey be endless, where is its goal? The answer is - it is everywhere." Rabindranath Tagore
"Defeatism is the wretchedest of all policies." George Bernard Shaw
"Courage is not the towering oak which sees storms comes and go; it is the fragile blossom which opens in the snow." Alice M. Swaim
"Try not. Do or do not, there is no try." Yoda