I was introduced to Bowen Island in 1990 through a long time friend and was captured by its beauty, the community, and its proximity to Vancouver. I was drawn back time and time again and knew that one day I would make Bowen my home. I began my full time real estate career in 2017. Born and raised in small town Ontario, I graduated from the University of Waterloo obtaining a Bachelor of Mathematics with a minor in Fine Arts.
After discovering the burgeoning field of 3D computer graphics, where I could combine my technical and creative talents, my career choice became clear. I eventually moved to Los Angeles where my contributions helped garner Academy Awards for the groundbreaking Visual Effects on the films ‘The Golden Compass’ and ‘Life Of Pi’. After 18 years in the US I returned to Canada to continue my Visual Effects career and added the award-winning films ‘The Revenant’, and ‘OKJA’, to my resumé.
I have also been successful in the world of purebred dogs and became involved in exhibiting champion Smooth Fox Terriers while in California. My dogs have won Best In Shows in the U.S. and Australia, and I have champions in the US, Chile, Denmark, Thailand, Australia and New Zealand. I am also known in the show dog community for my series of high end coffee table photography books. I now judge from time to time.
In my free time I am revisiting my fine art background and am enjoying being a member of the Bowen Island Arts Council. I am also inspired by the many talented musicians on Bowen and have plans to get playing keyboards again on a more regular basis. My favourite thing to do, though, is hike with my dogs on the trails of Crippen Park where regular sightings of deer, owls, otters, beavers, eagles, and ravens, keep me in awe of the beauty that is Bowen Island.