Born and raised on Isle Madame in rural Cape Breton, he now lives in the Évangeline region of Prince Edward Island. He has a strong history of community engagement in areas ranging from literacy and education to cultural and sports/recreation initiatives to improve the quality of life and access to resources and services in his community. He has been an active volunteer and a member of several boards of directors outside his professional practice as an educator. He earned his Bachelor of Education (Physical Education) from Université de Moncton prior to commencing his career. He has subsequently , while employed full time, earned three Master of Education degrees: School Administration from Université de Moncton; Curriculum and Instruction from the University of New Brunswick; and, Leadership and Administration with specialisation in Mental Health from St. Francis Xavier University. He has in excess 25 years of progressive experience in education, including various administrative roles, and has been responsible for developing and delivering professional development and learning opportunities at the local, regional, provincial, and national levels. He currently serves as an instructor in the Master of Education program at St. Francis Xavier University, offering the following courses: Dynamics of Change and Leadership and Administrative Theories. He has developed and offered numerous professional development workshops in areas from outdoor education to community-based education to mindfulness, to cite a few examples. He has worked with non-profit organizations in areas of governance, conducting effective/efficient meetings, difficult conversations, recruitment/retention/succession planning (HR), to highlight a few areas of strength. His success and dedication as an athlete, a volunteer, an education professional, and an entrepreneur have prepared him to accompany your leadership team in moving forward and inspiring your staff, clients, members, and communities.
- Human Resources
- Skills Development