I’m a teacher, adventurer and father. I have a passion for the outdoors, photography, and the Canadian Arctic.
With teaching, I’ve focused mostly on outdoor and experiential education. I have a B.Ed. from Queen’s University, and an M.Ed. from Lakehead University. Most of my practical experience comes from being an instructor at the Canadian Outward Bound Wilderness School (now Outward Bound Canada). I currently teach with the Ottawa-Carleton District School Board and have taught my own 8/9 Practical class in Igloolik, Nunavut. I’ve also been back up to Igloolik two times since then to fill term contracts and teach video and photography courses for my Masters in Education.
I fell in love with Dogsledding at Outward Bound Canada. After working dog sledding courses there and managing the dog yard, I decided to get a team of my own. Shortly after that I was a team member three extended Arctic dogsledding expeditions: Arctic Transect 2004 and Barclay’s Capital Ultimate North 2005, and New Land 2013. Although I’ve sold the dog team, I still think a lot about being back behind a team of dogs, working together as we travel across the land. My next big dream would be to run a team in the Nunavut Quest (YouTube Link to: 2008 Slideshow).
Throughout all of these experiences, I’ve loved taking photos and videos. Whether to document my experiences, or showing people how to use the tools to create their own images, I’ve always enjoyed creating digital images, video, sideshows, DVDs, podcasts, and websites. It’s been the thread that runs through these other experiences.
What lies ahead, who knows. One thing I do know is that I like to experience adventure in all its forms.