I was born and raised in North Marysburgh and live here with my wife Siobhan, and my loyal canine companion, Dolly. I’ve spent my entire life in the County and am self-employed in the commercial fishing and agricultural industry.
My two children were both raised, educated, and live in North Marysburgh. They both own their own successful businesses, and I am extremely proud of them for their many accomplishments.
My family’s roots run very deep in the County, back to the Loyalists. I have had the pleasure of enjoying the County’s astounding natural beauty and of seeing our community grow and thrive over the years.
My career has afforded me a wide range of experience, including food processing and marketing of frozen vegetables and fish to the United States and Europe. I have also harvested and grown County produce. I have also had the honour of serving in our municipal government for a total of 17 years in both single and double tier government.
I currently serve on the PEC Agricultural Advisory Committee, the Lake Ontario Management Unit Liaison Committee, and have been a Trustee at Cressy United Church for over 10 years. My memberships include the Ontario Commercial Fisheries Association and the Ontario Federation of Agriculture.
I believe these experiences — in my family, work, political, and volunteer life — give me a solid understanding of most aspects of County life and the challenges we face.
I wish to improve the climate for business investment and growth without sacrificing what makes our County thrive as a community. Council can help create more opportunities for “living wage” employment. When it comes to roads, I believe we should implement infrastructure improvements and efficiencies within operating budgets.
I actively support our new hospital build and the new affordable housing initiatives and my priority at Shire Hall will be to ensure our tax dollars are used effectively and efficiently I am hopeful that I can put my experience to work for the residents of North Marysburgh in the coming election.