I grew up in Kelowna, BC in the Okanagan Valley, picking apples and grapes, and then spending time on the beach. Growing up, I played baseball and rugby; and enjoyed windsurfing, waterskiing, cross-country and downhill skiing. In college and university I was blessed to play baseball and rugby in the United States, allowing me to learn and experience a variety of training techniques. Following university, I taught PADI scuba diving in Martinique and in Nassau, Bahamas. Returning to Vancouver, BC, I worked for Costco and a security company.
I joined the Canadian Armed Forces in 2003 as an Artillery Officer, providing me the experience to serve Canada in Pakistan and Afghanistan. Working in military has afforded me the ability to foster a lifestyle of fitness at work and at home. Currently, I enjoy fitness kickboxing and learning new aspects of martial arts and self-defence. I also enjoy volunteering at church and playing guitar in the band. I am married to my beautiful wife Joanna: We have a daughter and two sons.