I was born and raised in Mission, B.C. and moved to Crescent Beach, B.C. to start my career. I received a Diploma of Technology from BCIT in 1982 in Operations Management. I continued my studies at Simon Fraser University and received a Bachelor of Business Administration. After graduating from S.F.U., I articled for Deloitte & Touche Chartered Accountants. I received my Chartered Accountant designation in 1992. My industry experience focused on Owner Manager Enterprises. I purchased a group of companies including Atlas Sign & Awning Company in 1993. My focus at Atlas is the financial aspects of the company but I’m involved with sales in the fast food, petroleum, and retail industry. I have volunteered for Board of Director positions for Semiahmoo Minor Hockey, Semiahmoo Lacrosse, Last Door Recovery Centre, and White Rock Surrey Home Support Association. I’m currently the President of the EMC Purchasing Co-op and Chairman of the Membership Commitee of the World Sign Associates.