I was born in London, England in 1969. After traveling extensively throughout the world with my family, all before the age of four, I settled in New Zealand until the age of ten; from ten until the age of maturity I lived in Ontario. I first came to the west coast in 1984 to visit my father and instantly fell in love with the topography. I currently live in Squamish, BC with my wife, Tami, and our dog, Scrappa.
In 1995 I received my undergrad, B.Sc., from Trent University with a double major in Biology and Environmental Resource Science. Since that time I have been working for consulting firms and NGOs in BC on issues including: habitat restoration, habitat assessment, habitat inventories, environmental impact assessments and toxicology. I am a registered professional biologist with the BC College of Applied Biology and I currently run my own consulting firm, called Tantalus Consulting, out of a front room in my house.
In addition to working as a biologist I am pursuing an MA with Royal Roads University and I have the privilege of being Professor Ann Dale’s research assistant for work on a social capital and sustainable community development research grant.
I am interested in looking at information management and management structures as a way of attaining sustainability goals within municipalities. I have been driven to this work by my constant surprise at the lack of integrated information which is readily accessible to all aspects of our society, be they manager, developer, first nations or local stakeholder. I would like to see our sustainability strategies move off the bookshelves and into our day to day actions.
A great deal of my and Tami’s spare time is devoted to rockclimbing. In the winter we focus on telemarking and cross country skiing. Our other great loves include cooking new foods and drinking wine.