· Born in Come By Chance
· Attended high school in Normanís Cove
· Was an inshore fisher for 10 years, fishing with his father out of Fair Haven
· Also worked in construction before taking Mortuary Science in Ontario
· A funeral director for 14 years helping families in their time of need
· At present working at Fillatreís in Happy Valley Goose Bay
· Ran provincially in Bonavista South in 1999
· Married to Linda for 18 years; they have two sons.