∑ Teacher and community leader
∑ Teaches English at Banting Secondary School in London
∑ Served as MPP for Middlesex between 1990 and 1995
∑ In provincial government, served as Chief Government Whip, Parliamentary Assistant to the Minister of the Environment and Associate Minister of Culture, Tourism and Recreation
∑ Member of the Ontario Health Coalition
∑ Active member of the Ontario Secondary School Teachersí Federation
∑ Delegate to the London and District Labour Council and member of the Councilís Political Action Committee
∑ Fought in the campaign against the privatization of London Hydro.