∑ Respected for his community involvement in his hometown, Port Colborne
∑ Graduated from Brock University with a Bachelor of Arts and a Masterís degree in Philosophy
∑ Later received his doctorate degree from the University of Ottawa, concentrating on environmental ethics
∑ Worked part-time in Brockís Adult Education Program before going to develop a curriculum for a new degree program at George Brown College in Toronto
∑ Has also been working in the occupational health and safety field for the past three years, applying his skills at his current job in the health, safety and environment department for a pharmaceutical company
∑ Volunteers with a number of organizations, including the Humane Society and the Red Cross
∑ Ran in the former Erie-Lincoln riding in the 2000 federal election.