I live in West Bay with my spouse Denise and our two children (aged 9 and 14) who attend Victor Brodeur in Esquimalt.
I believe in being involved in one’s community:
- I’ve sat on the Township’s Advisory Planning Commission since 2017 (Vice-chair since 2021.)
- I cook every Thursday at Rainbow Kitchen, leading a small team of volunteers in creating over 200 meals. I sit on board of Rainbow Kitchen Society, and chair the board’s Governance Committee.
- As a hockey parent with zero skating ability, I sat on the board of Victoria Minor Hockey (2016-2018), and was a volunteer League Commissioner for the Vancouver Island Amateur Hockey Association (2018-2022)
- I’ve sat on other boards, including acting as the Treasurer for a Francophone Preschool in Sechelt, and as the Governance Chair for the Canadian National Committee of the United World Colleges.
I am a principal of a small planning consulting firm, C2MP, that has provided advice to municipal governments across Canada on policies for climate mitigation. I have a degree in Landscape Architecture and a Ph.D. in Civil Engineering: I’m passionate and knowledgeable about the realities and possibilities of municipal governance. Local governments matter, and can make a huge difference in the lives of their citizens.
I understand how municipal governance works: I’ve worked with local governments across Canada and know how to turn policies and ideas into reality while working collaboratively with staff, residents, stakeholders and council members.
I was a co-founder and co-developer of a cohousing community on BC’s Sunshine Coast: I understand the development process and how difficult it is to build non-profit and affordable housing without substantial government support.