I was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. I got my first computer at age 12 when dad won a Commodore 64 – and my love for technology hasn’t faded since.
I’ve done a lot of different work over the years, and using technology in innovative ways is the only constant in virtually everything I’ve ever done. I built this blog as a way to share my passion for everything electronic: social media, the internet, web design / applications, mobile programming, video games and gadgets. I hope you find the information here interesting and useful.
I was raised in Edmonton and went to the University of Alberta where I studied political science and classical literature. Shortly after graduating I moved to Ottawa to work as the Legislative Assistant for Ken Epp, who was at that time the Member of Parliament for Elk Island, and who remains a truly great man. I was then honoured to work with Deborah Grey and Preston Manning as the Question Period Manager for the Official Opposition.
A few years (and a new wife) later, I moved back to Edmonton and worked for several years as a communications and political campaign consultant with my own firm, first past the post. I also had a truly fascinating and very rewarding stint as the National Affairs Reporter with the now defunct (and much missed) Western Report magazines.
I currently consult with the Government of Alberta’s Justice and Solicitor General department to help them more effectively use social media to communicate with the public, along with other private clients.
For the past several years I have also been a part of an amazing family company, High Grade Homes. My father Richard started building homes over 20 years ago, and my mother Muriel has always been involved in the company. My wife does the company’s books, and I enjoy doing the marketing and helping with customer relations. I continue to be proud of the accomplishments and work of this great company, and I feel very fortunate to have the opportunity to so greatly enjoy working with my family.
I have been truly blessed with a wife, Jodi, who I do not deserve, and two boys – Hunter and Madden – who I am ridiculously proud of and who are a genuine joy to be around.