I am a single father of a daughter and live in Newmarket, Ontario. I have spent over half my life in the irrigation industry. I’m an outdoor enthusiast and spend my winters on a Ski-Doo and my summers camping. I’m also a fitness fanatic.
I grew up in Stouffville, Ontario and started working on a golf course when I was 15 for summer work. After 5 years I started working for a local Irrigation contractor based in Newmarket. That work helped put me through college for Law and Security Administration, as I was looking towards a career in Law Enforcement. After graduating I continued to work in the irrigation industry and finally decided to start a company with a friend. Empire Green Lawn Sprinklers Ltd was established in 1997 and we expanded into Landscape Lighting in 2004. Through extremely hard work and dedication we grew the company to 1200 customers before I sold my shares in 2008 due to back injury.
I started my career with Turf Care Products Canada Ltd. as Store Manager, and progressed into the Golf Division until I was hired as an Account Manager of the residential and commercial side of the company. My territory covers from Toronto to Ottawa and as far North as Sault Ste. Marie. In 2011 I completed and received my CIC (Certified Irrigation Contractor) with the Irrigation Association.
I enjoy working with, and teaching contractors in the industry. In a way, it still keeps one foot in the dirt! I’m very hands on and have no problems getting my hands dirty!