1983 - present The Brooklin Bulletin Publishing Company Limited, President & General Manager - Responsible for all actions with regard to taxation, legal issues, financial planning and marketing plans. The corporation is diversified to include printing and advertising services and sign manufacturing. CustomPrinting.ca,
1996 - 1997 T-RexOy, Teacher of conversational English - Weekly teaching assignmentsat off-premise locations in Tampere, part-time while studying.
1996 - 1998 TampereUniversity, Tampere, Finland -MSc, Marketing. Visiting Student. Course of study included InternationalBusiness, Intercultural Relations, Strategic Management, American History, Finnish Language, and Hypermedia computer applications.
1992 - 2000 York University,Toronto, Canada -graduated with Bachelorof Administrative Studies, (Honours) Marketing -Focus on Marketing Science, and Management studies.
1981 - 1987 Durham Collegeof Applied Arts and Technology, Oshawa, Canada -graduated with diplomain Business Administration -three year course covered all areas of business studiesincluding personnel management, marketing, computers, accounting and management skills
Age 8 - present Scouts Canada, Whitby District CouncilVenturer Company Advisor/Council Past President - involved with Scouts as a youth in the Cuband Scout program, and then as a Cub activity leader from age 14 to 17.At age 18, I took on the role of Cubmaster (key leader) and continued until 1987. My role then changed to Venturer Advisor for the youth section forages 14 to 17 years. The Venturer program is high adventure and includes canoeing, survival and winter camping, social and fitness activities, all designed to help build independence and character in the youth. In 1992 I was recruited to fill the position of DistrictCouncil Vice-President with the portfolio of public relations. In 1994I was elected President of the council for a two year term. During my years in Scouting, Ihave had the opportunity to lead Scouts to jamborees in Canada '89 '93 '97 '01 '05,South Korea '91, Brazil '93, The Netherlands '95, Chile '99, Thailand '03, Switzerland '07. I have taken extensive training throughScouting on leadership, administration and training techniques and am now conducting training sessions for Scout Canada. While in Finland, I wasinvolved in Scouting through district and group activities. In April 1998 I travelled with the Finnish Scouts to St. Petersburg Russia on a international relations visit. In 1998 I was awarded Scouts Canada's Medal for Good Service to Scouting, in 2003 I was awarded the Medal of Merit and in 2005 recognized for 25 years adult service to the organization. In 2010 I was recognized for 30 years service and awarded Scouts Canada's Silver Acorn.
1987 - present OptimistClub of Brooklin -I joined the OptimistInternational club because their motto is "Friend of Youth." I am currently Secretary-Treasurer. Charter president club and guided the club to honour and distinguished status in its firstyear. Actively participated in the club's educational and recreationalprograms including: conducting art camps, youth clubs,ski lessons, kite days, essay & oratoricalcontests, bicycle safety events, youth leadership workshops, national &international conventions, and more. I have regularly donated four to six hours a week to help the youth in the community. In 2003 I was awarded the Queen Elizabeth II Jubilee Medal for community service.
2000 - present Durham Condominium Corp. #122, President and Chair.
1994 - 1997 YFU Youth for UnderstandingStudent Exchange, Area Representative
1988 - 1996 Heart &Stroke Foundation, Chairman for Brooklin and Area Fundraising Campaign
1990 - 1996, 2000 H.O.B.Y. Youth LeadershipWeekend, Councilor, evaluator and Public Relations coordinator (notall at once.)
1993 - 1996 Region of Durham Strategic Alliance Committee, member
1989, 91, 94, 97, 2000, 2003 Candidate for Municipal Councillor, Townof Whitby (unsuccessful)
Other Recreational Activities
Physical: Scouting activities (hiking, canoeing, camping, etc.), bowling, alpine skiing
Relaxation: I enjoy movies, cooking and reading (mostly current events)
Travel: I have always enjoyed travelling and discovering new places. Ihave been to over 40 different countries in Asia, North America, South America, the Caribbean and Europe.
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