Occupation: Assistant Vice President, Marsh Canada Limited (Aviation Practice)
Hometown: Mississauga, ON
Family: Not Married
My biggest physical accomplishment(s) to date: Ironman Canada, Ironman Brazil and Ironman Florida
So Others May Live:
I really enjoy being outside and testing myself physically. In my younger years back in Newfoundland, I spent many a summer’s day cycling to the top of Signal Hill and home again. Later, in my teens I grafted on running and eventually completed a 10 mile run, then a 20km run, then a half marathon and eventually few marathons – just to see if I could do it! However, with each new challenge completed another even greater challenge was just around the corner. Eventually, I saw triathlon as being a challenge with the goal of finishing an Ironman. After completing three Ironman races in the past two years it was time for something else, specifically, the next challenge is a bike ride across Canada in the Sears National Kids Cancer Ride!
Okay so I am not a Coast Guard Rescue Swimmer but I thought the tag line best described why I am riding from Vancouver to Halifax to raise money and awareness of childhood cancer. If I do this ride, others may live. I may hurt climbing the mountains on my bike, but a child somewhere may live as a result. It’s that simple.
Cancer has affected my life more than I would have preferred. Various members of my family and of my social circle have battled the disease. Some of those are still with us to share the experiences, others are not. Either way, I believe firmly that a cure can be found.
The ride is going to be an amazing experience. To bike from one side of the country to another is an amazing way to spend my summer vacation. I look forward to seeing friends, family and supporters along the way. Please visit by blog to keep up to date with the ride!
“People do not decide to become extraordinary. They decide to accomplish extraordinary things.” Sir Edmund Hillary