A seasoned eye doctor and a graduate of Queen's University's Life Science program (B.Sc. Life Science) and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry's Bachelor's of Science in Optics (B.S. Optics) and Doctor of Optometry degree (O.D.) He is a recipient of Queen's University's Longstaffe Scholarship and the Pennsylvania College of Optometry Presidential Scholarship. Rotations included Baltimore Veterans Hospital and Johns Hopkins Wilmer Eye Institute. He moved to Campbell River from Vancouver in 2008 and was honoured to receive one of Campbell River's Chamber of Commerce "Future 15" Awards in 2016 for his contributions to the community.