I have always known that I wanted to be an entrepreneur. As a child, I used to sell popcorn and Kool-Aid to my neighbours at the end of my parents driveway. Looking back, it seems that was the seed of a life-long need to work with people in making a difference in their lives.
I started my post-secondary education in Business Administration and began my career in the financial services sector. In 2006, there was a boom in the Sudbury mining sector and my role as an assistant manager was growing tiresome for me; I needed a change. By the middle of that year, I completed the necessary training to work underground in mining operations and I also married the love of my life, Melanie.
However, after surviving a few dangerous incidences during drilling projects, it became clear that mining was not the career path for me. I transitioned into the sheet metal trade, which ironically lead me back into working on underground ventilation projects for two years. It was while I was working on an expansion job for the SNOLAB, that I was inspired to pursue a career as a mortgage agent. I was determined to get back into financial services where I could help people achieve their goals, and stay much cleaner after the workday was over!
I earned my mortgage agent license in the spring of 2008 and despite my part-time beginnings, I was focused on being a full-time agent. I worked on mortgages evening and weekends until 2014, when I resigned from my job in sheet metal and embarked on my journey of being a full-time mortgage agent. In January of 2017, I completed my mortgage broker course and received my mortgage broker license.
As a mortgage broker, I take great pride in helping my clients achieve their goals. I do not just see myself as a mortgage broker; I see myself as a partner who seeks the best possible outcome for my clients. Their best-interest is always at heart in everything I do.
Family and Community
Growing up in Valley East, I have developed a passion for serving families in the Greater Sudbury area. My wife Melanie and I have been blessed with two beautiful children, Ryerson and Reagan. Along with our dog Zoe, we live a very happy family life.
When I am not in the office working for HQ Mortgages, I spend my time volunteering with the Knights of Columbus or coaching various sports for Valley Minor Hockey, Valley East Minor Baseball, Valley East Soccer Club or Greater Sudbury Lacrosse Association.