Where are you from?
I was born and raised in Lethbridge; I moved away and moved back. After high school, I attended the U of L briefly before moving to Vancouver to attend music school at Capilano College. I spent my 20s and 30s roaming around Western Canada. I started taking piano when I was four years old. My earliest memory of playing piano is of watching my sister play the theme from Love Story. When she was done, I went and played it. That song has stuck with me all these years. My parents put me in piano lessons after that. I enjoyed the lessons more than most and I continued taking them as long as I could. I was always keen. I was going to be a musician, that was never a question. I love singing and playing the piano.
How long have you been at the U of L and what do you do here?
My wife and I and our children moved back to Lethbridge in 2002 and I took a job here in early 2003. I started at the Curriculum Redevelopment Centre (CRDC) to provide a variety of multi-media resources. I took multi-media resources at Lethbridge College because I wanted to do something that was going to let me be creative apart from music. When the CRDC became the Teaching Centre, it was decided that my skills were better served at another department. I moved over to Advancement in 2013, where I stayed until 2015. Then we decided my position fit better with IT. We became a more comprehensive service department and now we provide AV, classroom support, technology training and video conferencing support.
What’s the best part of your job?
I like knowing that the things we do make a difference.
What’s one thing most people don’t know about you?
I’m a pretty open book. I still play piano professionally every weekend and I play on cruise ships once a year.