I was a student at Taylor from 1994 - 1996 and graduated with an AAR General Diploma. Following my time at Taylor I attended the University of Calgary and graduated in 2000 with a BSc in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology.
My first work experience post-graduation was with Samaritan's Purse on a Canadian International Development Agency Internship. I worked in Mozambique for six months. My two major projects were helping to coordinate a feeding center for malnourished children and a housing project to provide homes to people who had lost everything from a severe flood.
After returning to Canada I spent three years working for Eli Lilly as a pharmaceutical sales representative in the Calgary Area.
In December 2002 I married Erin who I met at the University of Calgary. She is a teacher and was teaching in the Calgary Area.
This past fall we made a major transition in our life and changed from the work world to the life of a student again. I had been interested in pursuing a MBA since my time in University and felt that this additional education would be useful in career and ministry opportunities in the future. After a few years in the workforce, it seemed like the right time to pursue this further. So, in August 2004, Erin and I moved to Lafayette, Indiana so that I could attend Purdue University.
Moving away from Calgary has been an experience that has stretched us and caused us to go out of our comfort zone. We moved here without knowing anyone and had to forge many new relationships. We have met many great people through my school and the programs provided through it. We also faced the challenge of finding a new church family. We have settled at Kossuth Baptist Church and are enjoying the chance to be involved there.