An engineer by schooling, a salesman by trade, and an entrepreneur at heart. I have over 20 years’ experience selling at all levels and in all environments along with over 10 years teaching and mentoring youth in financial literacy, business and entrepreneurship.
When I graduated high school it seemed natural to pursue an engineering degree since I was good in math and sciences; particularly chemistry. Chemical Engineering it was! I appreciated what engineering taught me about learning but cant say I enjoyed it all that much. On graduating there weren’t a lot of attractive engineering jobs available so I found myself in a technical sales role in the oil industry. I haven’t looked back and have been involved in sales and marketing in some capacity for most of my career in a variety of industries and a variety of roles.
I’ve always enjoyed teaching and instruction and am in the process of translating my sales and business experience into a career that incorporates my skills.
I’m passionate about youth entrepreneurship. Not everyone will choose to be an entrepreneur but I believe everyone should have the opportunity to showcase ‘founder / owner / operator ‘on their resume.
This blog was constructed specifically for PIDP 3100 but I look forward to using it to log my thoughts and ideas on education.
I live in North Vancouver BC and am married with two fantastic children who amaze me every day. We are a skiing family and most winter weekends you will find us in the mountains hunting powder.