"All six of us"

I live in the beautiful Vancouver area of British Columbia, Canada. I think living here has greatly contributed to everything I do, influencing my music composition and also my work as a software developer. The environment here makes it very easy to be creative.

From the first time I started playing with computers as a young lad, I was hooked. When I discovered how to program computers in my early teens (starting with Basic on an Apple II and then Turbo Pascal on a 286) there was no going back for me. I’ve been pretty much programming on various platforms using a myriad of programming languages ever since then.

I’ve been working remotely from my home office since 2004 and currently I work full-time for a company called Lead With Purpose. I am the principal developer of the Lead With Purpose platform, which is both a web and mobile application.

I feel extremely blessed that I am able to work a job that I love. If I wasn’t getting paid to write software I would still be doing it in my spare time. The craft of programming is definitely one of my main passions, along with music, long distance running, hiking and yoga.

My musical expressions are primarily realized through my band Greylevel, which to date has released two albums through ProgRock Records. Our last album, Hypostatic Union, was released in early 2011 and has enjoyed great success. (We are even listed on ProgArchives Top Prog Albums for 2011.) The positive response to this album has been a great encouragement and we are slowly but surely working on our third album which hopefully will be done in the next couple years.

A little bit more about me

I am married to my best friend and we have four wonderful kids, 3 boys and 1 girl. As a family we love to get outside and explore nature through camping, hiking and fishing. I’ve also begun to teach my older kids some basic programming and share that passion with them.

My two oldest kids are both in Scouts Canada and I also volunteer as one of the leaders, which is also known as a Scouter. We are part of the 1st Central Surrey group and we do some fantastic activities throughout the year with lots of overnight camping trips where we learn outdoor and wilderness skills.

If you find any of this interesting, I’d love to hear from you and so please send me an email.