About me

I was born in Alberta, but I’ve lived most of my life in Ontario. I’m embarrassed by the behaviour of my birth province. It’s kinda the Texas of Canada, really. Between the position on oil & gas, to their behaviour during the SARS-CoV-2 pandemic, to their inability to understand how federal transfer payments actually work, it’s just embarrassing.

I’ve been married for many years to a wonderful lady who has helped me grow into the person I am today.

I went to school to study electronics engineering technology and ended up as a machinery safety specialist and a standards developer. I volunteer on CSA, IEC and ISO technical committees related to my work. I also mentor colleagues at the Standards Council of Canada (SCC) when they’re getting started in standards development.

I love to motorcycle, bicycle, canoe, hike with my girl and my dogs, and I still do some yoga once in a while. Not often enough.

I also enjoy writing, although mostly I do that for work. This website and my technical blog are where I exercise my need to write in a public way.