Who am I?
I'm from North Vancouver, BC, Canada. I graduated from Simon Fraser University (SFU) with a degree in Molecular Biology and Biochemistry, a Minor in Cultural Anthropology, and a Certificate in Liberal Arts. In 2000, I started at BC Cancer's Genome Sciences Centre (GSC) as a Cancer Genomics Researcher. I’m first author on 2 publications in scientific journals and co-author on 53 other refereed articles including 4 on brain cancer.
I love to hike, play ice hockey and practice taekwondo, mindful meditation and yoga. I am an acrylic painter of portraits, landscape and surreal scenes. I am a father to an amazing beautiful girl who brings more joy and energy to my life than I could ever have imagined.
I am a graduate of SFU's 2016 Writer's Studio with a
Certificate in Creative Writing.
And I am also a long-term survivor of a devastating
I have been writing my memoir of my incredible experience.
All religions, arts and sciences are branches of the same tree.
All these aspirations are directed toward ennobling man's life,
lifting it from the sphere of mere physical existence
and leading the individual towards freedom.
- Albert Einstein