Originally from Quebec City, I moved to Vancouver Island in 1995 in pursuit of the great outdoors and once I laid eyes on the Pacific Ocean off the West Coast of Vancouver Island, I never looked back!
With a deep attraction for the sea, I eventually joined the Canadian Coastguard where I had the opportunity to serve for ten years on various ships and Lifeboat stations.
Once I made my way “out of the Hawse Pipe”, I climbed my way up towards the bridge and obtained my Watchkeeping Mate-Near Coastal and 150 T. Master. After a stint as the CCG liaison Officer to RCM-SAR I ended up joining the RCM-SAR as the Chief Instructor.
After ten years of building and revising training curriculum to better address the ever-changing needs of a province-wide organization and developing a training team and maintaining assets, I made the transition to commercial mariner training and joined the dynamic team of instructors at WMI in November of 2021.
I thrive on bringing relevancy and practicality to mariners of all levels, who I have the privilege to assist during their learning experience at WMI. My favorite topics include Meteorology, Radar Navigation, Chartwork and small vessel handling.