Business: Property and casualty insurance brokerage
Biggest business achievement: Took over and managed the business when my dad was terminally ill. Then took over the business during a pandemic. In both cases, I grew the business the following year.
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Biggest obstacle overcome: The passing of my father, and taking over the company in the pandemic.
Biggest influences: My parents, who taught me the value of hard work, as well as Jim Mahood, who forced me to challenge my thinking from different angles.
Biggest lesson learned during COVID-19: Own it. Making decisions and trying to get consensus at the start of the pandemic was difficult with things changing hourly. I ultimately had to make decisions, move forward and adjust if necessary.
Charitable involvement: Gifford Carr Gives Back Initiative
First job: Greens crew at a golf course
Advice I’d give the younger me: The same thing my dad always said to me: “It’s better to be seen than heard.” I’d add, “Always do the right thing, no matter the cost.”
Favourite pastime: Relaxing with my family and friends at the cottage, or golfing.