Thanks so much for taking a moment to learn about me, who I am, and why I do what I do.
As a kid growing up, I had it made. My life consisted of playing hockey all year round, as well as baseball in the summer. As a goalie, there was always ice time available for me. Naturally, I was a catcher in baseball. But my dream was never to be a professional. I wanted to be a police officer. Read on to learn more about that.
As I look back on my life… and now having kids of my own, I can finally recognize just how much support I had from my family. I never realized how much money it took to sign up each year. Or how much the new goalie gear was … every two years!!. And I always had new gear. I was a rock star (In my own little world perhaps!) My ego was huge. I looked good and played pretty well (IMHO) But for me, the ego wasn’t a hindrance. It was a motivator. I tasted success at an early age and never wanted to be average. I also loved being unique. Being the goalie or the catcher easily fulfilled those needs for me.
Now in my old age, I still have the same mentality. Confident of course, but always looking for ways to stand out, and be better than the rest. I’ll always look for new ways to stay ahead of the pack.
When I was 17, I co-oped with the Windsor Police Service. I was living my dream (somewhat of course) On day one I was able to fire a weapon. And each day was filled with adventures that I’ll forever cherish. It culminated with filming a short film showcasing me as a police officer. I’ll forever have that memory to look back upon.
I was fortunate to be the recipient of great leaders, who inspired me without even realizing the impressions they were making upon me.
And now I can give back.
With DraftPics, I aim to inspire and motivate each and every subject to pursue greatness. I want to give you the confidence to chase your dreams, no matter how incredible they may appear.
Meet the Family,
I met my wife Stacie in the spring of 1997. It was at a little house party, although rumors abound that it was a setup. I wasn’t in the right frame of mind at the time to see the setup for what it was. So it was pretty casual. Of course, she was beautiful, but it was a series of “chance” encounters or events that made me really think… is this the one? Remember, I think my life is a Tv Show and she was placed wonderfully in the storyline.
A few years later, in 2001 we had Samantha, and my life was forever changed. I always wanted to be a father.. a role model (Is that why I wanted to be a cop?) And now it was true. Samantha was a great kid. Being first-time parents was a wonderful experience… so we did it again Steven was born in 2005. It is amazing to have both the boy and girl…. of course, Stacie wanted to push her luck…. I was content with just 2… they were perfect. Why would we take another chance? Stacie should play the lottery as we had Addison in 2007. And she is amazing. I am so blessed to have three wonderful, beautiful children. It’s been amazing to see how they grow and develop their own personalities. They truly amazed me at every corner.