I have lived in the Parry Sound area since I was two years old and grew up on Whitefish Lake in what's now Seguin Township. My family runs Marshall Construction and I spent most summers as a teenage installing septic beds and backfilling basements for cottage owners throughout the area. Through this time in my early years, I started, quite inadvertently, to build connections with people that I still call friends and clients.
When I started selling real estate in 1985, I already had an excellent familiarity of the area lakes and extensive connections with both the seasonal and year round populations. My knowledge of the area is extensive: odds are that I know where one can launch a boat or suggest good fishing spots on several of the area lakes.
Twenty-two years later, I'm happily married with three growing sons and live on a small lake south of Parry Sound. Even though I'm always busy with my real estate practice, I always manage to take time to spend with the family. The kids keep both Kim and myself very busy with the myriad of activities they're involved in.
In addition, I'm a Past President of the Parry Sound Real Estate Board, and was recently appointed as a Director of the Canadian Real Estate Assocation's (CREA) MTC Commitee.
I have several other interests outside of my real estate career. Music has always been one of my passions and I have played piano and guitar with local bands. Gardening, fishing and astronomy are also hobbies I enjoy, and I'm a lifelong diehard Leafs fan.