Originally from Dartmouth, Nova Scotia, I moved to Yukon in 2006 to take up a position as English instructor at Yukon College. Between 2010 and 2013, I served as chair of the College's School of Liberal Arts, and in 2014 I became dean of Applied Arts.
I hold degrees from Dalhousie University (PhD, English), University of Leeds (MA, English), and Mount Allison University (BA, English), and I've taught English literature and composition at Dalhousie University, the Nova Scotia Agricultural College, NSCAD University, and Yukon College.
I live in Whitehorse with my partner Alyson; children Hugh, Harriet and Wilfred; an Airedale named Beatrice; a Poodle named Benedict; and Oscar the cat. My interests include drumming, running, skiing, canine agility, and gardening.