I spent my first 19 years growing up in south central Ontario. After graduating from high school and working in a lumberyard for 6 months I left Ontario with $500, backpack and a guitar, in search of travel by sailboat. Almost 1 year later and a trans-Atlantic crossing completed I returned to Canada and headed for the mountains of British Columbia. Spring melt brought me to the west coast of Vancouver Island and a camping trip on Meares Island. The ocean, old growth forest and culture of aware and expressive people awoke the creative juices in me and I have been home here for the last 25 years.