Discipline/Teaching Area: Marketing and General Management
I’m the Business Management program Coordinator, and Sustainability Committee Chair at College of the Rockies. I also represent faculty on the College Board of Governors. Along with my coordinating, committee and faculty assignments, I also supervise applied research projects for fourth-year Bachelor of Business Administration students. These ten-month research projects focus on solving real world sustainability challenges faced by businesses and not-for-profits in the Kootenay Rockies region.
My education includes a Master of Arts degree in International Hotel Management from Royal Roads University and diplomas in Adult Education and Marketing. I teach marketing, management, and sustainable business practices, both in the classroom and online. I’m proud that all Business Management programs at College of the Rockies stress the importance of profit for long term viability, while also recognizing the impact businesses can have on employees, communities, culture, and the land. My past board appointments include Chair of the BC Business Educators Articulation Committee and Chair of the Kimberley Tourism Infrastructure Committee. I live in Kimberley with my wife, Sherri, and our Labradoodle, Maggie.
I like to incorporate real world business cases and simulations into my classes whenever possible. I think connecting students with the business community through project work sets students up for success during their career.
I’m here to support students during their academic journey. Whether it’s questions about the courses material, academic planning or career advice, I always have time to sit down and talk. The most satisfying part of my job is contributing to students’ success!