What do you care about? What’s most important to you?
Family has always been extremely important to me and is a very large part of my life. Along with family I have a passion for learning and growing as well as teaching and inspiring others.
Where have you been?
I was born in Caledonia but moved to Hamilton early on in my childhood. I spent most of early my days fishing in the grand river and playing street hockey until the street lights came on. I always had difficulty in school and focusing my attention. Sports seemed to be the only thing that kept me focused. As I loved playing on team sports, I took an extreme liking to skateboarding, snowboarding and surfing where I found myself excelling at great speeds. This allowed me to spend allot of time in places like British Columbia and California but I really missed my family, friends and the feeling of being a part of a team.
So, I decided to move back home to Hamilton and settle down working with my family at my father’s steel business. I wanted to learn as much as I could as I knew I wanted to fulfill my father’s legacy and make him proud.
Where am I today?
I am exactly where I imagined I would be! I live on the street I said I would live on with the wife and kids I imagined I would have. I am running the business I imagined I would, with the type of team members and culture I imagined it to have. I could not have done this if it was not for the strong mindset and work ethic my father had instilled in me from a young age.
Where are you going?
As a company and a team, we are going to the top as leaders in the metal building industry. We are building and fostering a culture like none other in our industry allowing us to grow every individual in the entire organization to perform at their full potential and lead a more fulfilling life not only inside and outside of work.
Some nuggets worth sharing.
If there is one thing, I can say from experience is don’t let anyone tell you what you are or are not capable of. Don’t let self-limiting beliefs stop you from taking the leap or doing what drives you. It all starts between the ears and if you can conquer your subconscious mind you can conquer anything in this game, we call life. Don’t be afraid to make mistakes and take massive action.