Tell Us Your Origin Story
I was born in Mississauga, Ontario, into a family of five, being the middle child of three brothers. I spent most of my high school days finding creative ways to skip class without getting caught; I never did enjoy school. After high school and a short hiatus later, I found interest in digital media, so I gave college a go. It didn’t take long before reaffirming that school was not my thing; I walked out of an English exam, handing in my blank paper, and never looked back. It was not much later that I stumbled upon my new passion for sales. After a couple of job changes, I found myself moving up the ranks in the automotive industry, where I met Ariel. After approximately a decade in that business, we were both in need of change, and the rest is history. Enter KT.
What’s your favourite food?
I genuinely don’t have a particularly go-to favourite meal, and I love anything that pairs nicely with a dry, bold bottle of red wine. But, being that I’m forced to choose something here, I’d not hesitate to say that roast beef, steamed veg, roast potatoes and a couple of gravy-smothered Yorkshire pudding would be at the top of my list. It reminds me of Sunday dinner at my Grandparent’s.
Where would we find you on a hot summer’s day?
Realistically, working. But my family does visit our family’s cottage in Kearney a couple of times each summer. I love paddleboarding with the girls and my wife, Elyshia, exploring the island on the lake, and cooking on the charcoal BBQ. If I’m not at the cottage, you may find me cruising the backroads on my motorcycle.
Where would we find you on a cold winter’s day?
With my feet strapped to a snowboard. I’ve learned to love the winter by keeping active outdoors. I look forward to the first snowfall and am saddened by the last.
Early bird or night owl?
I go through phases. The evenings are a favourite time when I spend time with Elyshia once the girls are sleeping, but I also love the calm and peaceful mornings.
What’s your favourite movie?
Top Gun. Aside from that, everything Marvel. Growing up, I always wanted to be a fighter pilot. I tried applying to the Royal Air Force in the UK but learned that I was a month away from ageing out and couldn’t complete training in time. I decided then that I’d have to earn enough to buy my way onto a fighter plane.
What does your forever home look like?
I’ve always wanted a rural property with a few acres; it would have a pool, a workshop for woodworking, enough room for family to visit and a kick-ass theatre to watch movies and play video games (I’m a big nerd at heart).