During the 1970s I travelled back and forth across Canada in a showband, playing guitar, singing, and arranging the music and vocal harmony. I put together long medleys of songs from popular groups such as the Beatles, the Four Seasons, and the Beach Boys.
During the 1980s I worked on the Telidon project at Electrohome Electronics and served as Treasurer of the Electronic Technicians' Association. Then I went back to school to complete two university degrees while doing musical arrangements for Johnnie Johnston's showband.
During the 1990s I was the Lighting Designer for York Centennial Theatre's productions at the Village Playhouse. I started teaching at the DeVry Institute of Technology and discovered a passion for the academic life, returning to school to earn a doctorate at York University.