I studied music at UPEI, the program was geared towards bagpipers. I only studied one year at UPEI, but in that time I managed to compete at the World Pipe Band Championships in Glasgow, Scotland, placing fourth in our division with The College of Piping Pipe Band, PEI. Unfortunately, my instructor at the time Scott MacAullay, passed away from cancer soon after our return from the UK, which in turn ended my time at UPEI.
I found myself in Ottawa, where I have built a career as a Registered Massage Therapist, as well as a professional bagpiper. In my time here, I’ve managed to compete with Toronto Police Pipe Band (grade 1), Peel Regional Police Pipe Band (grade 1), and Ottawa Police Pipe Band (grade 2).
As far as solo piping, my goal is to eventually win the solo world championships as a piper, held yearly in Scotland. To this day I am still taking lessons from Bruce Gandy, Halifax, and John Cairns, London via Skype.