Hometown, Beaverton, ON; located on the east side of Lake Simcoe across from Barrie. Graduated from the University of Guelph in 1968 with a major in Microbiology. Worked in the food industry until 1986. Took a job in real estate and articled in appraisal. Formed my own small appraisal business in 1994 and opened a home based office. Retired in 2013.