- Born in Calgary, Alberta
- Lives in Saanich near Rutledge Park with his partner Stephanie
- Speaks English, French, and Spanish (intermediate)
- Enjoys reading, playing hockey, supporting little free libraries in the region
- Director of Research, OceansAsia
- Research Coordinator, BC Humanist Association
- Freelance researcher for various organizations and projects relating to international fisheries crime and marine conservation, including the Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Sea Ranger Service, and The Black Fish.
- Former Teacher and Debate Coach, Glenlyon Norfolk School
- PhD, Politics and International Studies – University of Cambridge (2014)
- BA, International Relations – University of Calgary (2009)
- BA (honours), Political Science – University of Calgary (2009)
Saanich Council appointments (current):
- Chair, Active Transportation Advisory Committee
- Director, Royal McPherson Theatre Society Board
- Trustee, Greater Victoria Public Library Board
Capital Regional District appointments (current):
- Healthy Saanich Advisory Committee (December 2019 – December 2020)
Community and volunteers services:
- Chair and Co-founder, AccessBC Campaign for free prescription contraception (2017 to present).
- Board Member, Greater Victoria Placemaking Network (2017 to 2022).
- Debate Coach, Alberni District Secondary School (2016 to 2022).
- Lead Organizer, BC Provincial High School Mock Trial Competition (2014 to 2019).
- Commentator on BC Politics, Le Débrief, 107.9 CILS FM (2017).
- Volunteer, Victoria Tool Library (2016 to 2019).
- Victoria Community Leadership Award, in recognition for work on Victoria Placemaking Network ‘Little Free Library Mapping Project,’ with Stephanie Ferguson (2017).
- Commonwealth Scholarship and Cambridge Trust, University of Cambridge (2009-2012).
- Doctoral Fellowship, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) (2009-2010)
- President’s Plate, for service to the Cambridge University Ice Hockey Club (CUIHC) (2012 and 2013).
- Chancellor’s Club Scholarship, University of Calgary (2004-2008).