|Location||Strathroy, Ontario, Canada|
Work with organizations accelerating regional economic development through the creation and growth of innovation-based companies in Southwestern Ontario. For the last eight years, have managed and delivered programs funded by the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation and Industry Canada, working with hundreds of early-stage and startup companies. I helped create the Waterloo startup community—co-founding WatStart in 2004, then starting up Communitech's venture services group and overseeing initiatives related to startups for nearly four years. Later worked with the Accelerator Centre and as an executive-in-residence with the Ontario Network of Excellence (ONE) program. For 14 years, I published the Waterloo Tech Digest, delivered to 5,000 subscribers each month.
|Favorite Movies||The Last of Sheila, Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid, Top Secret!, The Andromeda Strain, The President's Analyst, Cloverfield, The Island, Monty Python and the Holy Grail|
|Favorite Music||Neil Young, The Beatles, Chuck Berry, Derek and the Dominos, Wide Right, Local H, The Clash, Todd Snider, Buddy & Julie Miller, Jesus H Christ and the Four Hornsmen of the Apocalypse, Iris DeMent, Wussy, Brad Paisley, One More Girl, Muscular Christians, Creedence Clearwater Revival, Taylor Swift, Jenny and Johnny, Led Zeppelin, Drive-By Truckers|