Long story short:

I love science, talking about food, making videos and baking delicious sourdough; anything that engages my head and my hands in creative pursuits.

Curiosity and sincerity drives great work.

 

Short story long:

"Beginnings"

The Fijian heat and volcanic soil were perfect for planting.  At four years old, I had watched my mother carefully insert pumpkin seeds into the ground, only to be amazed days later when a fresh plant would spring forth from the rich, dark earth. With my interest piqued, I set about carefully catching geckos, and gently removing their tails.  When my mom found me in the garden and asked what I was doing with a tablespoon plunged into the dirt and five reptilian tails in hand, I proudly exclaimed, ā€œIā€™m planting a gecko tree!ā€

I like to think I still carry this curious spirit within me.

Born in Calgary, raised in the humidity of Fiji, the rurality of Pennsylvania and the suburbs of Ontario, my interests have followed a similarly diverse trajectory.  

I love science, talking about food, making videos and baking delicious sourdough; anything that engages my head and my hands in creative pursuits.

 

"Education"

Although I have been blessed to have received more formal education than the average person, my understanding on what education is has radically transformed in recent years.  

The University of Guelph was my academic home.  I received a Bachelor of Science (Hons.) in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Studies followed by a Master of Science where I focussed on micronutrient metabolism and nutrition communication.

In the time since, I have taught myself a number of vocations, armed with a library card, the internet and a curiosity for creativity: film making, carpentry and sourdough bread baking.  

Curiosity drives great work. Where that curiosity leads is just as valid an educational experience as those which generate the letters after one's name.