Where did you grow up?
What was your first job?
I grew up on the farm where there was never any shortage of work. My first paying job was in grade 7 when I put together my own crew to hoe cucumbers, tomatoes, beans, and other cash crops.
What is your favourite Chatham-Kent pastime?
My favourite Chatham-Kent pastime is Retro Fest weekend and attending A&W Cruise Nights and car shows throughout the summer months.
What is your favourite season?
Spring is my favourite season. It's full of new beginnings and the first chance to pull out the latest winter project and go for a test ride.
Name an experience that has positively motivated you.
I used to work in the shop alongside my grandfather building toy wagons for our tractors from old tomato harvester parts and plywood. Early on I recognized the value of being able to create something with my own two hands and how to think creatively to repurpose old and worn out parts.
What did you do after high school?
After high school I went on to study Mechanical Engineering at the University of Western Ontario, and then furthered my education at Humber College studying Industrial Design with a focus on Transportation Design.
What are you doing now?
I currently work for RM Auctions and operate my own business, Smyth Innovations, designing and building motorcycles for a range of clientele.
Why live in Chatham-Kent?
Chatham-Kent has always been a warm and welcoming community full of opportunities. The people of Chatham-Kent that make all the difference and make this area so unique.