I have more than 30 years’ experience in the software and Internet industries. In 1981, I wrote and operated an online Bulletin Board System and between 1982 and 1986, owned and operated a successful retail computer store in Toronto. I continued to develop software and online tools while working as a radio announcer for 5 years before returning to the industry full-time as the founder of w3design, an Internet consulting business and then became the webmaster for Canada’s largest independent Internet Service Provider, Internet Direct. When Internet Direct acquired Tucows, I went on to manage the technical and operations components for the Tucows software download sites. In 2003, I was promoted to Director, Content Division, for Tucows and became responsible for all aspects of the Content Division, including operations, business and sales. Since 2006, I also served as President of Tartanleaf.com Inc., an Independent Software Vendor business producing server monitoring software and developing Internet businesses. In October 2011, I left Tucows to focus exclusively on Tartanleaf.com Inc. I was a member of the Board of Directors for the Association of Software Professionals. I have studied Computer Engineering, Project Management and Radio Broadcasting at Humber College and received degrees in Psychology and Mass Communication from York University.
As president of Tartanleaf.com Inc., I currently run a number of Internet-based businesses ranging from developing software for mobile devices (iOS and Android) and software for Windows computers such as Simple Server Monitor. Through the w3design division of Tartanleaf.com Inc., I operate a number of websites covering various topics from home-based business to music.