i started my fencing career over 30 years ago, and competed as a foilist and sabreur. i have been coaching for over 25 years, and have led several fencers to national and international success. i am the principal and head coach at westdale fencing club, which is a thriving community club in hamilton, ontario. i have served as personal coach to several members of the uk and canadian national squads including a former world champion.

i am trained and certified as an advanced coach in all weapons. i also hold charter member (chartered professional coach) status with the coaching association of canada.