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 have also worked as a fight director for theatre.
i am trained and certified as an advanced coach in all weapons. i also hold charter member status with coaches of canada.
i am very involved with the development of sport at many levels, and sit on several provincial and national committees in my 'spare time'. i am also an occasional consultant for various municipal, provincial and national sport policy organisations, and serve as a member of the board of directors for the coaching association of canada.