J first got involved with Scouts Canada at the age of 6. His parents registered him in Beavers as a way to make new friends after moving from Saskatchewan to Ontario. He spent 10 years as a youth in Beavers, Cubs, Scouts (earning his Chief Scout Award) and Venturers. He has been a Scouter since 2006. He is currently a Scout Leader with 2nd Glen Abbey in Oakville along with his son and father, making for three generations in their troop. Professionally J is currently the Senior Vice President, Marketing with Cadillac Fairview Corporation.
J lives in Oakville with his wife, son and daughter. In his spare time he enjoys reading, skiing, cycling, golf, camping and cottaging, physical fitness, amateur woodworking and home renovation.