cdub is a proud Canadian, living in Vancouver with his lovely and inspiring wife, and their Tibetan Spaniel, Emily.
His ears rejoice to the rhythms of electronic music, his eyes fix upon the sharp lines and muted screams of art and architecture, and his voice speaks to everlasting obsessions with the environment, lifestyle and understanding.
While personally thought to be about a foot deep and a mile wide, his friends, family and peers sometimes think he’s more than that. Throughout his youth he played a lot of golf and eventually earned a spot on the University of Victoria varsity golf team in 2001 and 2002. Born and raised in Calgary, Alberta, Canada, he’s bounced back and forth between the prairies and the west coast several times in his life. While family and familiarity remain in Alberta, most of his heart is on the coast.
His day job is in the wine industry, working for an esteemed national importer and distributor of some of the world’s finest wines and spirits. cdub earned his advanced certificate in wine education from WSET back in 2008, and has accumulated a generous cellar which now demands he begin drinking some of it. He appreciates how wine is a means of connecting friends and family, but also cultures and eras. Wine assembles farmers, historians, geographers and artists. cdub has other interests, both professionally and personally, having achieved a public relations and publicity certificate in 2009, and spending an inordinate amount of time philosophizing about government, community, marketing and sustainability. He’s achieved certification and licensing in the water, on the water, and in the sky. He’s a scuba diver, a life-long sailor, and he’s earned about 40 hours as a pilot.
cdub is also an accomplished semi-professional photographer. In 2009, 2010 he was asked to be the official Alberta photographer for the Liberal Party of Canada, and his work has been published in several magazines, including up! magazine (the official in-flight magazine for WestJet Airlines) and Real Woman On The Run. You can check out some of his work at his online photo gallery: www.cdubphoto.smugmug.com.
These days, cdub’s extracurriculars include politics, photography, travel, culture, the arts, and sports (particularly golf and hockey). He likes learning about his community, the world around him; and things, and the world, and how things and the world interconnect.
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If you’d like to send cdub an email, his address is cdub -at- cdub -dot- ca. Otherwise, feel free to comment.
Cheers, and thank you for indulging in his wish to speak in third person.