Always Ready for New Challenges
- Formal education (Grade School, High School, and 2 X College) in Toronto, Canada.
First 'summer job' at age 13, voluntary non-paid position assisting at handicapped summer camp.
Summer jobs at 14 and 15 years old working at 'Mr. Transmission' (Automotive garage) cleaning, washing transmissions, scraping out gutters and other assorted grunt work for $30 Canadian (about 20 Euros) for a six day week. It wasn't much money but was a great experience and great memories.
At 16 started working nights after school and saturdays at Mac's Milk variety store stocking shelves, cooler and other general shop work for minimum wage.
- After High School, studied Electronics Engineering, Technician Level, at Radio College of Canada, where I was recruited by Xerox Canada just prior to graduation date.
Worked for Xerox, Toshiba and Savin as Field Service Technician for several years until deciding to return to school.
Studied Electro-Mechanical Engineering at Humber College of Canada, North Campus.
I was then recruited straight from college by Canadian Pacific Railways where I worked four years as a Heavy Equipment Specialist.
Wanting to have employment which offered a stable home location I wrote multiple timed tests in a bid for one of eight positions with Canada Post as a Stationary Engineer. My test scores were the highest of all the 700+ applicants who sat for testing and I secured a position in a major Toronto Postal sorting facility.
- During my time of employment, both with Canadian Pacific Railways, and Canada Post Corporation, I was both a Health & Saftey Representative and a Union Steward.
I became exceptionally proficient in my duties for these positions very quickly.
- After several years with Canada Post I opened a succesful Tattoo studio on Toronto's Lakeshore.
In 1997 I decided to follow my dreams and ride around the world on a motorcycle. A dangerous, exciting and eye-opening voyage.It turned into a 6 year journey of learning and understanding in a vast and diverse multi-cultural world.
I returned home, an Irish 'Prodigal Son' to my country and my family in 2003.
They say you can tell alot about someone by what they do, not just what they say.
For more on my artwork, life, and travels please look..HERE..and..HERE..