I am a husband, son, brother, Ontarian and Canadian. My interests are broad and I am fortunate to have had experiences that range from entrepreneurship and business, to teaching, academic writing and research, politics, and sport. After pursuing graduate school in philosophy, I entered politics and public policy, where I now work as a policy advisor. Much of my life has been spent in Southwestern Ontario, though I’ve called Vancouver and Montreal home for multiple years. My travels have taken me to Denmark for studies, and Korea to teach english. I enjoy the riches and novelty of different cultures, though Canada will always be home.
I have a deep and abiding interest in the intellectual side of things in general, and politics in particular. Trained in Business & Economics (BBA), as well as Philosophy (MA) with a focus on Political theory, I attempt to synthesize insights I’ve gained in these areas to write about cultural and political issues from a philosophical perspective. A constant theme that guides my thinking is the focus on the coherence – both practical and conceptual – of intellectual frameworks, world views, and lifestyles. The assumption being that truth goodness, and beauty are not separate from one another but found together in a coherent whole. I find that a good deal of disagreement and conflict arises from the simultaneous pursuit of interests and values that are difficult or impossible to balance and realize together in practice, and a general lack of common sense and reflection.
In a rapidly changing world, it is imperative to think strategically about how to instantiate the structures of governance and forms of life required to maintain a society characterized by ordered liberty. I try to learn from, renovate and develop those timeless principles that are the inheritance of Christian and western civilization.