Before joining Foster & Company, I served in the role of the Registrar of the Court of Appeal and Court of Queen's Bench which includes being provincial Registrar of Bankruptcy. Understandably, I have developed a great interest in insolvency law, and have had the opportunity to write and present on the subject throughout Canada. I remain involved with the Canadian insolvency community, sitting on the Board of Directors of the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals. I draw on this experience to assist our clients who look to resolve their bankruptcy and insolvency issues.
I began my post-secondary education by studying anthropology and geography at Simon Fraser University. I then worked in transportation management in Vancouver before moving to the Maritimes and studying law at the Université de Moncton.
Upon graduation, I was fortunate to have articled with the late Honourable Stuart G. Stratton, former Chief Justice of New Brunswick. A gentleman of absolute integrity, his judgments combined a profound knowledge of the law with pragmatism. Chief Justice Stratton coached me never to forget that what we lawyers do in the course of our work impacts the lives of individuals, and if we forget this we imperil ourselves, our clients and the justice system we serve. This advice has guided me throughout my career in law.
In 1989, I moved from private practice to justice administration and was privileged to serve the courts for 24 years, the last 13 as Registrar. I retired in January 2013 just prior to commencing work for Foster & Company.