I remember vividly my first trips to the Okanagan in the late sixties when it was simply Rock n’ Roll and orchards. I did what most young men did back then, drove fast cars I couldn’t afford and chase girls I couldn’t catch. While I was born in the United Kingdom, I was raised in Vancouver, Canada. I currently hold British, Canadian and American citizenship.

I moved to Los Angeles, California in 1979 on business, followed by Seattle, Washington within a couple of years. It was in Seattle that I met and married my lovely bride Kathleen and returned home to Vancouver in 1986, living at False Creek for a few years. We then built a beautiful ocean front home in Point Roberts, Washington where we resided for 12 years. It was during the mid 90’s we started taking wine trips to the Kelowna area and continued to return regularly. We were pleasantly surprised to find the Okanagan had evolved just as we had. The Rock'n Roll & Orchards have become more Jazz and Vineyards. The more we came back to the Okanagan the deeper the hook.


We sold our home in Washington in 2005 and purchased the Authentech show home in the Wilden development here in Kelowna. As the purchase required a six month lease back to the builder, we spent that time at our hacienda in Alamos, Mexico returning April of 2006 and settled in. It has been without a doubt the best decision we have ever made. We love Kelowna and are blessed to be surrounded by wonderful neighbours here in Wilden together with an ideal four season environment.

I had a Shepherd/Lab cross named Guido who was my constant companion and walking partner every day for 15 years until he passed away in 2009. We are very proud of our lovely and talented daughter Stacey, who is Regional Director of Operations at Sheraton Wall Centre Hotel, Westin Wall Centre, and Vancouver Airport. Now if we could just convince Stacey and husband Martin to relocate here, to one of the best places on earth, life would be just about perfect!


Computer Bio Link

Original designer of the Maximizer Contact Management, RealFarm and MaxAction software programs for Realtors. Remained with the products as an independent consultant until 1997.

Further developed my computer programming skills as a website and forum designer conversant in HTML, PHP, SQL, CSS, Java and Flash.

Photography Bio Link

I took up Photography initially to avoid working with difficult photographers that seldom provided me with what I wanted when I needed it.

Another instance of doing the right thing for the wrong reasons. I found I enjoyed doing it and I only had myself to blame if it didn't get done to my own satisfaction. I saved a lot of money, learned a new skill and met some very interesting folks along the way.

Real Estate Bio Link

Licensed Real Estate Broker in California and Washington State 1979-2005. Licensed in British Columbia 2006-2008.

Negotiated the sale of a broad spectrum of properties including residential subdivisions, shopping centres, apartment buildings, commercial buildings and high density land tracts.