After many interviews for my YouTube channel “I Hear You,” being part of the PAC (and now DPAC at my children’s school), listening to the many stories from people around the city and seeing what we’re missing in Maple Ridge, I developed my four point platform:
- Develop Pools & Schools and Parks For Our Children.
- Keep Maple Ridge Safe for Our Families.
- Support For Our Small Businesses.
- Build Homes Our Community Can Afford.
I am married to my lovely wife and a father to three wonderful children. I currently serve as the DPAC representative for my children’s school. I served as a pastor at Ridge Church. I also served as Youth Coordinator for the Barbados Cultural Association for BC in 2003. (My mother comes from the beautiful island of Barbados. As a result, I’m very proud of my Caribbean roots).
I currently serve as a Shop Steward for my union (and my wife is a small business owner).
Finally, I am blue-collar worker, that graduated from UBC with a degree in Philosophy and hold a Masters from Regent College.
Reason for running
My family is what is driving me. I look around the city, and I see we need infrastructure, amenities, parks, schools bursting at the seams, a public safety and housing crisis, and what is being done?
My family has to live in this city. We love it here. I put my name forward because I want to see positive change for our community.
We can’t stop the growth. But with proper leadership and better negotiations regarding development, our residents can get what we deserve.
I am independent, not beholden to any special interest, nor am I part of any slate.