Who am I?
I’m a 2013 B. Eng. Honours Graduate in Electrical Engineering from Ryerson University. Afterwards I fell into the startup scene and kicked off my career with a first place win at the 2013 Facebook Hackathon at the Canadian Undergraduate Technology Conference in Toronto for Curator, my photo sorting app. Along the way I won funding from the Norman Esch Awards which let me research the idea full time and landed in the Ryerson Digital Media Zone, the 5th best startup incubator in the world.
Curator wasn’t big business material, so I joined alliances with other startups such as Bionik Laboratories (Medical Exoskeletons), DreamQii Inc. (Flying Drones) and Peytec Inc (Inventory Tracking), practicing photography in my spare time. I quickly got better, once I started getting published, I was hooked.
My long commutes during undergrad made me an advocate for urban development and transit expansion. I fell in love with the city, but getting around it was (and still is) awful. It’s a great shame that years of grandstanding and pandering has made enemies of the suburbs and downtown. I hope to show that this city deserves better, that it’s a place worth caring about, and that all the great, unique places in this city—which I aim to show with my camera—need strong, cogent unifying leadership in the coming decades in order to stay worthwhile. Otherwise we’ll fall behind. Or burst at the seams.
In 2017 I graduated with my MASc. in Electrical Engineering from Ryerson.Linkedin