Working for this Generation and the Next

About Me

My background

My wonderful wife Christine and I have been married for 39 years. We began building our house on Beachy Cove Road 45 years ago and we still call it home today. We have two children, Geoffrey and Jennifer, both who reside in Newfoundland & Labrador. I am the proud Poppy to my granddaughters, Norah and Jane. 


I was born in the mining community of Bell Island, where I earned a mechanic trade, but left the Island upon the closure of the mine in 1966. After moving to Ontario for a short time, I returned to Newfoundland where I worked as an Operating Room Technician until my retirement in 2002.

My Involvement

I have witnessed many positive changes in our rural town, which has contributed to its overall character and growth. I have 12 years of Municipal Government experience, where I have sat as Deputy Mayor and Councillor. I have dedicated many years to serving our community and our province and the following represents just some of my involvement:

  • Member of Economic Development Committee
  • Chairperson of Recreation and Community Service Committee
  • Co-chairperson of Lifestyle Centre Committee
  • Co-Chairperson of the Northeast Avalon Joint Councils
  • Liason with the Fire Department


In addition to the above I have been a part of the following:

  •  Obtaining clean water for the community
  •  Getting a plant for raw sewage
  •  Establishing a Recycling Depot
  •  Building Recreational Grounds
  •  Emma Churchill Seniors Park 

My vision

We are on the verge of many great things in our town and I want to play an active part in moving us forward.  Some of the key issues in our town that are important to me include the need of affordable housing and a leisure centre.  I am a firm believer in transparency and will continue to challenge decisions that waste tax payers dollars. I truly believe that Portugal Cove-St. Philip's is one of the best towns in all of Newfoundland and Labrador.  It is a wonderful place to raise our families and we should feel proud to be residents of our town.