I was born February 10th, 1964 and raised in Bermuda and am still a citizen there. I moved to Canada in 1982 to begin my Bachelors degree in horticulture at the University of Guelph. I Received my degree in 1986 at which time I went back to Bermuda to work and reside for one year. In 1987 I returned to Canada to begin my graduate work at the University of Guelph under the supervision of Dr. M. J. Tsujuta. During this time I purchased my home in Guelph. I completed my MSc in 1990, after which I worked with Dr. Tsujita for 4 years as a research associate. I began my PhD in 1994 and completed it in 2001.

I am currently residing in Canada, but am willing and able to relocate.