The former Sudbury Wolves player is manager of applied research at Collège Boréal and a part-time professor at Laurentian University. He received his doctorate in human studies, sport psychology at Laurentian in 2014 and was the principal investigator in a research project about stress, adaptation, and maladaptation in NHL players. He owns a sports psychology consulting company for amateur and professional athletes.
Q: What makes you happy about living in Sudbury?
A: Sudbury is where most of my family resides, and I have made some amazing friends. I also enjoy the four seasons since they appeal to all of our interests and allow us to become passionate about a hobby or sport.
Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: I am very proud of my wife, Christine. Since high school, we have sacrificed much for each other to build a strong family. We now have two children, Miguel and Justine, and I want us to give them all of the opportunities we were given.
Q: What is the most important lesson you’ve learned?
A: In my life, I have learned many lessons from how to hold a spoon to how to write a peer-reviewed research article. The common lesson is to be mindful of my words and my actions.
Q: What is your personal motto?
A: Winston Churchill said, “We make a living by what we get, but we make a life by what we give.”