Born: Kingston, ON
Occupation: Server. Amateur Horticulturist. Owner of Revival: Masculine Thrift
Describe yourself in 3 words: Adventurous. Free spirited. Compassionate.
What do you love about your life? I Love that I live a free life. I have made choices that have lead me to a full life and doing whatever I desire. Life is beautiful and I am happy to have wonderful friends, a great job, live in a good city in a fabulous country! I really enjoy meeting new people and trading information, love and laughs!
How are you a member of the Tribe? I have elected myself as part of the Tribe by supporting the jewelry and wearing it all over my body. I work in a very social setting, and people often compliment the 4 TOL rings I wear. I always take the time to tell them about TOL. I think its really important to support local artists and craft entrepreneurs and I do it as much as I can.
What do you love about the Tribe? I love Tribe of Lambs philosophy. Its so important that every human on this planet gives back in some way. It is our responsibility to take care of each other. TOL is representing this mind set in one of the best ways. Volunteering time overseas, teaching transferrable skills to Women in India and donating the proceeds to children living with HIV/AIDS.
What Tribe of Lambs Piece do you rock? Soma Ring, Ganesha Ring, Maya Ring, Pratima Ring & Kashish Bracelet.
How is TOL impacting you? TOL has reminded me that I need to readdress how I contribute to this world. For many years I was an organic farmer; I provided my labour to help people have access to healthy, organic food. Lately, I changed my lifestyle, and started working at an amazing restaurant in YYC that also supports local and organic food. However, I have not been volunteering or getting involved in my community, and I miss it. TOL has given my heart a resurgence.
Favourite life experience thus far? I have many life experiences that I can call my favourite. I used to travel while volunteer farming, and one time my best friend and I were helping a old Ecuadorian man named Segundo move his full size pig from his house, down a steep rocky laneway into a tiny Toyota truck, so the pig could go to market to get sold. However the trick to moving a hog is by putting a bag on its head and walking it backwards, to confuse it. The massive animal was thrashing around and we thought we were going to get trampled or tossed off the side of the hill. It was exhilarating and hilarious. In the end, we indirectly helped a family provide for themselves.
What is your biggest dream in life? Currently, my biggest dream is what some would consider silly and small. I want to save enough money to travel world for a year, in a van, selling fresh fruit popsicles. Once I’m ready to settle down in a house in South America, I want to open a bed and breakfast that is solely dependant on the food I grow myself and source locally. I want to help people get back to human roots and inspire/teach people to grow food for themselves. It will be a health and wellness centre where people can exchange ideas, trade skills and learn.