B grew up on a small farm in East Central Alberta and spent the last 8 years working as a Paramedic, but is currently finishing up nursing school. B is happily married to his partner Alix, a pre-school teacher, and together they have a house full of foster fails. B and Alix are foster parents for a local animal rescue and have had all kinds of creatures (furry and otherwise) stay with them at one point or another. B is a writer, avid reader, sports enthusiast, volunteer hockey coach, and loves everything to do with being outside, particularly camping, kayaking, hiking and travelling.
B is currently working to launch a website promoting advocacy and education for rural communities regarding LGBTQ issues and awareness. As an openly gay and transgender man, B proudly mentors queer youth from surrounding communities. Having grown up in very conservative, rural Alberta, B has personally experienced the difficulties of ‘coming out’ in areas lacking LGBTQ knowledge & resources and wants to break down those barriers, destroy the stereotypes, and ensure everyone who needs support has access to the resources they deserve.
Having also dealt with PTSD related to working as a first responder, B is intimately familiar with the mental health system and wants to promote improved mental health care resources in rural Alberta.