was born in Hamilton, Ontario in 1984, and spent his formative years in Dundas. He earned his B.A. in English Literature in 2008 from Trent University. In his last year at Trent he won the 2008 P.K. Page Irwin Prize for his poetry. In 2010 he moved to Tianjin, China where he currently lives, teaches English, and writes. His poetry has appeared in ditch.