Mike was born and has lived his whole life in Ottawa. He and his wife Robin, a local architect, settled in Kanata South 10 years ago. Their two young children are entering primary school and daycare this year in Kanata.
Mike is a tireless and hardworking young businessman. He is the founder of One Blue Planet Contracting, where he and his team provided landscaping design, construction and renovation solutions to homeowners and businesses alike. In addition, he is also a trusted real estate agent for another of his enterprises Dawson Homes, working with families to meet their housing objectives.
Mike’s experience in these fields has led him to appreciate the challenges and frustrations that come with homeownership and the multiple priorities residents face when raising a family in Kanata South.
Mike is a graduate of Fanshawe College. He is a practicing member of the Real Estate Council of Ontario and the Real Estate Board of Ottawa. He is a member of Nature Canada and the Ottawa Board of Trade as well as numerous local associations including the Katimavik-Hazeldean Community Association, the Bridlewood Community Association and the Kanata Sports Club. A former City of Ottawa swim champion and accomplished ski and snowboard coach, Mike and his family are huge Ottawa Senator and RedBlacks fans and enjoy all sports and community activities.
After ten years of working with his clients and neighbours, Mike has developed a sensitivity to the municipal issues so often overlooked at city hall but that need addressing. He has become a passionate advocate for his community and its residents and the environment.