My philosophical and ethical stance is that of secular humanism, which in the words of Wikipedia “emphasizes the value and agency of human beings, individually and collectively, and generally prefers critical thinking and evidence (rationalism, empiricism) over acceptance of dogma or superstition.” This emphasis on compassion, hope, and reason underlies the science-based approach to my discipline, my moral code of dignity and respect for others, and my desire to improve lives and society.

I am certified as an Officiant for life ceremonies with the British Columbia Humanist Association.