I grew up in the culture of western Canada. For many years I had a successful career doing technical and artistic work in the television and film industry in Toronto, as well as several years residing in Europe and in Asia. I also had my own software development business for a time. After attending graduate school in psychology overseas, I moved to the Vancouver area where my family has lived for some time. I’ve been married twice, and that experience has really shown me how well the best practices of relationships can work.