Bruce Rhodes Brief Biography

 

I was born in Toronto in June of 1957. My family lived in the new bedroom community of Don Mills until 1965. We lived in the Lawrence Park area of North Toronto from 1965 to 1975. Thereafter I have lived in various cities in southern Ontario (with one four-month exception*) pursuing academic and professional goals:

 

      Kingston, 1975 to 1976: Queens University, Faculty of Commerce

      Toronto, 1976 to 1977: Various jobs, including pizza delivery!

      London, 1977 to 1979: Completed Bachelor of Arts Degree at University of Western Ontario

      Hamburg, Germany*, May to August, 1978: General Foods GmbH

      Windsor, 1979 to 1981: Sales representative for Kraft Foods

      London, 1981 to 1983: Earned MBA at Ivey Business School, University of Western Ontario

      Ottawa, 1983 to 1984: Sales representative for Procter & Gamble

      Brantford, 1984 to 1986: Assistant Product Manager for S.C. Johnson Wax

      Toronto, 1986 to 1987: Product Manager for Rowntree (Nestle)

      Richmond Hill, 1988 to present:

o       Training Consultant, Seneca College, 1988 to 1990

o       General Manager, Shade-O-Matic, 1990 to 1991

o       Systems Analysis and Computer Programming Diploma, Institute for Computer Studies, 1991

o       Principal, Precision Databases, 1992 to 2007

o       Member, Committee of Adjustment, Town of Richmond Hill, 2007 to 2010

o       Writer, 2007 to present

 

I met Liz in 1992 and we married two years later. Our son was born on Earth Day in 1997.