MSc, McGill University, Montreal, Canada. BSc, University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada. BA(Hons), University of Winnipeg, Canada. Certificate, Pierre Radisson Collegiate, Winnipeg.
Director—CIA Consulting, CIA. Host and Food Consultant, Geek-A-Licious, Beyond Productions. Research Scientist, Scientist—Customer Support and Applications, CP Kelco, San Diego, CA. Chemist—Product and Process Development, Oleanergie F2001, Inc., Saint-Hyacinthe, Canada. Chemist, Food Research and Development Centre, Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, Saint-Hyacinthe. Research Assistant, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada; University of Manitoba, Winnipeg. Teaching Assistant, Guest Lecturer, Laboratory Demonstrator, McGill University, Montreal. Teaching Assistant, Guest Lecturer, Seminar Instructor, University of Winnipeg.
2010 North American Food Ingredients Technology Innovation of the Year Award. Frost and Sullivan Best Practices Award, CP Kelco, 2011. Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Graduate Fellowship, 2001. Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council (NSERC) Post Graduate Scholarship, 2000. NSERC Undergraduate Student Research Award, 2000, 1999. Faculty of Agricultural and Food Sciences BSc Food Science Medal, 2000. IFT Arthur T. Schramm Junior/Senior Scholarship, 1999. American Association of Cereal Chemists (AACC) George K. Minor Scholarship in Cereal Science, 1999. Canadian Institute of Food Science and Technology (CIFST) Undergraduate Scholarship in the name of Unilever Canada, 1999. Canadian Wheat Board Undergraduate Scholarship, 1999, 1998. Agricultural Faculty Awards, University of Manitoba, 1999. IFT Coca-Cola Foundation Junior/Senior Scholarship, 1998. CIFST Undergraduate Scholarship in the name of Yves Fine Cuisine, 1998. Catherine Reimer Memorial Scholarship, University of Manitoba, 1998. University of Manitoba Students’ Union (UMSU) Scholarship, 1998. Professor Philip B. Wright Memorial Prize in Plato, University of Winnipeg, 1997. Sydney Gallis Memorial Scholarship in Philosophy, University of Winnipeg, 1996. Lillian Gibbons Scholarship in the Humanities, University of Winnipeg, 1995.
Consulting expert and editor of gels, thickeners, and foams chapters, Modernist Cuisine.