– M.A. in Western Esotericism (University of Exeter, 2010).
– B.A. in Intercultural Religious Studies, Linguistics Concentration (Trinity Western University, 1993).
Business: Circle Eight Communications
Circle Eight Communications provides web development, social media, web hosting, and translation services to help our customers communicate their message more effectively.
– Bujinkan Budo Taijutsu (Since 1992)
Japan-resident 1990/91 and 1997-2014 primarily for ongoing study of martial arts. Started a dojo in Japan in 2000 at the urging of the Bujinkan grandmaster, the first Bujinkan school in Japan led by a civilian non-Japanese. Regular interpretation for the grandmaster at his classes in Japan. Seminars internationally since 2002.
– Karate (1984-1992)
– Kendo (1990-1992)
– Professional Japanese-to-English translation since 1998
– Martial Arts, Religion/Spirituality, IT, Manufacturing, Automotive, Sales/Marketing/Business, and Political/Economic
I.T. / Web Development:
– Linux/Unix system/database administration including administration of servers for the Japanese Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries, as well as major Japanese IT companies and automobile manufacturers
– ITIL certification in IT Service Management
Religion/Spirituality: Hermeticism, Neo-Platonism, Qabalah, Thelema
– Snowboarding (Instructors’ license from the Canadian Association of Snowboard Instructors, 1996)
– Ice hockey (9 years)