As a teen growing up in small-town Ontario—where the cows outnumbered the people—Jamie needed an outlet, picked up a guitar and has been playing ever since. He was guitarist and singer in a band called Far From Venus during his early twenties, releasing an EP in 2012, and still plays acoustic shows. He studied business and marketing at St. Lawrence College and was heavily involved in student government and Enactus and provided mentorship for the leaders who came after him while completing his post-grad studies—while maintaining a 4.0 GPA. Nerd! Actually, Jamie is a self-described nerd and still carries around a Mega Man wallet. He loves Lego, video games and anime. While living in Hiroshima for two months, he learned enough Japanese to find his way around and order a beer. When he sets his mind to something, he gets it done. He recently lost 60 lbs over the course of a year with a combination of kickboxing, jogging and diet changes. Jamie drove across the country to join us in our Calgary office, pulling a U-Haul trailer behind his Celica while his greyhound mix Rosie snoozed in the backseat. He’s a friendly and approachable guy who is a great go-to for problem solving.