Born and raised on Vancouver Island, Jeremy had a rural upbringing on the outskirts of Campbell River. His first career started at the age of 14, working as a deckhand on his father’s commercial salmon troller where he spent the next 8 summers. Jeremy was valedictorian of his 1984 high school graduating class, and a year later embarked on an 8 month backpacking adventure, travelling through Europe and the Middle East, including a 3 month stint working on a kibbutz in Israel.
Jeremy began his second career in Victoria, entering the fledgling BC casino industry. In 1994, at the end of an 8 month cruise ship contract, Jeremy relocated to Vancouver. It was there he started his third career in the BC film industry, entering the Grip department, home of many ex fisherman, because they can tie knots.
In 2013 Jeremy entered politics by Googling, “How do you run as an MLA?”. He then ran as an independent candidate, to fight voter apathy and encourage others to get involved in politics. He then joined two grassroots parties, the Cedar Party in 2014 where he ran for Vancouver city council, and the YPP in 2015 where he ran again for MLA in the 2016 Vancouver Mount-Pleasant by-election.
In 2018 when Maxime Bernier formed the PPC, Jeremy finally found a perfect political fit: a party with clearly stated principles and a clear vision to make Canada better he can support 100% without compromise. Jeremy is a founding PPC member, EDA board member, and a was 2019 PPC candidate in Esquimalt-Saanich-Sooke.