My name is Nick. I was born in Calgary.
I am a first generation Canadian of Chinese/Filipino ancestry.
My family origins in Alberta go back to the early 1900’s, when my great, great, great grandfather settled in Western Canada.
He was buried in the Chinese Cemetery on Macleod Trail, Calgary.
I lived most of my life in Alberta with my family having strong ties to the Alberta oil and gas industry.
My father was a Mechanical Engineer, immigrating to Edmonton in his teenage years, graduating top of his class at the University of Alberta.
Through hard work, commitment, dedication, and a willingness to integrate into Western Canadian culture and to adopt Western Canadian values, my father became one of the most influential men in the Alberta oil industry.
My parents taught my older brother and I ethics and values compatible with Western Canadian culture: honesty, hard work, commitment to cause, respect for authority, compassion for the genuinely less fortunate, and loyalty to community.
While in High school, I enlisted in the the Canadian Armed Forces Primary Reserve and served domestically for 7 years, with most of my service in Calgary, Alberta.
I voluntarily released with the rank of Second Lieutenant in 2008.
I graduated in 2006 from the University of Calgary, Schulich School of Engineering with a Bachelors of Science in Software Engineering. I am a registered Professional Engineer with the Association of Professional Engineers and Geo-scientists of Alberta, with 10 years of industry experience working for large companies including Autodesk, General Dynamics Canada, TransAlta, and WestJet as well as with several Calgary based startup software companies.
My wife and I are Real Estate Investors and Entrepreneurs with a keen interest in Collaborative Consumption, Sharing Economics, and Social Media Marketing and Networking. Together, we own a small, Calgary based business.
I am an atheist turned Bible believing Christian.
I believe the Bible is the inerrant word of God, containing all the data necessary to prove the Gospel of Jesus Christ as it is written in 1 Corinthians 15:1-4. I study and meditate on the scriptures daily and lead a youth group of 15 students through my church.
I am an avid target shooter, volunteering as a director with one of the largest handgun target shooting associations in Southern Alberta. I have competed with IDPA, teach young Albertans firearm safety and competition target shooting, and direct a competition 3-gun action shooting league.
My 3 daughters, age 4, 2, and 1 were born in the Peter Lougheed Hospital in Calgary.
It is for them that I write for the cause of Alberta Separation.
To leave them a record of how I strove to leave them the inheritance of a home that is truly strong and free.