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"While the wicked stand confounded call me, with thy saints surrounded." That quote just so happens to be written on the wall at one point in one of the best movies I've ever seen, The Boondock Saints. However, while I love the movie, it doesn't really reflect on my personality otherwise.
So I'm Brendan, and I am a graduate in Web Development at Sir Sandford Fleming College, with some experience in the Web Development field. I was born in Brampton, but quickly moved to Chatham where I spent most of my growing up years. I've got two siblings (a brother and a sister), two parents (a mother and a father) and a dog.
My most recent education wasn't my first time through school, as I started kindergarten back when I was four years old. I eventually graduated from elementary school at the age of 14 and went off to high school. I unfortunately hit terrible timing to enter Chatham Collegiate Institute (my first high school) because the local board of education opted to close it. The courts ruled that the school would be allowed to stay open for one more year after that, at which point the school board closed it yet again. After that I completed my last two years of highschool at Chatham Kent Secondary School, and quickly moved on to University when the opportunity arose.
This is not my first time through post secondary education either, as I took two years of history at the University of Windsor. In my final semester I took a course on web design, in which I created a web page for my historical re-enacting group. I thoroughly enjoyed the course and declined to return to the University. Instead I took the year off to find a college that I liked, and make some money; and now here I am, a Web Developer looking to apply my skills to the benefit of any who require them.
My hobbies include Historical re-enacting, where I dress as accurately as I can to the time period, and spend the weekend at various historical sites educating and entertaining the public. When I am not participating at or preparing for a re-enactment, I like to spend a good amount of my time tinkering around with making webpages, working out and learning the fine art of making craft beer.
Email: oxfordbr [at] gmail [dot] com
Phone: (647) 787-0060