Was born in Canada. He studied voice at the University of Calgary, the University of Toronto, the Juilliard School and at the Academy of Vocal Arts in Philadelphia. He has his first engagement at the Theater Kiel, followed by an engagement of sixe years at the Staatsoper Hannover. He has appeared as a guest with the Vancouver Opera, Opéra de Montréal, Washington Opera, Carnegie Hall, Opéra de Tours, Opéra de Rouen, Gran Teatre del Liceu Barcelona, Staatsoper Hamburg, Deutschen Oper am Rhein, Oper Stuttgart, Oper Köln, and at the Salzburg Festival. He was a member of the ensemble at the Staatstheater Nürnberg from 2011–14. He joined the ensemble of the Oper Leipzig with the 2016/17 season. During the 2018/19 season he returns to sing Sarastro in The Magic Flute, Timur in Turandot, Don Bartolo in The Marriage of Figaro, Angelotti in Tosca, a monk in Don Carlo, Biterolf in Tannhäuser, Zaccaria in Nabucco, the first soldier in Salome. New roles in the 2018/19 season include Ashby in La fanciulla del West, Hunding in Die Walküre, Fafner in Siegfried, Sparafucile in Rigoletto, Zuniga in Carmen, and Daland in The Flying Dutchman.