Bernie is a passionate engineer and BC certified teacher from Eastern Ontario. His love of engineering and education has taken him across South America and East Africa working with engineers and community members to design and facilitate workshops aimed at improving people’s quality of life and access to clean water. Bernie loves building relationships with his students so they feel comfortable, positive, and ready to learn. He is well practiced at teaching mathematics and science, and welcomes the challenge of tailoring his teaching to each student based on their interests and prior knowledge. He loves to play soccer and go hiking on the weekend to connect with nature.