Along with wife Nadine, owner of safety equipment supplier NaroEscape Motorsports and supporter of Operation Motorsports since its inception. Former Porsche Club of America (PCA) and current Sportscar Club of America (SCCA) board member, with nearly 30 years of motorsports experience, including racing, instructing, coaching, and team ownership. Advisor to multiple small businesses in the motorsports and automotive communities.
From a race car fan as a kid to on track / racetrack experience as an adult, motorsport has always been a part of my life. Currently I serve on the national staff of the Porsche Club of America, coordinating member hospitality and fan experience at Porsche Car Corrals in the US and Canada. I am also the Clubsport Series Coordinator for PCA Club Racing. In 2019, I provided driver support for the Operation Motorsport team at the Race of Remembrance, Anglesey, Wales.
I am privileged to serve as secretary and an ambassador for the Operation Motorsport Foundation. Being a part of the Foundation provides me an opportunity to give to those who have given so much of themselves for our country.
Our biggest Canadian supporters. Janet has been the driving force behind all of our great beneficiary testimonials and our link to all things Corvette.
Event coordinator extraordinaire
The reason this all came to be.
Established on June 28, 2017 Operation Motorsport promotes the physical, emotional, psychological and educational life skills necessary for recovery and reintegration into civilian life.
Operation Motorsport has three distinct roles: to provide motorsport as a recovery activity, to provide training and qualifications to return Beneficiaries to work, and as relationship managers to the motorsports and automotive industry for vocational opportunities for the ill and injured service members and disabled veterans.
Involvement in the preparation, development, coaching and teamwork in motorsports competition is a hugely cathartic experience. By competing in racing and working together in motorsports hospitality we engender a real team ethos. It is about so much more than just driving – car preparation, logistics, support and race management all present challenges to be overcome. All of these aspects will be part of the Excite – Engage – Empower programs, and Operation Motorsport’s Beneficiaries will enter the program at the Excite level and transition through at their own speed and desire to the Engage and Empower programs.
Motorsport can greatly help rebuild an individual’s confidence and provides emotional and practical support. This year we are engaging in car corrals, as well as teaming motorsports race teams with interested Beneficiaries, to develop the Excite program for 2018 and create partnerships within the motorsports and automotive industry.
Approximately 1,000 Regular Force members of the Canadian Armed Forces are medically released annually because they no longer meet Universality of Service. The Joint 2013 Life After Service Survey found that 25 percent of medically released respondents, who were Veterans with Regular Force Service, reported a very or moderately difficult transition to civilian life and of that, 60% of disabled veterans are unemployed. The US Army numbers are even more staggering, with the Army being the largest of the 4 services, there are approximately 17,000 US Army Soldiers that are separated with a medical disability annually.