Aware of each other but in different grades, Brent graduated from Port Perry High School in 1987 and Pamela graduated in 1989. Which as Brent says was ‘miles apart in high school!’ Both left Port Perry after graduating – Pamela to Toronto for a while, then onto Vancouver for approximately 20 years. While Brent moved cities multiple times and traveled extensively, he ended up making his home in Winnipeg and braved a total of 20 winters there.
Though not together in Vancouver at the time, both had the privilege of experiencing a west coast lifestyle. Individually they backpacked to different parts of the world. Pamela’s career in BC, enabled her to experience client work in Hawaii, Japan, Europe and throughout the US. While Brent had the benefit of some marketing internships in both Saigon, Vietnam and Cairo, Egypt. The two joke that they may have crossed paths on the back-packing trail without knowing it.