· Native of Verchères on the south shore of Montreal
· Received a college diploma from the Vincent-D'Indy music school in 1991
· Works as a composer and performer; founded So-Ya Productions in Montreal where he released two independent discs
· Joined the NDP in 1999, active member who has been organization director in several byelection campaigns, as well as with the Quebec central organization in 2000
· Currently with the NDP Quebec Section since the spring of 2003
· Completing a Bachelor`s program in Communications and Politics and Society at UQAM
· Father of two daughters, Ariane and Maude.