Howard’s mother Norma was a successful businesswoman in a day and age years ago when being a female entrepreneur was not in vogue, let alone doing so as a single parent. While she built an incredible company in the healthcare field, Howard was raised by his grandmother who instilled in him a belief in public service and giving back to one’s community. Sadly, he lost his mother to cancer when she was only 45. Several years ago, Howard faced a life-altering accident, which nearly left him paralyzed. Life truly can change in the blink of an eye but from adversity, Howard believes that we actually build and can become stronger.
Howard has called Thornhill home for 28 years, and has devoted that time to family, community, faith and the betterment of Markham through community service and the businesses in which he has been involved.
Howard first got to know the residents of this community many years ago when he represented all of Thornhill as Trustee and Vice Chair of the School Board. More recently, he had the privilege of serving as a Thornhill Councillor. Howard is very proud of what we have accomplished by working together and knows that we can and will do even more for our community and our City.
Many also know Howard as someone who ‘pounds the pavement’ running the roads of Thornhill. Fitness, cycling and running in particular, are very important to him and while he certainly didn’t cross the finish line first, he’s quite proud of successfully completing 8 full marathons.
When time permits, Howard puts his talents to work as an accomplished cook and his cookies have won multiple Markham awards. Howard has always enjoyed reading and enjoys well-written dramas.