After a 23-year career in the Royal Air Force, ‘Hutch’ left as a senior officer in 2002 and emigrated with his family to Canada. He worked for 10 years in Alberta and then BC as a Site Manager and Project Manager supporting NATO, Canadian and Australian Defence operations. In this latter capacity he held a CSIS Top Secret security clearance.
Hutch became an unlikely spokesperson for patients in need of medical cannabis as a result of illness in his family losing both his wife, Kay, and daughter, Beth to cancer. As a patient advocate he is frequently invited to attend and present speeches for various organizations including the International Society for Integrative Oncology, the Vancouver Health Expo, The Arthritis Society of Canada ‘Cannabis Research Priority Setting Workshop’, and the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada. He has also presented to numerous municipal authorities in British Columbia. He acts as a cannabis consultant for patients on behalf of numerous medical doctors and educates patients on their medical cannabis options. He is also involved as an advisor for companies supporting First Nation enterprises.