Originally from Toronto, Kid is one of Canada’s most notable radio personalities. He started as mid day host for KISS 92, then moved to Z95 in Vancouver, hosted the morning show for The Beat 94.5 and finally host at KISS Radio. Kid has been honored with the BC Award of Excellence Association of Broadcasters, has received on multiple occasions the TV Week Readers' Choice Awards and was nominated a few times for Canadian radio personality of the year by CMW (Canadian Music Week). Some of his favorites interviewed guests include Eckhart Tolle, Dr. John Gray, Dr. Joe Dispenza, Gary Chapman and Malcom Gladwell.
For the past couple of years, Kid has been fully dedicated at launching a new digital platform he co-founded that will disrupt the growing podcast industry. The launch is set for early 2019.
3 words to describe Nature?
Connected. Provider. Intelligent
3 things Nature taught you?
I read a book called “the hidden life of trees”. It taught me that trees have personalities and are able to learn. They make their own decisions and learn from their mistakes. A tree that kept its leaves too long during one year will never make this mistake again. It makes you wonder, without brains, where do trees save their experiences? Learning this…taught me that there is an intelligence in nature that we don’t fully grasp.
That WE are nature… and not separate from nature like we are taught.
That, as an energetic human being, the environments I spend time in, have an influence on me.
3 most treasured Nature spots?
I love the old growth around lighthouse park, the smell, the energy.
Standing at the top of a mountain holding my snowboard in Whistler.
Jet-skiiing around the local islands… it’s almost meditative. This summer I had the experience of a lifetime when I rolled up on a pod of whales! We just cut the engines and floated in silence listening to them talk and breach the water a few times. It was surreal how close we were.
When you look at the ocean, it makes you feel…?
Calm, dialed in
When you see a forest, it makes you feel…?
When you see a volcano, it makes you feel…?
When you see a sunrise or sunset, it makes you feel…?
Excited for the day ahead, and reflective of the day passed.
When you hear thunder, it makes you feel…?
I like it… builds some anticipation…
When you hear the wind howling, it makes you feel…?
Are you an Ocean, Mountain, Forest, or Desert person?
Ocean all the way. It’s really important to me that I live within’ a few minute walk to the water.
On a scale of 1 to 10, how important is Nature to your well-being?
Share with us a childhood nature memory?
In elementary school, my friend’s family lived on a huge nursery. We spent hours and hours, running thought the forest, greenhouses, secret paths, tree forts, bush tunnels… it was epic and such a great memory