John Shepherd is a faculty member of both Corpus Christi College and Kwantlen Polytechnic University. He has taught business courses for the past 20 years, starting at Northwest Community College and later at the College of New Caledonia.
His pieces of dust wallpaper include a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Science (Strategic Focus) degree. Other pieces of paper include CPA (Chartered Public Accountant) and FCSI (Fellow of the Canadian Securities Institute) designations, and a Bachelor of Science degree.
His experience includes work as a management consultant, in small business lending, and in community economic development. His hobbies include travel, photography, hiking, photography, and community service in the not-for-profit sector. He has served on the boards of the Prince Rupert Airport Authority, Prince George Public Library, Surrey Libraries, and Northwest Community College. He is a past president of a Rotary Club.
Working with community groups, he has been involved in dozens of community projects. Often, he has helped community groups obtain funding from different government programs, several million dollars worth over the years. One of his Rotary Club’s projects was the installation of a community library in the indigenous community of Ditidaht on the west coast of Vancouver Island.
A researcher and writer, his publication track record includes three articles published in academic journals, three business case studies, and a variety of other published manuscripts.
Eleven years ago, he tied the knot with Connie, a delightful woman he met in a Chapters bookstore.