RJ went from songwriter and recording artist to the catering business in Vancouver to a three-year adventure as co-owner of a bar in Prague shortly after the Velvet Revolution. Since moving to the Comox Valley in the late ’90s, he has written for a number of grass roots publications including BC Musician Magazine. He formed a band with a redhead known as Meaghan Cursons and proceeded to play and volunteer at festivals, eventually helping to form a team of co-producers to present the Elevate the Arts festival in downtown Courtenay. As Vice President of the CV Community Arts Council, he works to help support, promote, and elevate the arts in the Valley. He is currently working on a plan to incorporate his young daughter into his latest music project.