My parents are from Matane, but I was born in Montreal. My father’s family farm encompassed the grounds of the La Baleine campsite at the entrance to Matane. On my mother’s side, my great-grandfather, Guillaume Fortin, owned a French fry stand on Avenue d’Amours, close to the theatre. I graduated from Longueuil’s Collège Édouard-Montpetit in 1999.
After graduating, I represented two dental companies. One, based in Chicago, manufactures dental materials. The other, based in Toronto, makes dental implants. So, I’ve had the opportunity to travel a lot through Canada and the United States. Part of my job was visiting dental and denture clinics, which is how I noticed the need for a denturist in this area. Matane was the place where I had spent all of my summers as a child, and was still home to much of my family, so naturally, the area had its advantages, but the main draw was the quality of life. Deciding to set up shop here wasn’t a tough decision at all. Since April 2012, I have made dental prostheses for many customers in and around Matane, and I became the sole proprietor of the denture clinic "La Denturo de Matane" in 2014.