At 10 years old Jaymie was sweeping floors on job sites and grew into building custom homes from the ground up with his dad and grandfather.
Though a valuable skill, it also lead him to see a trap in modern society – working a job you don’t like to pay off the student debt that got you there, and to afford the house you hardly spend time in; running through life unconsciously. This made him dream of a better way to live.
Jaymie experienced fights with depression and spent a year reading, meditating, doing yoga and building the philosophy by which he would live his life. He dreamed of and planned to build a homestead filled with good community.
Bizarre incidents uncovered his dissociative disorder caused by childhood trauma. This was a mental health issue that had both haunted him and saved his life during the rougher moments of his upbringing. With the help of his brother, his healing journey led him back to his Indigenous heritage, ceremony, and meditation.
Jaymie’s most notable business experience is operating a $60m telecommunications software business and founding Habitat Botanicals – a toxin-free bath & beauty brand with compostable packaging that was acquired by Pela in 2020.
Jaymie attended BCIT’s construction electrical program and continued his interests in Physics at the University of the Fraser Valley. He strongly believes in self-education and learning through experience and mentors. As such he's an avid reader and loves to attend mastermind communities where he can level up, such as the Baby Bathwater Institute.
These days you can find Jaymie roaming through the forest smiling at life or educating others.
He swears the aliens will come take him home one day..