Mr. Francis was born in Kamloops an unspecified number of years ago. He grew up in an outlying community in Kamloops and spent a great deal of time outdoors. When he was not studying, he could be found on the ice with a left handed Joe Sakic curve stick in his hand or descending hills on either his snowboard or bike. A graduate of Kamloops Senior Secondary, Mr. Francis studied Biology at at Thompson Rivers University and Education at the University of British Columbia Okanagan. On his journey to the classroom, Mr. Francis has worked in many different fields: cooking, serving, forestry, building foundations for homes, maintenance amongst others. He feels very fortunate to have this opportunity to work with the youth of Clearwater in what is unquestionably one of the most beautiful areas of British Columbia.