Raised in Barrie’s north-east end and now representing the growing south-east Ward 9 area, Sergio considers himself an all-Barrie resident with deep roots in our community who has lived and understands both the rich history that this town owes its past to and the exciting future this city is heading towards.
A graduate of St. Joseph's Catholic High School in Barrie, Sergio attended the University of Saskatchewan to study a Bachelor of Commerce, before transferring to the University of Guelph to complete his degree. He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (B.Comm.) with a focus in Real Estate and Housing and a concentration in Economics.
Sergio began his political involvement in his university years by writing occasional op-ed columns for the Barrie Examiner regarding Barrie's economic potential, and learned the ways politicians can help the lives of people first-hand by serving as an intern to former Barrie Member of Provincial Parliament Rod Jackson, and as a Constituency Assistant to former Barrie Member of Parliament Patrick Brown. Soon after, Sergio worked in Economic Development as the Business Retention & Expansion Coordinator for The Town of The Blue Mountains, and as a Real Estate Associate for commercial real estate firm Avison Young. He currently is the Leasing Specialist for the Foundry Georgian student residences in Barrie.
Beyond politics, Sergio has been a proven advocate of a strong education system by serving as the public member of the City of Barrie's NorthShore Trail Working Group, the Catholic Vice-President of the Ontario Students' Trustee Association, & the Student Trustee of the Simcoe Muskoka Catholic District School Board, where he sat on the Policy Committee and was awarded the Inclusion Excellence Award for his advocacy work on the Special Education Advisory Committee (SEAC).
In the 2014-2018 Barrie City Council, Sergio is working towards his vision of infrastructure investments & smart growth by serving on:
Infrastructure, Investment, & Development Services Committee
Barrie Municipal Non-Profit Housing Corporation
Barrie Public Library board
Simcoe Muskoka District Health Unit
Simcoe Community Services, Community Advisory Board
Accessibility Committee (2014-2017)
Nottawasaga Valley Conservation Authority (2014-2016)
In his spare time, Sergio can be found going on road-trips in his Mustang GT, catching up on the latest movie, and cheering on the Toronto Blue Jays, who haven't won a world series since the year he was born.