Dwayne LaFitte was born in Labrador and grew up in the outport community of Port au Port on the west coast of Newfoundland. After high school, he moved to St. John’s where he earned a bachelor of arts degree from Memorial University. During his studies, he became a passionate supporter and activist for numerous charities. He is an experienced guide and survivalist, and he has a fascination with the outdoors. He has worked as an educator and researcher, and he has been employed in publishing in various capacities. His career path eventually led him to the Government of Canada, where he now works as a program officer assisting employers, youth, and seniors. Dwayne is the author of Over by the Harbour, an illustrated children’s book whose royalties he continues to donate to the Janeway Children’s Hospital. He currently resides in Mount Pearl with his wife, Twila, and son, Liam.