Jeremiah (Jerry) worked for 30+ years providing valued-based services to people of various backgrounds needing assistance with daily living. He is educated through NBCC and UNB and holds three instructor certificates in providing value-based relationships. Jerry has been married for 34 years to his high school sweetheart Beth. He has volunteered with more than 25 groups/organizations and is still very active today. He enjoys healthy cooking, ballroom dancing, running, roller blading, lawn bowling, playing Bridge, board games, hockey, origami, and creating greeting card and postcard designs featuring Albert County scenes. Jerry is a recipient of the UNB Carol Canney Excellence Award, United Commercial Travelers Fraternalist of the Year Award, and The Riverview Lions Club Lion of the Year.
Jerry’s book, A Regular Folks Guide to Humanity, is about his own personal journey of value. It was inspired by his work and family experiences in assisting people with “disabilities” to build value in their lives.
This book of stories, humour, mishaps, and heart-warming tales is written through Jerry’s personality styles called ‘folks.’ The style he calls ‘Regular Folks’ is the name given (to the book) and his emotions that keep him most balanced, safe, and somewhat in the middle of humanity. It’s the style he uses most to pick himself up when he is feeling down, to pick himself up when others try to put him down, and to help him help others who need picking up.
In other words, A Regular Folks Guide to Humanity takes the complicated issues of life and puts them into words and actions that folks could blend into their own styles of living.
Jerry has donated his book to The Safe Living Project, a fundraiser to fight the poverty situations that often face people living with “disabilities.” For complete details about this project, the book, reviews and Jerry’s bio, go to