ABOUT ADRIAN BURKE
I’m from a small northern Ontario town formerly called Haileybury. As a kid, I played hockey, rode my snow machine, fished, played hockey and caused some trouble on my BMX. I left that wonderful world behind when high school was finished to pursue my dreams. I started my first company when I was 19 and just into college. It was called ECO-TECH – a design build landscape company – and it helped pay my way through the summer breaks. As a side venture, I wrote a book called The Home Owner’s Guide to Landscape Maintenance and self-published the old fashioned way: cut and paste and photocopier. I made my way to local home and garden shows and sold the book for $9.99. Although I sold every copy, looking back now, I’m quite certain people bought out of sympathy and kindness. This started my venture into business, and since then, I’ve started a number of companies. FUSION BODYBODYBUILDING is the most notable, which I still play a very active roll in today. The common thread through all my business ventures is they all began with an idea that excited me. An idea is a catalyst to build something great. It’s with this belief that the MINDSET TOUR was created, and it’s with this same spirit that the idea is moving forward.
To my family: My father Frank, my mother Elizabeth and my sisters Julie and Christina. Thank you for all you’ve done to support my crazy ideas through the years. You have made me into the person I am today and I learn from you all daily. I love you.
To the team at FUSION HQ: Thank you for all your support and words of encouragement through the planning process; it means the world.
To all my friends: You are all very dear to me and the love I’ve experienced over the years has been tremendous. Thank you!
To the FUSION FAM: Thanks to everyone I’ve been in touch with over the years in the industry. I’ve learned and grown from each of you and I appreciate all your support and encouragement leading up to the date of the tour.