Born in Gatineau, Quebec, Jean-Pierre Picard went to Haida Gwaii, in British Columbia, to work as a child care worker after getting his degree in psychology at the Ottawa University.
Then, a twist of fate brought on a new career in communication. Driving back to British Columbia, after visiting his family in Quebec, his VW microbus broke down in Saskatchewan. While his van was being worked on, he was offered a job at l’Eau vive, Saskatchewan’s French newspaper. He ended up working for the newspaper for 10 years.
He has developed web sites and communication tools for various national organizations. Jean-Pierre is also an accomplished musician and recording engineer who has produced a few CDs in the Ottawa area.