about the author

Weston Thor Raske


Weston Raske was born in Calgary, Alberta (Canada), though his family moved to St. John’s, Newfoundland and Labrador, when he was just two years old, and he has lived there ever since. 

He graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce Honours (Co-operative) degree from Memorial University of Newfoundland in 1992 and went on to earn his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in 1995. For the first half of his career, Weston worked in public accounting with firms such as Ernst and Young and Grant Thornton. Since 2011, he has worked as a senior manager in finance and accounting for Vision33, a private company with a global reach in delivering information technology solutions for both private and public organizations. 

Weston married the love of his life, Judy, in 1994, and together they have raised two children. His daughter, Leanne, followed in her father’s footsteps, having earned a CPA designation and working in public accounting. His son, Matthew, recently graduated with a law degree from Dalhousie University in Halifax, Nova Scotia. 

Weston has wide and varied interests with a love of the outdoors, various sports, vintage automobiles, such as his beloved 1965 Mustang coupe, and cruising around on his motorcycle.