Simon grew up in rural Alberta, and was home schooled from kindergarden through grade 12. He attended California's Thomas Aquinas College in 2005, and came home to Alberta with a BA and his wife, Nicole. He continued his education at Concordia in Edmonton, receiving his B.Ed in 2011. After that, he taught jr. high with the separate school in Cold Lake for several years before joining the WISDOM team as facilitator in Summer of 2014. He continues to make time for his many hobbies that include music, sailing, BBQing, photography and many outdoor pursuits. Simon and Nicole have three daughters and a son.