Studied computer science, networking and Information security as well as behavioral psychology. JF is also a Dr Ekman METT (Micro-Expressions) trained Expert.
Bouchard has lived the James Bond lifestyle through his work as an International Information Security Consultant for Military and NGO organizations, working in some of the world's most dangerous places, hurled himself out of aircraft and escaped life-and-death situations in hostile territories. Bouchard's experiences aren't just engrossing talking points; each empowered him to radiate confidence and use courage as the fuel to smash through any obstacle to attain his goals.
During his role as an International Information Security Consultant, Bouchard has found himself doing everything from flying helicopters and performing car stunts to mastering body language, everywhere from boardrooms to war zones.
Artistic Director / film director
- Winner of the Coup de coeur du jury (Jury's favorite) and Meilleur film de fiction (Best fiction film) awards at the NFB's “Parole Citoyenne” contest with the film "Le vent t'emmène ailleurs".
- Four times scholarship holder of the Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec (C.A.L.Q.) as an author, composer and performer.
- Graduate of Professional Studies in Photography from Bel Avenir School in Trois-Rivières.
- Graduate of the Certificate in Arts et nouveaux médias de l'Université du Québec à Trois-Rivières (Arts and New Media Certificate).
Cameraman, actor and amateur comedian from 1982 to 1993. Author, composer, performer and publicist for the band Pragma from 1993 to 2004. Writer, director of television commercials, multimedia, video-clips and “making-of”s for Newton Studios from 2003 to 2009; lighting designer for the École nationale de la chanson de Granby from 2008 to 2014 as well as independent worker in multimedia from 2009.
"During these many professional experiences, I had the chance to participate in the production of the musical magazine ShowTime and work as director in the projections of the multidisciplinary show Éclyps in the Cité de l'énergie. I also directed the commercials and simultaneous projection of the l'International de l'Art Vocal de Trois-Rivières as well as many other regional events".
Vincent Hardy was thrown into an orphanage (yep, one of those!) at a young age and had to teach himself some espionage techniques all of his own.
He developed a knack for passing unseen, gathering intel, making quick escapes and invented his own variant of the “honey pot” : the “vitriol pot”. This last got you beaten up by the damned brothers, but at least it was highly effective against grooming.
After a stint in the army reserves, he spent what others would call a lifetime working in a whole slew of different trades, just out of sheer boredom.
Stability, permanence are for the dead.
At the age of forty he enrolled in a university, studied history (and learned to write at the same time) and became a field archaeologist, also commonly called a shovel bum.
Nowadays, he writes seriously about espionage with a constant eye on factual and historical accuracy, and also dabbles in fiction in the horror / fantasy genre. His writings were published in both professional and semi-professional publications.
He also works part-time in security, hates maths but loves Bach.