Patrick “Rick” Rhéaume-Espinoza is the Deputy Director of the Academy. He is the principal Executive Officer of the institution and the first and last point of contact with the parents of all participants who pass through the doors of the Academy. Passionate about video games since his childhood, Mr. Rhéaume-Espinoza is a leading advocate on Cyber-Awareness and he deeply believes that the healthy use of video games is one of the solutions to prevent the phenomena that are Cyber Addiction, cyberbullying and online depression among our young adults and teenagers. Since 2014, Mr. Rhéaume-Espinoza has been actively involved as a volunteer in major public events including LeGrand défi Pierre Lavoie, La 49e et 51e Finale des Jeux du Québec, Vive375 and l’Excellence sportive de l’île de Montréal.
Mr. Rhéaume-Espinoza is a former member of the Canadian Armed Forces from 2006 to 2012 and has gained unique professional experience with well respected military institutions, including through the Royal Military Colleges of Canada. Mr. Rhéaume-Espinoza is educated in the fields of international relations and public administration and holds a B.A. in Political Science and a Master of Public Administration from the Royal Military College of Canada. With strong rational skills, a very good vision of international strategic issues, the global economy and current trends, we can count on Mr. Rhéaume-Espinoza to work under extreme conditions while maintaining his ability to conduct our teams to achieve their objectives and, ultimately, carry out the mission of the Academy.