Born and raised in the Hamilton area, Drew grew up on a dairy farm and helped run various family businesses until 2005, when he moved away to attend an Industrial Engineering program at Mohawk College. After finishing college, he moved to Vancouver in 2008, lived, worked, and played in Vancouver, BC, until 2011, when returning to Ontario. In 2013 Drew settled in Ottawa and started working as a Building Operator at the Ottawa Marriott. In 2019 he attended the Building Environmental Systems Operator course at Algonquin College, which he completed in early 2021.
In late 2020 he started with the engineering department at the Shaw Centre as the work control assistant, where he managed the scheduling of contractors and keeping them on schedule. He also assisted the engineering staff with completing tasks and advised the team when any issues arose. He was promoted to Manager of Facilities in August of 2022. He manages the engineering, housekeeping, linen, and receiving departments in this new role.
Drew enjoys the outdoors in his spare time and takes advantage of the parks in the Ottawa area, either hiking or stand-up paddleboarding in the summer. During the winter, he enjoys going downhill skiing or ice skating.