Born and raised on a large mixed farm operation in Punnichy, Saskatchewan comprised of Purebred Polled Herefords and grains and oilseeds. I was a 4-H member for 12 years. Went to school to grade 8 in Punnichy, then took grades 9 -11 at St. Vladimir College in Roblin, MB and then graduated from grade 12 at Holy Cross High School in Saskatoon. I attended the University of Saskatchewan and graduated from the School of Agriculture with major in Farm Business Management. My career started with the Royal Bank in 1981 until 2001 (20 years). During this time I was in Yorkton, Esterhazy, Kindersley, Young and Balcarres, SK. I then was adventurous and accepted a move to Cambridge Bay Nunavut (3 years), Grande Prairie and Stettler. I then moved to Westlock with ATB Financial in 2001 until 2008 (7 years). Left banking to take on a General Manager position with Westlock Ford/RV Sales Ltd. from 2008 to 2011 (3 years). Left automotive and RV business and returned to banking with TD Canada Trust in Westlock and Barrhead (3 years). I left banking and took a move as an Accounting Technician with Gil Dubrule, CMA accounting for 1 year before joining the FAA in June 2015. I currently reside in Westlock. I am married to Patti (Registered Nurse) for 30 years and have 3 children; Chris (CMA, Accountant with Fountain Tire), Evan (Ex-Golf Pro, now Apprentice Gasfitter with United Rentals) and Katie (2 year student in Culinary Arts at NAIT). I am currently the President/Coach of the Senior AA hockey team in Westlock the Westlock Warriors. I am also a volunteer with Hockey Alberta as Zone 3 Operations Advisory Council. I enjoy the outdoors, golfing, hockey, camping, curling, cattle, gardening and cooking.