Board of Trustees - Trustee, Ward 1
I have lived in the Lakeland Region for about the last 20 years and have been married for eighteen years. My wife, Debra, and I live in the MD of Bonnyville and are raising three active boys ranging in age from 12 – 16 years old. I spent the first 16 years of my career working in human services and as a Social Worker. In 2004, I took Power Engineering and transitioned into working in the oil industry. I am currently employed as a Safety Professional working in the local industry.
Early on in my career I worked in an inner city school as a teacher assistant in a classroom with children with behavioural challenges. As a Social Worker, I supported families with issues they were experiencing related to the success of their children in school. I also spent about three years working in schools supporting the identification and success of students affects by FASD. I provided staff with awareness training as well as in classroom support to enhance the environment and apply strategies to improve these student’s outcomes and success. For the past twelve years I have been actively involved in the School Councils and fundraising committees at Duclos, HEB, and BCHS Schools in Bonnyville. I have participated in student and parent advocacy at a Division Level as well as attending Board Meetings and the annual ASCA Conference/AGM.
In my spare time, I enjoy gardening with a focus on growing and hybridizing lilies. I am actively involved on the Board of Directors of the Alberta Regional Lily and North American Lily Societies. I am committed to being actively involved in our community through the participation in various committees and Boards and am always focused on supporting the overall development and success of our community. My greatest joy comes from spending time in the outdoors with my family and watching my sons participate in their various sports activities.