Resident of Parkland County for over 10 year, Husband of 16 years, Father of Four, Owner of Major Projects Consulting Company, Civil Engineering Technologist, Private Pilot, Raised on a mixed farming operation (Cattle, Custom Pasturing, Logging / Sawmill) west of Chip Lake, went to Niton Central High School, K-12.
My grandfather came “Out West” from Prince Edward Island in about 1918 to the Chip Lake area, and was involved in the UFA, Co-operators Insurance, and Black Angus Cattle. He was known by his friends and neighbours as the guy you went to when you needed help getting things done.
My grandmother was from Pincher Creek, daughter of an officer of the British military whom was also an Electrical Engineer for the town of Pincher Creek. She and my grandfather met at a social event; at the time of the Second World War. They raised their family on the farm, and were a part of the community all of their lives. Grandma was heavily involved in the legion, and various women’s leagues.
I was fortunate to be raised on a farm. It taught me that things are not easy, hard work does pay off, and you reap what you sow. It was that work ethic that allowed me to work my way through college, graduate as a civil engineering technologist, work my way up through organizations, start my own business, and work on major projects in North America. Major projects taught me all of the skills that involved working with high performance teams, and to be able to work through challenges together to reach a common goal.
My wife and I chose to live in the parkland area for all the opportunities it has, and to be able to raise our family here in a safe, clean, and prosperous environment, so that they too can achieve their dreams. It is my turn to give back as my grandparents did, to make things better for their community, and their families.