My wife and I have lived in the Municipal District for 37 years. This is my third term on Council. We live on a ranch off Jamieson Road. Previous to moving to Jamieson Road, we lived at Benchlands, where I was president of the community association for several years and was an active volunteer fireman for over 20 years in Benchlands and on the Jamieson Road.
I was on the Board and was president of the Stockmen's Memorial Foundation in Cochrane and am presently Chairman of the Board of Managers for St. Paul's Presbyterian Church in Banff.
My mining education started when I was 17 and resulted in a BSc in Mining Engineering and MSc in Management. I was a director for TransAlta for 16 years, where my responsibilities were for their coal operations, as fuel for the power plants, and the plant by-products. In that capacity I was responsible for negotiations with Lafarge for the sale of plant fly ash used as a cement replacement. After I retired from TransAlta in 2006, I the formed my own company to be an advisor to the energy industry which operated for 12 years.
In my capacity as an energy professional, I served on the board of Science Alberta Foundation for 7 years, the Mineral Industry Advisory Committee at the U of A for 10 years and the Alberta Chamber of Resources for 10 years, the last two as a member of their Executive Committee.
We enjoy living in the Municipal District because of its heritage, rural nature and natural environment. As such we active naturalists, me being the photographer and my wife being the identifier of the various birds, wild flowers and butterflies that we are fortunate to have around us.