I grew up on a farm in the heart of ranching country at Consul located in southwestern Saskatchewan. After high school I attended Medicine Hat College taking Business Administration. Following college, I worked for ATB Financial and because I was single at the time and eager to see the province, I was one of those guys that was transferred whenever they needed someone to go to a small town. This gave me the opportunity to live in many small communities across the province, including La Crete.
My wife Betty and I returned to the area in 1983 and have raised our family here. Over the past 35 years, I have seen our communities grow and experience the ups and downs of the local economy, and I have always felt encouraged by the positive attitude of the local residents. Some non-residents think we are isolated and see our location as a negative, but I think our isolation has been our biggest asset. Our location has given our businesses an opportunity to grow and be able to offer the goods and services our residents need. Over the years I have been a steadfast promoter of our region and have served on various board and committees working toward bringing more opportunities and services to the area.
In 1994, I became a licenced Real Estate Associate and at that time I also started to article to be a Real Estate Appraiser. I received a CRA designation from The Appraisal Institute of Canada in 1999. I have since retired from Appraising and prefer to focus on sales instead. In 2000 I joined M & M Real Estate and completed the Real Estate Brokers Program in 2003. I find it very rewarding to assist someone in finding that property that checks most of the boxes on their list of must haves.