I am rooted in and care deeply about Kamloops and the North Thompson Valley. My father was a local rancher and logger who cared deeply about the land. My mother was a community care nurse. My grandparents included a game warden and sheep rancher in the Kamloops area.
Care for the land and the people of the land. Community service, health and well-being. These inform my vocation and who I am. And they serve as the core of what I bring to this election.
Born and raised in Kamloops, I have raised my two daughters here. I am a founding member of the RareBirds Housing Co-operative: an innovative sustainable community project. My professional background includes a diverse set of skills ranging from a background in small business ownership, contracting, management, university instruction, and serving as an Anglican priest in Kamloops and area. I have served on boards for local social agencies and I'm a well-known and trusted leader in the community. I am skilled in facilitation and collaboration. I listen well! And I have a passion for a stronger community, a healthy economy and a better world.