· Worked in the Alberta oil patch before attending University
· Earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science from Simon Fraser University in 1987
· Served as a Lieutenant in the Canadian Armed Force 1989-1990
· Joined Canada Post in 1992 and became active in the Canadian Union of Postal Workers
· Transferring to Kimberley in 1996, later became President of the CUPW local
· Served as President of the Kimberley Search and Rescue Society
· 43 years old
· Lives with his partner Grete in Kimberley.