1951 - born in Minneapolis, Minnesota,
Married to Elaine 29 years, they have 2 children, 3 grandchildren.
34 years in Canada, 22 years in British Columbia.
16 years in the lumber industry; the past 8 years doing Quality Control and Value Recovery.
Served as First Aid Attendant, Shop Steward, Bargaining Committee member and Safety Committee Secretary (10 years) at Skeena Cellulose Inc.
Lumber Grading Instructor for the Northern Forest Products Association and Canadian Mill Services Association.
First place in the Year 2000 in the BC Interior Lumber Grading Championship.
6 years service with Canadian National Railways.
Previous work experience includes: horse logging, gas plant maintenance, livestock and crop production, silviculture, log-building.
Hobbies: music, bird-watching, chess, gardening, reading, poetry and history.
Served on the Board of the Bulkley Valley District Hospital Society.
Participated in the formation of the Bulkley Valley Community Resource Board.
Past President of the Bulkley Forest Products Association.
Served two terms on the Board of the Bulkley Valley Christian Literature Society.
Served 12 years on the Board of the Smithers Pro-Life Society.
Regional Director for the BC Unity Party.
Labour-intensive silviculture as a responsible alternative to chemical stand management, responsible use of natural resources, organic approaches in agriculture, consumer choices through labeling, especially in foods, choices in health care -- controlling health care, costs through preventive nutrition, alternative therapies and education parental choices in education, electoral reform with proportional representation, family-friendly tax breaks and child-care options, better choices for women through better information and support, equal rights and opportunities for all residents through the just settlement of outstanding race-based claims, cooperative labour/management interaction; supports true value-added initiatives to retain resource revenues, Committed to the protection of innocent human life from conception until natural death.
to federal gun legislation and other intrusions against law-abiding citizens; to whole-log exports.