Cochrane Town Council
Friends and Neighbors;
First of all, thank you for being involved in this election.
I have lived in Cochrane for over 18+ years. I’m happily married and am the father of beautiful twin girls. I cannot imagine a better place to raise my family. I want to ensure all of Cochrane’s children have the future they deserve.
My mother and father lived with, and passed on, a profound respect for the concept of civil service. I am running because I believe in being part of a community, not just living in it. This is my way to contribute.
My motivation/inspirations are many. My Canadian hero’s are Terry Fox and Rick Hansen for their ability to make a difference in people’s lives. I have twin 10 yr old girls that I live every day trying to make a better world for them. My last key inspiration is my brother Kevin. Kevin’s passion is rodeo. Kevin had an accident that resulted in him being a paraplegic. Today Kevin is ranching using sustainable soil management techniques and just recently started riding again; he hopes of being a competitive rider.
I have an extensive and varied skill set. I worked at a sawmill and a pulp mill, I have firefighter training, I have been a paramedic, I have been a instructor, I have been a financial planner, I have owned my own business, I have worked for Children’s Services as both an case worker and investigator, I have worked as an Employment Standards Officer mediating disputes between Employers and Employees and I am currently working as a Career and Employment Consultant (CEC).
I have a Bachelor’s degree in Social work from the University of Victoria. I was also a member of the Cochrane Planning Commission for a number of years. I have specialized training in policy.
I have skills that allow me to see the ‘bigger picture’ of how policy and planning (good and bad) can affect our daily lives. I am a trained advocate who knows how to work within government to get things done.
I have spent over 10 years listening to your concerns; your concerns will remain my concerns, that is my promise to you.
Thank you for taking the time to read more about me and I hope to talk with you in person one of these days soon. Remember, regardless of whom you vote for, please VOTE.