Boards, Committee and Association Appointments:
- Environment Committee
- Finance & Administration
- Library Board
- Northern Lights Library System
- Public Safety & Protection Services
I was born and raised in Vermilion. I moved away to seek an education but wound up buying my first home in this community. I was hired by Husky Oil Operations right out of university and I completed Lakeland College’s Gas Process Operator certification and Fourth Class Power Engineering program during this time.
My family has been in this area for as long as I can trace our history back. Our family homestead is an Alberta Century Farm and has been owned and operated by Thompson’s since 1908, making me a 5th generation Albertan. In 2015 I began to work for a small outfit in the pipeline industry, doing environmental inspections, GPS surveys and PIG tracking. When the Edmonton-based technology company TappCar launched to compete with Uber, I worked as a Partner Relations Manager, finding companies to partner with and develop mutually beneficial agreements for the purposes of cross-promotional deals, business development, and positive public awareness. I have completed the Rural Enterprise Assistance and Coaching Hostel (REACH) training in small business and entrepreneurship. REACH is an education and mentorship program for current or aspiring entrepreneurs where participants are selected based on their business idea when they apply. Those selected are guided through the process of getting from idea to reality with personalized consultations.
I’ve always had an interest in politics, even as a student. I was elected as my house captain in my senior year of high school. I am involved with Constituency Association boards for this area both provincially and federally, holding executive positions on each. I’m involved with many volunteer organizations in the community, from Rotary, the Friends of the Vermilion Public Library, coaching U12 boys for Vermilion Soccer Association, and this year I am Second-Vice President of the Vermilion Lions club.