My wife, Heather and I moved to Golden in 2001. We are originally from southern Ontario but spent most of our professional careers in British Columbia and Alberta.
When our two sons were younger, summers and winters were spent hiking and skiing in the national parks and B.C. Golden was a favourite stopping point. As we got to know the community we decided it would be a great place to work and live. We now operate one of the most successful and popular B&Bs in the area.
We chose Golden because of its world class recreation activities, growing reputation as a tourist destination, the friendly small town character, the excellent medical community and proximity to other world class tourist attractions.
Before moving to Golden, I was an executive with one of the Canada’s largest financial service companies. During my 25 year career, I led teams to higher levels of success and gained valuable knowledge and experience in the areas of Finance, Human Resource Development, Marketing, Risk Management and Sales.
Community Service has always been important to me. In addition to coaching minor baseball and being a member of Kinsmen, I have been a member of the Board of Directors for Goodwill Industry, The Winspear Centre for the Performing Arts, Junior Achievement and the Golden Golf Club. I was a Town Councillor and I’m familiar with the Town of Golden’s operations. I am currently on the Board of Directors of the Golden Historical Society.
I worked as a Pro-Patroller at Kicking Horse and have been a volunteer member of both the American and Canadian Ski Patrols. As a member of the Canadian Ski Instructor’s Alliance, I taught adults new to the sport how to ski.
I’m currently part of a team of community members working on the acquisition and preservation of Edelweiss Swiss Village for the Golden Historical Society. Our goal is to restore the homes and land to their original state and operate them as a Heritage Village and Museum. The project is moving forward and hopefully we’ll be able to announce more details in the near future.
When time permits I can be found skiing, road biking, hiking and gardening as these are my favourite activities and hobbies.