I grew up in Medicine Hat and Redcliff, graduating from Medicine Hat High School in 1986. I obtained my Bachelor of Commerce degree from University of Alberta, and upon graduation moved back to Medicine Hat to begin articling at JMH&Co. After obtaining my Chartered Professional Accounting designation in 1995, I moved to Calgary to work in public practice for two years and then worked in the banking industry in downtown Toronto for three years.
In 2000, I smartened up and moved back to Medicine Hat to become an associate with EBT Chartered Professional Accountants. I became a partner at EBT in 2004, focusing my practice on small to medium sized owner managed businesses. In 2016 I decided to leave public practice to help a client move his oilfield services company to North Dakota. I decided to open my own CPA business as I missed the variety of work and clients that public accounting provides.
I enjoy giving back to the community. I currently am a member of the Saamis Rotary club as well as volunteer at Blues at the Bow. My past volunteer activities include:
- 10 year involvement with the Kinsmen Club of Medicine Hat where I held the offices of President as well as Treasurer
- Member of the board of directors of the Medicine Hat Little League