I was born and raised in a small farming community in northern Alberta and moved into Edmonton in 1995. I currently live in Stony Plain with my wife and 3 children. When I am not coaching or chauffeuring my kids to their endless sports activities I enjoy playing hockey, golf and am an avid bow hunter.
I am proud to be the GAC Chair for the ASHRAE Northern Alberta council for the 2018/2019 year. This is my fourth year on the board with my previous years being the Membership Promotion chair. My industry experience started as a Refrigeration/HVAC mechanic and eventually transitioned into the Building Automation field where I have spent the last 12 years.
The role of the Government Affairs Chair is to influence, inform and educate government officials, at any and all levels regarding topics that are ASHRAE members specialties. Standards, regulations, codes and laws are often passed by government with little knowledge on how it could affect the industry. I believe with a little help from the ASHRAE community our chapter will be able put the right knowledge and information into the hands of those who can actually make meaningful changes.
If you have suggestions, ideas or thoughts regarding how ASHRAE can influence our local government please reach out to me at anytime!