Leadership & Political Experience

Locally

* Elected in 4 Red Deer Municipal elections as a Trustee of Red Deer Catholic Regional School Division (2007 - present)

* Co-ordinator of the Central Alberta Inter-Church Curling Bonspiel (2011-present)

* Past Central Alberta Co-ordinator & Instructor for the Classroom Agricultural Program

*Employed by Michener Centre in various leadership roles (1981-2007)

* Manages the day-to-day operations of the family farm (on-going)

Provincially

* Elected 3 years consecutively to the position of President of the Alberta Catholic School Trustees' Association; representing all Catholic School Boards in Alberta, North West Territories & the Yukon & a student base of over 180,000 children (2015-2018)

* Teacher/Employer Bargaining Association Representative (2015-present)

* Past President of Alberta Association of Rehabilitative Practitioners

Nationally

* Elected to Vice President of Canadian Catholic School Trustees' Association (2017-2018) 

* Recently turned down the nomination for President of Canadian Catholic School Trustees' Association to seek UCP nomination

Skills & Strengths

* Strong ethical political voice

* Competent & courageous leader

* Financial experience dealing with budgets over $100 million

* Extensive knowledge of Alberta's Pre-K to Gr. 12 education system

* Experienced contract negotiator

* Well-versed in various government models

* Effective public speaker

* Enterprising & entrepreneurial spirit

* Extremely organized 

* Critical thinker & problem solver

* Advocate & champion for the marginalized

* Robust work ethic

* Bilingual

* Compassionate & respectful of all people

* Strong believer in agriculture & standing up for rural Alberta