Having been born in Edmonton, Alberta, but moving to Penticton two weeks later I consider myself an Okanaganite.
My family and myself have always been active in trying to enhance our community, all the while keeping in mind our core values and the reason which brought us here in the first place... Quality of Life!
Summerland Secondary School gave me a start towards a lifelong quest of personal development, which was further accented by an incomplete degree at Eastern Washington University. However, I have always fortified my lack of a formal education with common sense.
Our family retail business, with locations throughout the Okanagan and Kootenays has always given me a wider perspective of smaller town business viability and the importance of supporting and giving back to the community.
I am currently in my second term as a City of Penticton Councilor and have just recently been elected by my peers as Chair of the Regional District of Okanagan-Similkameen.
Coleton and Chantal, our two young children balance out and bring a true prospective to the busy life, Monique, my wife, and myself currently have.