Manfred was born and educated in Germany. He did his apprenticeship in industrial trade and post-secondary education in Business Administration. Manfred has lived and worked in Keremeos since 1986.
- Chair, Education on Substance Abuse Committee since 2005
- Director Similkameen Valley Planning Society
- Keremeos Councillor from 2005-2011
- Keremeos Mayor - elected November 2011