Having been born and raised in Sault Ste Marie, I began snowmobiling when I was 12 years old and can still remember our first Alpine and the great memories, we made snowmobiling each winter.
As a teenager, I was actively involved in trail maintenance in the Soo and Iron Bridge areas. Of course, with an Alpine we were always called after a snow to pack and groom with the homemade drag.
After college, I spent time focusing on my career as an industrial instrumentation mechanic until I joined the Ontario Ministry of Labour with various jobs including Health & Safety Inspector, Specialist, Coordinator and Manager. My career had me moving around to various parts of the province and when I landed in the Sudbury area in 2003, I joined the Walden Sno Runners and re-entered the world of organized snowmobiling.
In 2011, I joined the Sudbury Trail Plan as Director and became President and Governor in 2014. For the last 17 years, all my volunteer efforts in organized snowmobiling have been in partnership with my wife Louise and many of our best memories center around our experiences with snowmobiling in Ontario.
When we’re not volunteering with the OFSC, we remain active in our community and volunteer with other organizations as well. Most importantly, we enjoy spending as much time as we can with our family of 4 children and 6 grandchildren.
As President of the OFSC, I remain committed to leading our efforts to do whatever it takes for the future of organized snowmobiling in Ontario.