Experiencing children and their families that find the “cancer monster” blocking their lives path, gives clarity and purpose to where I need to dedicate energy and influence. I find my role here to be an honour that I take on full heartedly.
Raised a farm kid in central Alberta, chores, sports and school were the priorities, usually in that order. I stepped out on my own at an early age, and it wasn’t until I learned of impending parenthood that I embraced advancing my education. I am proud to be part of growing an incredible business in Alberta that has gained the reputation of excellence from our clients. I love Calgary, but I also love to travel where I search out fun sporting events. My wife and I are blessed with a wonderful life that includes four children, four furry kids and many dear friends.
I spent the first 12 years of my career working with Alberta Transportation building and maintaining Alberta’s vast road network. During my tenure, I was part of the team that developed the program to outsource all of the Province’s highway maintenance. It forever changed the industry, and in 1998 I received the Premier’s Award of Excellence for my efforts.
I am Vice President for Volker Stevin Canada, a highly recognized and reputable heavy civil construction and contracting company. I work from our Canadian headquarters based in Calgary, where we build and operate the incredible infrastructure system that brings all of the necessities of life that we need and enjoy – water, roads, airports, utilities.
1) What’s something on your bucket list?
Spend a summer retracing the countryside and villages where my grandfather grew from a boy into a man during WWII…Italy, France, Belgium and Holland.
2) What’s something quirky about yourself?
I can’t sit still while I talk on the phone. I have likely walked across the country within the confines of my office while talking on the telephone.
3) Dogs or cats?
We have two cats and two dogs so someone in our family will be upset with either response…but I secretly prefer my long weekend walks with our Airedale Terriers…sorry Digger the cat.