I am a graduate from Grant MacEwan business program, a Red and Blue Seal Journeyman Electrician from Red Deer College, and former level 2 volunteer firefighter from Fox Creek. I have called Hinton my home for over the past 20 years, and most important to me is that I am a husband, and father of 3 wonderful children we have raised here.
I am a lifelong Hintonite who joined Royal Bank in 2012. Over my nearly 10 years of working at RBC I have had the pleasure of experiencing several different roles and job opportunities within the company, and have most recently become the Branch Manager here in Hinton. My biggest passion over the years has been helping people grow their financial literacy.
I was born and raised in Hinton, and my family has run small businesses off and on in Hinton over the years. I worked as a Travel Agent for 21 years before I took a leap of faith and became an entrepreneur. This is when I became the owner of The Old Grind. I received a lot of support from my family and friends and enjoyed the journey for 14 years.
I am the Operations Manager for McStrong Safety Services. We are a family run business that offers safety services, including traffic control, security, road monitoring and many other safety support services, like COR and NSC consulting. I have been a member of the business (and the family), for the past 9 years.
Throughout school, I had a passion for marketing, negotiations, strategy, and management, and I have found real estate to be the perfect blend of all these passions. Where I get the most job satisfaction is from the ability to help people. Every day I have the opportunity to meet the most incredible people, help them with one of the biggest transactions of their lives, and develop lifelong relationships with them.
I moved to Yellowhead County in 2019 from a small rural community in the heart of the oil and gas industry. I became a board member so I can advocate for my clients needs on a larger scale. When I first started meeting business owners and talking with them I quickly realized how much the local Chamber was doing for their local businesses. I wanted to be able to help in this same way and became a board member right away.
I moved to Hinton with my husband and three children to start up Hinton’s very first commercial laboratory in 2019 offering coal quality testing services. Most recently the laboratory, NAVANA Labs Hinton, was ISO 17025 accredited for several wastewater/drinking water parameters in addition to being accredited for many coal quality testing services.