Years resident in community: 26 years in Heritage Lakes Age: 57 Family status: Married for 31 years (same wife) with 3 children Education: NAIT Graduate of Finance and I completed a Telecommunications Apprenticeship to earn a full Journeyman designation with Blue Seal certification in 2019. Current Occupation: Telecommunications Technician (Same Employer for over 9-years)
Primary goal in running for City Council: My objective is to ensure City Council works together to support a Financially Sustainable Future. This means that St. Albert will have the amenities and affordability to enable our children and grandchildren to enjoy St. Albert the same way we have.
Skills: As an experienced business and sales professional:
I have demonstrated the ability work with diverse groups of people to identify the most important issues and deliver successful solutions agreeable to all involved.
I understand businesses and their needs. A skill set that is particularly important to attract new businesses and industry to locate in St. Albert.
I understand the need to create a reasonable budget and to stay within that budget.
Business Experience: 23 years of experience in business (sales and accounting). Responsibilities have included:
Managing budgets up to $65 Million.
Planning and executing sales campaigns.
Working with public and private sector clients to identify their business needs and developing effective solutions to meet budgetary requirements.
Implementing agreed upon solutions in a timely manner by bringing together the right individuals with the right skill sets.
Preventing and resolving conflicts between diverse groups of people by working cooperatively toward common goals.
Staying on track to meet timelines, and working cooperatively with a diverse group of personalities.
Collaborating with both public and private sector clients. This included understanding client’s needs, staying on track to meet timelines and working cooperatively with a diverse group of personalities.
Community Involvement: I was a Scout leader for 14 years in as many as 3 different sections at a time, with 7 years as a section leader. I have also successfully worked on fundraising committees within our Scout Groups.
Please click hereto view my platform concerning several key issues facing St. Albert and their potential solutions based upon my experience and feedback from the community.