What do you do?
I have been on the Board of Directors for more than 25 years working on every committee and served as Chairman for ten years. Presently, I am Vice Chairman and support five committees.
What’s your career background?
I have been a farmer all my life. The first few years I spent working with my family on a mixed farm with layer poultry, broiler chickens, and a dairy operation. In the early ‘90s, I began farming broiler chickens exclusively, producing 1.5 million kilograms of chicken annually and raising some beef.
What community initiative are you most passionate about and why?
I have spent 10 years as a volunteer with the local RCMP detachment doing bike patrols to help keep my neighbourhood safe. I have also served on church councils and boards of private schools. I feel strongly that it is important to give back to the community and I find volunteering very rewarding.
What do you like to do when you’re not at work?
My wife and I love to travel and we both garden. I am also a recreational cyclist. Since I’m not raising chickens anymore, I volunteer 3-4 times per week at Hope for Children Thrift Store in Langley, BC. The funds go to support orphanages, a soup kitchen in Mexico, and BC Children’s Hospital.