Being born and raised in Smooth Rock Falls, I have developed a deep understanding and love for the culture and people within the community. I left Smooth Rock Falls for a few years to pursue a degree in Electrical Engineering at Lakehead University. Once I finished my studies, I worked in Geraldton, Ontario for a year and then finally returned to Smooth Rock Falls.
In 2006, I joined the Smooth Rock Falls Economic Development Corporation (SRFEDC) to revitalize the old mill site by securing wood rights and assets in order to continue the growth of Smooth Rock Fall’s economic stimulus. Although I was not successful in obtaining the wood rights, my efforts allowed the Municipality and SRFEDC to secure funding in order to explore other economic stimulus projects.
I was first elected to Municipal Council during the 2010 to 2014 term and was re-elected in the 2015 to 2019 term. I am currently a Board Member at the SRFEDC and the Chairman of the Pride and Booster Committee.
The Smooth Truck Fest is the biggest annual event for Smooth Rock Falls where past and present residents and visitors come together and have fun and I am proud to have volunteered at this event since its inception in 2006.
I have also been a member of the Smooth Rock Falls Chamber of Commerce, the Local Citizen Committee and am a past President of the SRFEDC.
Through these wonderful opportunities, I have gained extensive experience in managing assets, projects and people in both the private and public sector. I always look forward to working with municipal staff, members of the public, the private sector and business owners who have an interest in development opportunities as well as an interest in improving the process and reducing the cost of services provided to our residents.