WHO I AM
I am a husband, father of three, lifelong learner, local entrepreneur and business owner. I enjoy connecting with people in my community and strive to create a better place for all. I have experience volunteering and leading various community projects, and take pride in a job well done. I believe elected officials should be dedicated to their constituents, and make it their priority to represent the interests of their city's residents on every occasion.
Bachelor's of Agriculture (2001)
University of Saskatchewan
Master's of Veterinary Science (2007)
University of Montreal
PhD in Plant Science (2015)
University of Saskatchewan
Relevant Work Experience
2019-now Co-owner/COO, Vertical Universes Virtual Reality Systems, Saskatoon, SK
2017-now Co-owner/CEO, Clip 'n Climb Saskatoon Inc., Saskatoon, SK
2015-2018 Post-doctoral researcher, Durum Wheat Lab, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan
2010-2015 Ph.D. Crop Quality Laboratory, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan
2009 Laboratory Technician, Department of Plant Sciences, University of Saskatchewan
2008 Nutrition and Farm Management Consultant (Dairy/ Ruminant), Agribrands Purina, Saint-Hyacinthe region
2004-2007 Research Assistant, Department of Biomedicine, University of Montréal
2000-2004 Board of Directors, Lakeland Forage Association, Fort Kent, AB
1999-2004 Co-Owner, Cory Brothers Ranch, Cold Lake, AB
2002-2002 Co-Owner, Northern Grazing Systems, Cold Lake, AB
Either personally or through Clip 'n Climb Saskatoon we have contributed to various organizations including:
Ride for Refuge
The Sutherland/Forest Grove community association
Saskatoon Women's Shelter
Cystic Fibrosis Quest for the Cure
Saskatoon Dog Rescue
Core Neighbourhood Youth Coop
over 100 minor league hockey, cheerleading, baseball, slow pitch and lacrosse teams throughout Saskatoon and Saskatchewan
Volunteering & Other Achievements
Special events coordinator for the Sutherland/Forest grove community association (2020)
Executive Member of the Sutherland Forest Grove Community Garden (2017,2018).
Created and lead Rutherford Neighbours Refugee Sponsorship Group, which sponsored a family of Syrian refugees and helped them settle in Saskatoon. This group was featured on the documentary Bridging Boarders (Season 1, episode 6).
Member of the planning committee for Le Gala Coeur-a-Coeur, a joint fundraiser for La Federation des Francophones de Saskatoon and Le Centre Felix-le-Chat (Saskatoon French language daycare) (2014).
Plant Sciences Graduate Students' Association Vice-President and later Co-President with Lisa Hollman.
Author and/or co-author of nine peer-reviewed published scientific papers.
Recipient of the Plant Science Outstanding PhD Award (2011). As well as various other scholarships.
Recipient of the Northern Lights Rising Star Award (2001) in Cold Lake, AB, encouraging youth to get an education.
Board member of the Lakeland Agricultural Research Association.