Bearberry, James River, McDougal Flats; Parts of Bergen and Eagle Hill/ Westward Ho
I was born in Calgary and I'm married to my wife Lynn of Bowden and have two daughters, both of whom live in Sundre. My parents purchased some land in Bergen in 1962 and this was the beginning of my rural life. We weekend farmed until I was in grade eleven and then moved to the country on a permanent basis. I finished grade twelve in Sundre, and after graduation I worked briefly in the service rig area before moving on to Edmonton to work in the design and manufacturer of special equipment. Six years later I returned to live on the family farm where we farmed in conjunction with my parents as well as worked in the gas and oil industry welding. In the year 2000 farming became a full time job and today, after changing the scope of the farming from a cow calf operation to a feed production plan, I have been afforded the time to give back something to my community and Mountain View County.