I am passionate about volunteering and giving back to the community. I am a regular volunteer with Junior Achievement Northern Alberta and have also previously volunteered with Ronald McDonald House Charities Northern Alberta, United Way, Drayton Valley & District Chamber of Commerce (Secretary of the Board of Directors). In 2015 I was recognized with the National Philanthropy Day award for Community Engagement.
I spent 20 years working with McDonald’s Restaurants of Canada, starting as a part time employee who progressed through the ranks to the position of Operations Supervisor overseeing 16 locations during my tenure. In 1998 and 2000 I was awarded Employee of the Year, in 2005 and 2008 I was a recipient of the McDonald’s Canada Outstanding Manager award. In 1997, 2009, 2010, 2012, 2013, 2014, and 2015 restaurants I managed received Outstanding Restaurant Awards. I have graduated from McDonald’s corporate university (Hamburger University – yes it’s a thing) with diplomas in Business Leadership (2004) and Operations Consulting (2008).
I am married with two fur-babies. In my limited spare time my passions include playing squash, tennis, camping, listening to music, cooking, camping and travel.