About Me

Born: September 1956
Married: February 1985, Audrey Aarhus
Children: Brett (Natalie), Britta (Aaron), 3 Grandchildren Brodie Tobias Jacob (born 2008), Madison Lucille (born 2009) Payton (2012)
Education: 1974 Graduate, Steinbach Regional Secondary School

Work Experience

1974 – 1976 Variety of jobs from welding and carpentry to a MB Highways survey crew
1976 – 1981 Penner Dodge, (Penner Chev) mechanic
1981 – 1982 South East Transfer, (Big Freight) mechanic
1982 – 2000 City of Steinbach, Parks & Recreation, Department Head
2000 – 2011 Loewen (Loewen Windows), Customer Service Manager
2011 – present South-East Pallet & Wood Products, General Manager

Strengths

  • Ability to work cooperatively in a team environment
  • Ability to solve problems using team approach
  • Ability to delegate authority and responsibility
  • Strength in people management
  • Build relationships with people

Interests Outside Work

1978 – 1982 Manager/executive member for Steinbach Jr B Millers, Midgets, Huskies hockey teams
1979 – 1984 Organized Steinbach Commercial softball & slo-pitch leagues
1982 – 1992 Umpire, softball & slo-pitch
1982 – present Fireworks license, fired over 100 shows including City of Regina, Brandon & Steinbach
  • Gardening, enjoy the outdoors
  • Riding road bike
  • Reading
  • Watching most sports

Volunteer / Community Activities

1984 – 1991 President of local Old Time Hockey Association
1988 – 2000
  • Member of Steinbach Alternatives Committee, dealing with young offenders
  • Community Resource Centre for Fine Option program and Community Service Order Program, involves setting up community work hours with not-for-profit groups
  • Organized an Anti-shoplifting course for first time offenders, runs 3 times yearly
1988 – 2005
  • Involved in leadership roles at the Steinbach Mennonite Church as a deacon couple including leadership of deacon committee for 6 years
  • Represent Steinbach Mennonite Church on the Camp Moose Lake Regional Committee since 1993
  • Represent Camp Moose Lake on Camping Commission overseeing three Manitoba Bible camps
  • Manage hockey, ringette, soccer teams that Brett & Britta played
2001 – 2005 Played lead role or support role in 5 community dramas
2006 & 2010 Volunteer Manitoba Safeway Select, construction & security
2011 – present Steinbach Mennonite Church, Personnel Committee Chair