Born and raised in small town Saskatchewan, received medical and surgical training in Saskatoon and Regina. Has practiced generalist General Surgery in Prince Albert since 1990, with special interests in laparoscopic surgery, screening for colorectal cancer, and rural and global surgery. Has served with the SMA, CPSS, and a variety of community and medical organizations. Was Chief of Surgery in Prince Albert region, now Area Chief of Staff in Prince Albert. Is hoping to help the fledgling SHA establish improvements to delivery of services, especially surgical services.