I was born in Southern Alberta in 1958, and my parents moved to the Okanagan when I was a child. It is there where I did most of my schooling. I have been a resident of Revelstoke since 1990 moving here from Salmon Arm. I am married to Christina (Chrissie) nee Onischuk and we have three grown sons and five grandchildren. I have worked in funeral service for 35 years and have been a partner in Brandon Bowers Funeral Home for the last 25 years. My work has allowed me to get to know a large percentage of our community over the years and I have been privileged to serve in such a caring community. I spent 10 years (1991-2001) involved with the Revelstoke RCMP Auxiliary and I am currently the director of Emergency Social Services for the Revelstoke and Area Emergency Management Program. My focus in life has been ‘service to others’ and that has been evident throughout my career. In 2009, I was presented with an ‘Exemplary Service Award’ for my work in funeral service and again in 2010 I shared that award with two of my colleagues in our firm. I subscribe to Mahatma Ghandi’ s mantra “Be the change you wish to see in the world” and I trust that my work with City Council reflects my personal concern for all who reside in our community.