I graduated from Renewable Resources Technology – Kelsey Institute of
Applied Arts and Sciences (Saskatoon) in 1980.
I worked for Saskatchewan Environment and seasonally seconded to Wildfire
Management Branch for 17 years primarily involved in Wildland Fire Suppression
I was hired as a Forestry Technologist in 1999 for the Prince Albert Grand
Council, and over the past 23 years promoted to the Program Director for
Forestry and Emergency Protective Services.
I represent PAGC on the CIFFC Technical working group and currently the Vice
President of the Prince Albert Model Forest Inc. which is part of the Canadian Model Forest Network.
Our office provides Response Service contract administration for 35 First Nation fire crews in 12 First Nations as part of a 5-year Saskatchewan Response
Services Agreement. Additionally, the Saskatchewan First Nations Emergency Management and PAGC Search, Rescue and Recovery services for all
Saskatchewan First Nations are administered through our office.
Our office also provides Wildland Fire Certification and Training through
contractual services with the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency.
We are currently involved fiscally and have completed many on-reserve Fuel
Hazard Reduction projects funded by Indigenous Services Canada through the
Emergency Management Assistance Program. We also provide contract services
for Fuel Mitigation projects in communities and recreational subdivisions
tendered through the Saskatchewan Public Safety Agency.