Director of Forestry and Emergency Protective Services Prince Albert Grand Council
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 Operations. 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.