I started young going on the snowmobile with my dad at the age of eight years old, after a few years of that, I was attracted to the sport and decided to learn to ride by myself. I have been riding snowmobiles since I was 12 years old, and started racing in ovals at this age. That was 47 years ago now, so as you can imagine, it is a big part of my life and always has been. My first snowmobile was a 12 horsepower Ski-Doo Olympic, I have a lot of fond memories of that old machine! So far in my life, I have ridden snowmobiles over 20,000 miles and raced snowmobiles for over 5000 miles. All of those miles were put on right here in my beautiful home province of New Brunswick, in my opinion, we have the best of everything a snowmobiler could want right here in our back yard.
I have been involved with the NBFSC for over 15 years now. I was president of the Restigouche Snowmobile Club for seven years, then on the Board for five years, I also served as the Vice President of the NBFSC three years. It was my honour and privilege to be voted President of the NBFSC in May of 2015, serving our membership for three years in that capacity. I have been the President of the Canadian Council of Snowmobile Organizations since 2018 and was just elected for another two year term. I was pleased to be the recipient of the Governor General’s Award for Dedication of Time in 2017.
My work history and experience is mostly in the automotive industry. I started work at the age of 15 working for Canadian Tire. From there, I worked for Ford for 2 years, then spent 15 years on the road selling APM Auto Parts. I spent two years selling cars at a GM dealership, then went into business for myself with a used car dealership and garage for seven years. I then worked for Irving selling advertising for one year, and now I am back in the automotive field, managing the Auto Centre at Canadian Tire for the last ten years. I have also had a business renting snowmobiles for the past 10 years.
I raced snowmobiles for over 30 years until I got involved with the snowmobile club and started spending a lot of my time on club activities I also raced cars for 30 years and now I broadcast races both with racetimeradio.com and on Sirius 167. I have had 7 championships in race cars, four in pro-stock and 3 in sportsman. Altogether, I have been in the automotive and snowmobile business for over 40 years. I have also enjoyed spending time playing senior hockey as a goaltender for 22 years, scoring a goal and was MVP of the league in 1996, my last year, at age 42. I love people and working with the public. I have a daughter, Taylor, and I have never been married.