I am originally from a place called Craik, Saskatchewan - a small farming community just over an hour north of Regina. I lived the first few years of life on the family farm before relocating with my family to Pincher Creek, Alberta. I spent the next few decades between the two provinces. Most of my immediate family still lives in southern Alberta, and listens to CKUA radio religiously.
I studied radio and television broadcasting at Mount Royal University in Calgary, and have since worked at various media outlets in southern Alberta and Saskatchewan. Before presenting the morning news on CKUA, I reported and presented radio news for several stations in rural Saskatchewan, where I covered everything from municipal politics to crime and health, and of course plenty of agriculture. In the news department at CKUA I will be reading the daily morning-news run, and filling in with reporting duties when necessary. I will also be helping put together the weekly Sunday Magazine
My interests outside of news broadcasting include reading and playing music. I also very much enjoy the Rockies and many different types of mountain sports. Growing up around Pincher Creek allowed me the chance to do a ton of downhill skiing, which is something I continue to do as much as possible to this day.