I work for the Cypress Planning District and I am the building inspector/development officer. I cover from just South of Glenboro all the way up to the area south of Neepawa. I have 3 members within my planning district; the town of Carberry, the municipality of Glenboro South Cypress and the municipality of North Cypress-Langford.
I am a draftsperson by trade and I have been involved in the construction industry for 12 years now. I’ve had the pleasure of working as a building official for the last 4 years.
I have been a member of MBOA for the past 4 years and I’ve had the opportunity to sit on the board for the last two years now.
I joined the association to be able to network with my peers and gain a better understanding of our trade. The wealth of knowledge that our membership maintains is an underutilized resource.
I love being able to work with applicants from the initial design stage right through to the final inspection. Helping people understand a little bit about the code is very rewarding.
Yes, Being a member has given me the confidence not only in my skills but in my ability to speak to others about our industry. I have learned so much from my mentors within the association and I currently wouldn't be where I am today without the friendships and the experience I've gained through being part of the Manitoba Building Officials Association.
I have many mentors in my professional life. As I'm sure other members can appreciate, being a rural building inspector means that you're thrown into many different situations. If it wasn't for my mentors I would have struggled through my early career.
Outside of the office, I have a young family that I have the joy of raising on our cattle farm. I don’t have a lot of downtime, between the office, the farm and my kids.