Q: Why did you move to Whistler?
A: I moved to Whistler in 1983 from Manitoba and stayed for a year, before coming back to live fulltime in 1988. It was family connections and a love of skiing that brought me here.
Q: What did you do when you first arrived?
A: I was working for my uncle who had a log home building business.
Q: When did you get into real estate?
A: I got into real estate shortly after moving back here fulltime. I built and sold a couple of my own homes, and have been involved in various aspects of real estate since then. Mainly building and selling, as well as being part of a number of development cores.
I was also heavily involved in the Kadenwood development, along with getting the gondola installed there.
Q: What do you enjoy about the lifestyle here?
A: It’s everything that the outdoors and the mountains have to offer. The mountain culture, the people, everything!
Q: What advice would you give to someone looking to buy in Whistler?
A: It depends on the buyer, and of course understanding what they’re looking for in a property and their lifestyle. But mainly getting them to ensure that they have the right place for their specific needs.
Q: What’s your favourite thing about working with your clients?
A: My favourite thing is that even though there are a lot of similarities, there are so many differences, and the variety of people you meet is great on a day to day basis.
Q: What do you think you would be if you weren’t a Realtor?
A: I would probably be involved in real estate in some form. My background is actually in Mechanical Engineering, and I moved to Whistler knowing I wouldn’t necessarily be able to work in that field. However, working in construction and project management I was able to apply those skills.
Q: How do you decompress?
A: For me that would be doing something active. In the summer I would be out on a mountain bike, and in the winter I would be up on the mountain skiing.
Q: What was it like raising a family in Whistler?
A: It was fantastic! It’s a small town with all the amenities and offerings of a large city!
Q: What accomplishment do you consider to be the most significant in your life?
A: I would have to say raising two well-rounded and grounded kids!
Q: Finally, in one sentence, why should people come to live here?
A: The quality of life!