I was born and raised in small town Alberta and grew up in the agriculture community. My Father managed Western Feedlots in Strathmore and that’s where I got my first job as a kid. Dad then went on to become a Futures Broker and I suppose that’s when I caught the bug. I got my start in the futures market as a floor trader on the Montreal Exchange in 1997. Now with over 20 years of experience as a Commodity Advisor, I am very excited to be a part of the Western Futures Group. Playing college level baseball taught me the importance of teamwork and has served me well as we have succeeded in building a strong team here. With my knowledge and experience, I will do my very best to help our Clients utilize the futures market as the powerful tool for hedging and money management that it is.
My wife, Renae, and I have sons, Parker and Karson. I enjoy spending my free time camping with family and friends, travelling, and hitting the links whenever I can.
Since entering the commodity business in 1999, I have been fueling my passion for financial markets by helping agricultural and livestock producers manage their risk using Commodity Futures and Options. A degree in Finance and a Derivatives Market Specialist (DMS) designation have provided me the educational framework. However, the experience gained from over 20 years closely working with Clients to navigate commodity markets and assist them making better informed marketing decisions has provided me the true education necessary to be a successful Commodity Broker.
When not in front of my screens, I can likely be found with a whistle around my neck, coaching basketball, soccer or hockey. Along with the markets, athletics are a passion of mine. In 2019, I was inducted into the Acadia University Sports Hall of Fame and still find time to play hockey and golf as much as possible. My wife, Marlo, and our children, Jackson and Dylan are also seasonal campers. It's the perfect change of pace.