Began working in Sign industry in 1982 for Blanchett Neon, working on a wash and relamp crew and was moved to the boom truck where a four year sign apprenticeship began. In 1986 was acknowledged as a journeyman sign installer and moved to a position of lead hand on an installation truck and given numerous projects to see to completion for Blanchett Neon, such as Eaton’s Centre shopping mall, Pedway directional signage package, Reds West Edmonton Mall and numerous other projects.
Continued working as a lead hand for Blanchett Neon until 1996 and during those years was a part of many initiatives brought to the sign industry by the Alberta Sign Association. Was part of the initial group assembled to help write the Sign Service Installation Technician Program (SSIT) along with many other top installers from the province.
In 1996 changed from installation to estimating and design. Completed and acquired a level one AutoCAD certificate from NAIT. Then began drafting and designing many signs that are still in place today and working well.
In 2001 moved from estimating and drafting to the position of service manager which was held until 2003 when it changed from service to the position of production manager. During the time in both service and production positions, served on the board of directors of the Alberta Sign Association and was involved in many issues relating to the SSIT program and other interests of the ASA.
Late in 2005 began to look at the electrical trade industry as a career and made an application to Alberta Industry training towards acquiring a journeyman electrical ticket. In 2006 was indentured as an apprentice electrician and wrote both entrance and challenge exams towards an electrical certificate. In December of 2007 acquired the required trade hours and schooling and was given a Alberta Trade Certificate for Electrical as well as a Canadian Red shield in the trade.
Since that time have been working as an industrial electrician in the province of Alberta, having worked in both gas refineries as well as electrical power generating facilities. During that time, have also achieved a journeyman mobile crane certification and currently working towards a power system electrical certification.
- Journeyman sign installer
- Journeyman Electrician with Interprovincial Red Seal
- Journeyman Mobile Crane Operator
- Apprentice Power System Electrician (3rd year)
- And numerous other occupational certificates