Royal Westminster Regiment 1995-2015
- Peacekeeper in Bosnia 2000 & 2003 with 2nd Battalion PPCLI
- Afghanistan training Counter IED for both military & police 2011
- NATO Afghanistan 2012 Counter IED
- Ran recruiting for British Columbia, Brigade HQ
- Attained Advanced Leadership, Canadian Defence Academy
- Meritorious Service (USMSM)
VETERAN AFFAIRS OMBUDSMAN
OMBUDSMAN'S ADVISORY COMMITTEE MEMBER appointed 2019
HOUSE OF COMMONS & SENATE
VETERAN SPOKESPERSON & EXPERT WITNESS
Since 2014 have represented Veteran interests in the House of Commons & Senate Committees across a number of issues facing the community.
DEPARTMENT OF VETERAN AFFAIRS MENTAL HEALTH COMMITTEE MEMBER (MINISTERIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE)
2015 joined the committee bringing lived experience and strategic analysis of policy gaps. Appointed by Minister Hehr, appointment renewed by Minister O'Regan and Minister MacAuley.
SERVICE DELIVERY COMMITTEE MEMBER
(MINISTERIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE)
2014/15 appointed by Minister O'Toole to assist in service delivery to the veteran community.
STAKEHOLDER REPRESENTATIVE & DIRECTOR
Key spokesperson for the Equitas, advocating for injured Canadian Soldiers during the years that the society sought political & legal equity for veterans.
VETS CANADA B.C. Representative: challenging hands-on intervention on behalf of VAC Social Workers & Veteran Organizations who have identified at risk veterans who are experiencing homelessness and often, addictions.
CITADEL CANINE SOCIETY: assess suitability of veteran applicants for canine support and am the face of the Society in Ontario.
VETERANS TRANSITION NETWORK: para-professional on patient treatment programs. Difficult & challenging work requiring peer support, sharing of lived experiences and mentoring.
REGIMENTAL ASSOCIATION 2015-2017 PRESIDENT: Built a post-secondary bursary for serving members and an emergency fund for serving members in need.