Having had the good fortune of being raised here in Kamloops and having benefitted from this in some many different ways and from the giving nature of this community it was second nature for me to want to give back in as many of the areas I received from as a youth growing up here in Kamloops.
Upon moving back to Kamloops in 1991 I immediately wanted to go back to Westsyde Secondary and help my old Football Coach with the Senior High School Team which I did for three very rewarding seasons.
As my daughters grew and became involved in Youth Soccer I Coached both of their Teams including my oldest at the Rep- Soccer level for two years; between the two girls I coached for 10 years. While I coached I was invited to join the Westsyde Youth Soccer Association Board and eventually became President. As President of the Westsyde Board I automatically had a seat on the Kamloops Youth Soccer Board as well and eventually was elected President to that Board; a post I held for three enjoyable years.