48 Actual, 35 in
years in sales and marketing in Whistler (OK... I bartended at Merlin’s, Joel’s
and Club 10 in the early days). My lifestyle addiction is now serviced by
acting as a real estate professional for Remax Sea to Sky Realty
Last books read:
by Don Miguel Ruiz and
How to Forgive Jerks Who
Attack You Personally
by Heezry Tairyn
What music are you listening to these days:
John Mayer, Feist, Coldplay, but more Eagles and
Neil Young recently as I am trying to learn the guitar, and they provide that
best songs needing the fewest chords.
Favourite recreational pursuits:
Skiing, skiing skiing... biking...“masters league” hockey. Recently
retired from stop/start sports... Slowpitch C and Squash.
1. Why are you running for council?
I love this town and I am aware that there are a number of big
issues before the community right now. I feel that I am the right person to
work with a team of people who are prepared to make tough decisions for this
community. I have a strong background in the resident housing community and I
see that as an enormous issue that requires attention.
2. Given that revenue from development is declining and the
municipality is more dependent on hotel tax revenue at a time of economic
uncertainty, how do you propose the municipality balance its budgets the next
Fiscal Reality, short term:
The community needs to understand that we may have some tough
times ahead financially. We need to come together and acknowledge this fact. We
need commitment from our citizens to participate, each in their own way, to
solutions. While I would love to have the luxury of enjoying some economic
In the short term we are likely to be adjusting Budgets and/or
Long view, Diversify the economy:
This is not a quick fix. We need to talk as a community on how
we see our future. Is there value in a higher learning centre here in Whistler?
Should we broaden our tax base through further development? Is the existence of
our bed cap still warranted? What can we do to maximize our arts, culture and
heritage tourism using our incredible community buildings, in our world of
shrinking budgets? We need to have ALL options on the table for discussion and
the new council will need to hit the ground running.