I was born in Calgary in 1966 at the old General Hospital, and from the age of 7, I grew up in small town Creston in BC only to move back to Calgary in 1984. Since then I have resided in Calgary for all but two years.
The son of a Professional Engineer in the Oil and Gas industry and a Home Economics Teacher, I am the youngest of five siblings. My Grandfather, Edward Leslie Gray was the Alberta Leader of the Opposition from 1937-1940.
After attending SAIT to take Business Administration in 1985, I embarked on a career in Sales and Customer Service before moving to the Telecommunications Industry in 1998 where I have resided and grown since.
I also take time out for fun! In 1985 I did Calgary proud as the first ever Canadian Contestant and winner of the popular, at-the-time, syndicated talent competition “Puttin On The Hits”
; advancing to a tiebreaker in the semi-final round.
Growing up in an Entrepreneurial family who ran a successful Turbo service station and Radio Shack retail business in Creston BC , this afforded me the outlook that the only limits we have are the ones we put on ourselves. Since then, I have been active as an Entrepreneur while always continuing to maintain a career .
It is this burning desire to achieve and spread success to the people around me that has made me want to represent the communities of Ward 12 in City Council.
I have seen Calgary in both good and bad times, and through it all we have never lost our sense of civic pride! But I now see it fading fast. Working together, we can bring it back!
I feel our City Hall has lost touch with the people they represent. Your voice in council should be "your voice", not the council's alone. With your help, I am prepared to bring a strong voice to how your city and community will be shaped going forward.
Servant Leadership needs to return to City Hall, and YOU will have that in Ward 12 with ME !!