Where are you from and how long have you lived in Penticton?
I was born and raised in Penticton. I did spend some time in Kelowna and on the coast but I’m happy to be back at home.
Who is your favorite person to spend time with and why?
My girlfriend Alycia, and when she’s not around I usually just hang out with my dog.
What is your favorite local store in Penticton and why?
Favourite local store.. There are so many good stores in Penticton! I have to say that it will be my old stomping grounds – Freeride Boardshop since I’m a board sports fan at heart.
If you had to choose: pizza, tacos, or burgers?
I love burgers
What is the most embarrassing thing that has happened to you?
In 2007 I was riding my skateboard quite fast down a street in Penticton. I had just bought some Subway and I was on my way back to work when I hit a rock in the road. Myself and my whole sweet onion chicken teriyaki sandwich went flying through the air. After falling, I looked up only to see that Alycia, my current girlfriend watched the whole thing. At the time we were not dating but I was interested in her so it was definitely embarrassing.
What is the most inspiring thing that has happened to you?
Leaving my first job… I was so glad that I did because after telling myself I would stay there forever, I realized how much opportunity there is out there!
Where would you sneak away to in Penticton to spend some time alone?
In the summertime I love to go hiking. A great time spent alone is hiking around Apex Mountain with my dog Juno.
What do you think makes Penticton great?
Penticton is great because it still has that small town feel, but, there are still lots of great things to do like golfing, hiking, skiing, and the beach!
Tell us something that not everyone may know about you.
Before working in car sales, I used to be a long haul semi truck driver.
Why did you get into/start this business?
I’ve always been a car enthusiast and I was tired of working the regular “how many hours have you worked” job. With car sales, the sky is the limit!
What has been your biggest struggle either in work or life?
Balancing time spent relaxing at home vs. time at work. I love what I do and sometimes find it hard to stay away.
If you could start all over again would you do things the same or would things be different?
Well I wouldn’t do it the same, that would just be boring! I would go back and learn more about the outdoors and possibly be some sort of guide for hiking or skiing.
What do you always find yourself saying?
What’s for lunch?
What has been your proudest accomplishment?
Achieving the British Columbia salesperson of the year award from the New Car Dealers Association in 2015.