10 years as an Automotive Mechanic, 5 years as an Underground Heavy Equipment Mechanic, and the last 5 years in various management positions in the mining sector.
I work at North American Palladium, Lac Des Iles Mine in Raith, Ontario, which is approximately 130km north of Thunder Bay, ON. It is a FIFO (fly in fly out) rotation position.
My firefighting career was split between Gravenhurst, Ontario, Bracebridge, Ontario, and Sudbury, Ontario.
My father, who recently retired, was a tradesman in mining and a firefighter for 30 years, and had a big influence on my career path.
After taking a year of Electronics Engineering in College and not really liking it, I decided to go with a trade as I enjoyed working with my hands and troubleshooting problems.
I am definitely an adrenaline junkie. I enjoy riding my motorcycle, snowmobile, and seadoo.
Camping and fishing are big, as well, and all with my dog… oh yeah and the wife 🙂
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