What makes Fernie special to you? 

I grew up on a farm and went to school in a small town until high school. The Fernie of today reminds me of that time. People from many different backgrounds living and thriving in a vibrant community of varied interests. I want my kids to feel the same way as they grow up in town.

Moving to Fernie full time is the realization of a goal to get out of the city and off the road and spend time in the mountains with my friends and family.

What makes you proud to be Canadian?

Simply the best country in the world. The Canadian people are tempered and strengthened by the environment and land they live in making them resilient and adaptable to any and all challenges that arise. The country and land shape who we are and make us what we are.

What is your Fernie story?

I have been coming to Fernie since my teens. 10 plus years as a home owner and Califernian and one as a full time resident and local business owner.