With 30 years of experience in the transportation safety industry, Don brings considerable regulatory experience, many valuable contacts and strategic management experience to the RMRS board. Notable is his past involvement as Executive Director with the Alberta Motor Transport Association and as an advisory committee board member at Mount Royal University for their Strategic Management continuing education program. Don holds a designation of “Chartered & Professional Manager” from the Canadian Institute of Management along with numerous business and H.R. courses from the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University.
He has been an active member of the RMRS since 2010 and on the executive for the last 5 years. He believes in the importance of volunteering and giving back to the community. He also firmly believes in achieving the goal of returning 6060 to steam for all to enjoy in the very near future.
For the last 15 years he has been a seasonal employee at Heritage Park starting as a Conductor and now as a qualified locomotive steam fireman. He also performs track inspection for them as required. Since 2015 he has been a contractor at Aspen Crossing working as their senior Engineer, track inspector, Safety Management System auditor and train crew scheduler.
Don has also been an active volunteer with the Calgary Stampede Promotions Committee for 14 years. He has also recently been appointed as a Director for the Canadian Association of Heritage Railways. In his spare time he is band leader and plays Bass guitar in a weekend party band.