Shaun was raised on the family farm near St Walburg, Sk. The farm was a mixed commercial cattle and grain operation. As a kid Shaun was very active in many sports and excelled at the provincial level in several sports such as track, softball and curling, winning provincial titles in curling and ball. He was also involved in Cadets and 4-H, holding many positions in various levels of 4-H boards.
After graduating in 1991, Shaun enrolled into Lakeland Colleges Business Administration course in Lloydminster but decided to leave and obtain his class 1A licence to eventually pursue his own business. After 2 years in the oil patch, Shaun moved to Prince Albert and shortly after started his own trucking and logging operation. For nearly 25 years, Shaun has been a well respected and intelligent voice for Saskatchewan’s logging industry. Over the years Shaun has also managed many projects in many different fields including mining, oil & gas, construction, forestry and transportation, from North western Ontario all the way into the Canadas arctic region. One of his favourite tasks while managing in the north was consultation with local communities up and down the Mackenzie Valley region. Learning local traditions and hearing concerns of the progress coming to their territories is something he will never forget.
Over the years Shaun farmed along side his parents, but in 2013 they retired, and Shaun purchased the family farm. He and his family still reside in Prince Albert and he commutes back and forth to his farm south of St Walburg. Shaun still operates his logging and trucking business, specializing in off road hauling. He also occasionally still takes on projects in the oil & gas and mining sectors and does private consulting in the trucking and forestry sectors.
Shaun and his family are still very active in sports and enjoy the great outdoors of our beautiful province. They sponsor many teams and community events including hockey, curling, slo-pitch, chuckwagons and various community clubs.
Shaun is in the process of handing over the reins of his many endeavours to his two sons and looks forward to having extra time to help build the PC Party of Saskatchewan.