Tim has been actively involved with Agrifoods for over 20 years. His journey started as a delegate, and through his desire to contribute in a more meaningful way he progressed to being elected as a Director in 2010. Demonstrating strong leadership abilities through other Board positions as President – Wetaskiwin Coop Association, Westgen, Semex, and Alberta Milk) – Tim was appointed Chair of the Agrifoods Board in 2016. In addition to his duties as Chair, he is also involved in the following committees: Governance & Member, Investment, Finance & Audit, and Human Resources.
Participating in 4-H as a child, while also growing up on a dairy farm, expanded Tim’s skills and passion for the industry. In July of 1978, after spending two years working as a herdsman for the University of Alberta Dairy Farm, Tim and his wife Deb starting their own farm in Alberta with 40 dairy cows. Back then they had to do everything themselves, from early morning milking to late-night calving, but now they are lucky to have help from their family as they manage 350 cattle (approx. 120 milking cattle and 60 beef cow calves).