After working our west for 4 years running a concession for winter visitor services at Fairmont Hot Springs I moved back to Winnipeg in 1980. I operated my own shop in Winnipeg (Sun Ski & Sail) for 6 years. In 1986 went to work with Sports Experts and worked up to store manager. Stayed on when it was purchased by the Forzani Group. Have worked in almost every role at the store level including many years as store manager in a variety of locations. Spent some time as Regional Trainer for Man/Sask. Great people, great job, great benefits= great life. Its why I stay. Currently Sales Manager at Polo Park for Sporting Goods and the Shop By Appointment Specialist. My unique skill set equipped me for this is a high touch retail position where I get to give the best that I can in terms of service and knowledge to individual consumers. Just this year we expanded the service to include a Sport Chek Elite Boot Fit Centre which allows me to modify and correct ski boot fits for the utmost in comfort and performance using some of the most up to date equipment in the industry. As well we added a Sidas Custom Insole service to take underfoot support and control to the next level. In my spare time I coach kids with the Summit Ski Club, Manitoba Alpine and train instructors for the Canadian Ski Instructors Alliance. I was the head coach for the Manitoba Masters Ski Club for 9 years. I am grateful that I have been able to make my work about a passion for sharing the joy of sports.