- Earned a bronze medal in swimming at the Montreal 1976 Olympic Games
- Attended the Torino 2006 and Beijing 2008 Olympic Games to promote Comox Valley and Mount Washington for their tourism and training opportunities
- 2010 Olympic torchbearer in Ladysmith, B.C.
- Received an undergraduate degree from Arizona State University and a law degree from the University of British Columbia
- Chair of the Comox Valley Spirit of BC Community Committee and board member for the St. Joseph's General Hospital Foundation