Current position: General Manager of Radisson Hotel and Suites, Fort McMurray since 2018, Joined Atlific Hotels in 2012
AHLA Board Member since: 2019
Started working in hospitality industry: 1998, as a Front Desk Agent
Other boards J.D. has served on:
- Fort McMurray Tourism (2017-19)
- Wood Buffalo Economic Development Board (2019-present)
Why J.D. wanted to join the AHLA Board:
I wanted to contribute my time, knowledge, experience, and expertise in developing strategies that will help address the issues we are currently facing in the hospitality and tourism industries. I know I could make a difference by being an active and contributing member, and be the representative and strong advocate of the industry in the Northern Alberta region. I would like to see our region be fully engaged and participate in as many AHLA programs as possible, and I would like to be that “connection.”
I consider it a privilege to be a part of a collaborative and regional-based organization that seeks to support and strengthen the industry.
J.D.’s favourite thing to do is go hiking with his kids.