Carrot River Valley
Fred was born in Arborfield in 1951 and later moved to Carrot River where he still lives. In 1976 he married his wife Terry and have since had three children: Lisa (deceased), Morgan and Gina.
During his younger years, Fred worked on the oil rigs in the winter and farmed in the summer. In the mid 1980s he obtained his commercial pilots' license and started aerial spraying to diversify his farm.
Fred has always been very involved in the community. He has served on the town council for Carrot River, the Fire Department, the Pasquia Park board, the Arborfield Dehy board, as Boy Scout Leader, and as a member of the Carrot River United Church Choir. Provincially, Fred is a past president and director of the Saskatchewan Aerial Applicator Association. Additionally, Fred served on the founding board of the Northeast Early Childhood Intervention Program.
"I've always been involved in a lot of activities - be it starting and running my own business or being involved in local organizations and causes," Fred said. "I don't believe you can accomplish much if you don't participate."
Fred was elected in November 2007 and re-elected in 2011 and 2016.
Fred has served as Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Environment (Forest Management), Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Energy (Heavy Oil and Northern Resource Development), as a member of the Standing Committee on Economy and as a member of the caucus Red Tape Committee.
Fred currently serves Saskatchewan as a member of the Standing Committee on Crown and Central Agencies.