Carrot River Valley
Fred was born in Arborfield and later moved to Carrot River where he currently lives. He married a local girl, Terry Novogrodski, and they have had three children.
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 is the Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Environment (Forest Management), member of the caucus Red Tape committee, member of the Sask Builds committee, and member of the Government Operations committee. He is also the Chair of the Standing Committee on Crown and Central Agencies.