Born in Brandon, Manitoba, Herb graduated with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Economics from Brandon University.
After graduation he moved to Saskatchewan and, while employed with a financial institution, worked in Prince Albert, Saskatoon, Lloydminster, Swift Current, and North Battleford.
Prior to entering politics, Herb was a realtor in North Battleford where he served with a number of organizations. Herb served three terms as president of The Battlefords Real Estate Board, four years as president of the Saskatchewan Team Penning Association and two years as president of the Canadian Team Penning Association. Herb was also a member of the Town of Battlefords industrial planning committee and served as sports chairman with the Zone Seven winter games.
First elected to the Saskatchewan legislature in 2011, Herb was re-elected in the 2016 provincial election.
Herb has served as Minister of Advanced Education. He has also served as Government Whip, Minister of Environment, and Minister Responsible for Saskatchewan Water Corporation, Minister for Saskatchewan Water Security Agency, Caucus Management Committee, Public Accounts Committee, Legislative Secretary First Nations, Metis Relationship and Northern Saskatchewan.
Currently Herb is serving as Chair on the Crown and Central Agencies Committee, Legislative Secretary to the Minister of Corrections and Policing and is on the Government Operations Committee.
Herb and his wife Linda are proud that their three children – a welder, a chartered accountant, and a pilot – are all living, working and raising their families in Saskatchewan.