P.Eng,, LEED AP, MA
Manager of Environmental Services
Ministry of SaskBuilds
His love for our planet has been inspired by an upbringing where his hands were often found in the earth. Whether composting, gardening, or preparing his own food with his family, Curtis was constantly connecting himself to the natural environment.
It’s an upbringing that has formed and shaped him into someone who gets involved and isn’t deterred by a big challenge. Wanting to fill one summer with adventure, he and his girlfriend rode a tandem bicycle across our nation. He has also sailed in a tall ship from London, England through the Strait of Gibraltar to Malta.
Curtis has a busy career with Central Services where he works in Technical Services on Sustainability, Site, Water, and Energy Management programs – moving government in the greener direction through its buildings and operations. Curtis recently spent two years with Light House Sustainable Building Centre in Vancouver working with owners and operators to reduce the environmental footprint from their new buildings and building operations including energy studies, energy audits, LEED project management and 'funky engineering'. More recently Curtis worked with Summerhill Group running energy conservation residential and commercial programs for utility clients. He has also found the energy to take his LEED AP and LEED NC instructor training while managing his time in a way that allows him to feed an addiction to kiteboarding and sailing. He is full of energy and makes sure nobody gets bored at a board meeting.
When asked to describe the philosophy he lives his life by, he admits Mavis Leyrer described it precisely when she said, “Life should NOT be a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in an attractive and well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, champagne in one hand, strawberries in the other, body thoroughly used up, totally worn out and screaming ‘WOO HOO – What a Ride!’”