A proud Edmontonian, Rod has called the city home for more than 35 years.
Rod is passionate about building a diverse and inclusive province, and one of his proudest moments as MLA was hosting the first ever anti-racism framework consultation in Alberta. A supporter of local business, Rod also fought to extend liquor service hours during the FIFA World Cup.
Before being elected MLA for Edmonton-Ellerslie, Rod was heavily involved with the University of Alberta. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree form the university and was later employed as an academic program coordinator and student advisor for University of Alberta International. A committed advocate for his peers, Rod also served as the President of the Non-Academic Staff Association, the union that represents support staff that work at the University of Alberta.
Rod is an active community volunteer, who has helped in various roles for the Knottwood Community League, as well as on the Post-Secondary Education Task Force for Public Interest Alberta. Rod has also volunteered on the board of Friends of Medicare.