Trevor lives near Dugald on a small farm, down the road from the site of the proposed silica sand mine in the RM of Springfield. He is against the mining project and feels strongly that our clean water is not worth the risk, no matter how tempting the promise of money and jobs may be. Trevor lives with his husband and two children, raising chickens, turkeys, goats, and rare-breed Ojibwe horses.
Trevor completed an honours BA in political science at the University of British Columbia out of an early interest in how government could improve people's lives. He is an avid violinist and performed with the Winnipeg Symphony Orchestra for four years before the birth of his first child, and currently works as a freelance musician.
Trevor initiated and led a research study funded by the Canadian Institutes of Health Research about the experiences of transgender parents with pregnancy, birth and infant feeding. He is the author of Where's the Mother? Stories from a Transgender Dad.
Trevor is currently the breed registrar of the Ojibwe Horse Society, a national not-for-profit which aims to preserve Canada's only Indigenous-developed horse breed. He has worked with horses his whole life, and has a special interest in helping equines with severe behaviour problems by using positive reinforcement training, or clicker training.
As an organizer and spokesperson with the grassroots group, Emergency Diabetes Support for Manitobans, Trevor was part of a successful effort to improve provincial public coverage for lifesaving diabetes devices including continuous glucose monitors and insulin pumps.
Trevor is ready to fight for the residents of Springfield-Ritchot and is committed to helping restore and rebuild Manitoba's health and education systems after two decades of underfunding and cuts.