How Did You Get Started In This Industry?
” I started my career in the Energy Industry in 1990 working on the drilling rigs in Alberta and Saskatchewan. These were lean times and I was fortunate to balance the down time by working on our family farm in Manitoba. When I was first introduced to the land agent career my life changed and I found my true calling. I have worked on every aspect of surface land from the ground up and eventually accepted an in-house role as Vice President to develop the land strategy and manage major pipeline capital projects in Canada and the US. My passion to build and develop led me to found AiM in 2011.”
What are your key responsibilities at AiM?
“As the President of AiM, I’m responsible for the development of corporate objectives, governance and safety of all staff. In addition, I provide strategic guidance and oversee quality control on projects.”
What quote inspires you?
“Life offers few guarantees, but generally the harder and longer you work, the more likely you will succeed.”
What are a few of your proudest achievements at AiM?
“Building a team of people with different backgrounds, beliefs and knowledge that bring everything together and achieve amazing results working together. The focus on developing internally, nothing brings me more pleasure than watching an individual achieve their goals. Developing new ideas and new ways to do old things.”
What do you want your clients and colleagues say about you?
“I would like to think my clients and colleagues would say that I am a genuine and generous person. That I care about each of them because I do. Values are important to me and I try every day to be an example of this, if I’m doing the things I set out to each day they will say these things about me.”
What do you value when building relationships?
“I build relationships by listening and understanding what my clients needs are. Then apply myself and my team to deliver those needs and earn trust.”
How would you describe the environment at AiM?
“Its an exciting fast paced environment that is very result driven. But more than that for me its home. I try and make everyone feel the same way and I see a lot of people that really care about each other here.”
What charities or organizations are you involved with?
- Any Staff Fundraisers
- Operation Smile
- IRWA / CAPL
What do you like to do when you’re not working?
“When I am away from the office I love to be out with my cattle and horses. To be with my family out on the land working with livestock takes me back to a very special upbringing. Giving my son the same traditions my father gave me is something important to me, something I enjoy.”
What 3 words best describe you?
Get in touch with Mike
Direct : 403-648-5402
Cell : 403-680-4991