Troy grew up in Saskatoon’s west side, attending Confederation Park Elementary School, and graduating from Mount Royal Collegiate in 1992. Troy credits a lot of his success to the role models he had growing up on Saskatoon's west side. His parents, hockey coaches, and teachers played a big role in who he has become today.
Working in the Community
Troy has worked as an Advanced Care Paramedic since 1994 and continues to do so today. In 2002, Troy was promoted to Director of Public Affairs and Media Relations with MD Ambulance Care in Saskatoon. Troy also oversees the Saskatoon Heart Safe (AED) Program. The program has saved 22 lives (most in North America) since its inception in 2001. Troy has received the STARS OF LIFE Award, and the Governor Generals EMS Exemplary Service Medal from the Governor General for his contributions and dedication to furthering Emergency Medical Services in the Province of Saskatchewan.
Troy has been involved in many Boards and Fundraising events. Most notable are his accomplishments with Saskatoon Chamber of Commerce. Troy was Co-Chair and emcee for the SABEX Awards from 2009-2011, Troy represented Saskatoon with many other North American Cities in China, and finished his time with the Chamber as Vice-President. Troy had to resign his position with the Chamber after winning the 2012 Civic election.
Another notable achievement is Troy's involvement with Synergy 8 Community Builders. Troy founded the non-profit group in 2009. The group of eight bring in a golf celebrity each year and raise funds to purchase equipment that will make a direct impact on the lives of children. To date the group has raised 2.1 million dollars and has also helped out several other charities with silent auction items.www.synergycommunitybuilders.ca
Troy and his wife Nicole opened a salon in downtown Saskatoon in June of 2006. Currently the salon has seven full time employees that includes Troy's mom, Donna.
Troy was elected to City Council in October of 2012. Troy has been very active being the voice for the residents in Ward 4 since being elected responding to over 12,000 enquiries since 2012. Current Civic Boards that Troy sits on include;
- Governance and Priority Committee
- Standing Policy Committee on Planning, Development & Community Services
- Standing Policy Committee on Transportation
- SaskTel Centre Board
- Downtown Business Improvement District Board
- Naming Advisory Committee
- Prairieland Park Board
- Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority