Wade grew up in Sexsmith, Alberta and then attended GPRC and the University of Alberta where he earned a Bachelor of Commerce degree. He now holds CGA and CPA professional accounting designations. Wade achieved his 20-year service milestone at Weyerhaeuser where he has been the Finance & Energy Manager for the last 13 years.
Wade married into the Bulford clan in 1995. He and his wife Monica and daughters Emma and Abby reside on an acreage north of Bezanson. He joined the Bezanson Volunteer Fire Department in 2006 and has had the privilege of working side by side with this excellent group for over 10 years. Wade highlights the new outdoor skating rinks as a project he’s been honored to be a part of from the onset and was thrilled to be able to see it come to completion last fall. He has learned that our community can do anything it sets its’ mind to as long as we work together, communicate and have a realistic plan in place.
Wade was extensively involved with the Grande Prairie & District Chamber of Commerce from 2005 through 2011. He became the Chair Elect in 2010 where he represented over 1150 members. Wade enjoyed working on various regional lobbying efforts and specific grant applications to help move projects forward.