Tuesday, December 20, 2011
MLA: Michael Sather - Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows
Father God, we ask that Your favor, joy and protection would be over MLA: Michael Sather and his family as he carries out his duties. We are grateful and thankful for all the areas of expertise that he brings to the table as an MLA. Please lead and guide him during the upcoming year in finding new openings and opportunities in which to use his many skills in serving the needs of this province. May You also provide him with a deep realization of the importance of his role by a renewal of encouragement and support from his family, staff, constituents, fellow MLA's and friends during this next season of his life. In Jesus' name we pray. Amen.
Michael Sather was re-elected as the MLA for Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows on May 12, 2009. He was first elected to the Legislature in 2005.
Michael serves as deputy opposition critic for Environment.
Michael attained a teaching certificate from the University of Alberta and taught school in Alberta. Michael later attained his Bachelor of Science in Zoology at the University of Alberta.
He moved to British Columbia in 1974 and pursued a career studying wildlife for the next ten years. In 1985 he became a wilderness guide and set up a small business as owner/operator of Hummingbird Nature Tours in Maple Ridge.
Michael also served as the Constituency Assistant to former NDP MLA Bill Hartley.
Michael attained his Masters Degree in Psychology in 1998 and was employed as a Mental Health Therapist for the Fraser Health Authority for three and a half years prior to being elected MLA.
Michael has an extensive background and experience in agriculture, education, environment, small business, social services and health care.
Michael lives with his spouse, writer and conservationist Annette LeBox. He has two stepchildren, Christian and Sara.