Reg was born in Gladstone, Manitoba, and spent his formative years in Lacombe, Alberta. He has been a resident of the Peace Country since 1972.
After several years in the business world, he attended the Grande Prairie Regional College and later graduated from the University of Alberta with degrees in Arts and Law. He was admitted to the Alberta Bar in 1981.
Reg has been a director and President of the Grande Prairie Co-operative Association. In his spare time Reg is actively involved in camping, operating his various tractors, and building.