Whos’ Fred?

 

A little about me…

My name is Fred Wyers, and I am the owner/operator of Wyeco Mechanical Services (Self Employed Plumber since 1983).

I was born in Gimli Manitoba in 1950 (yep – I am an Icelander!), and grew up in Calgary, Alberta.

I attended the University of Calgary (Biology) and S.A.I.T. for plumbing/gasfitting

During my time at U of C, I took a few computing science courses and was hooked on learning how to program.

Trades are a wonderful and rewarding career and I never regret my years plumbing! It has been good to my family and me.

I started my plumbing apprenticeship with my father-in-law in 1975, and received my journeyman plumber/gas fitter ticket in 1980.

I worked as a commercial projects foreman in Calgary for Campbell & Hillier Ltd. until 1982, plumbing schools, hotels and many other large projects

My family (wife and two daughters) moved to Vancouver island in 1982, settling in Saanichton where I opened Wyeco as a residential and service company.

I now have two granddaughters and a grandson as well.

From 1996  to 2006 I worked for EMCO Corporation as a regional employee, looking after customer software for Western Canada, and creating numerous programs for internal use.

At one time or another, I looked after “fire protection”, “waterworks” and “inventory control” for EMCO, and in 2006 I returned to my plumbing business due to a downsizing  at Emco.

Now… Since I am getting a bit old to be crawling around in attics and up and down ladders all day – I am attempting to semi-retire.

I had been watching YouTube videos, and came across a lot of content about screencasting and thought it looked like something interesting to do.

BUT – After about 1-1/2 years of watching tutorials on cameras, lighting, sound, editing etc – I find myself more interested in photography than video, so there may not be much in the way of youtube videos from me!

 


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