Blair Weston moved to the Kootenays from Saskatchewan in the late 90s to attend the Selkirk College Integrated Environmental Planning program in Castlegar. During this two-year program, he lived in Nelson, Blewett, Grand Forks, Midway and also Ymir, where he worked diligently at the Ymir General Store. After finishing at Selkirk, he moved to Victoria for 12 months and obtained a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Science. Blair returned to Nelson immediately after graduation and started working at an environmental technology company, where he eventually became the owner. During this time, the company sold LED lighting and heat recovery systems and did energy-efficient technology audits, including one for the proposed Nelson and District Community Complex. He also completed wind resource assessments for Indigenous communities across the province. Upon hearing his family would have a second child, Blair worked at FortisBC as a Technologist in Energy Management, working with commercial and industrial customers to reduce their energy consumption. After a few years in this position, Blair was appointed FortisBC community and Indigenous relations manager. In this position, Blair currently works with Indigenous communities to build relationships and business capacities while working collaboratively on regulatory permitting requirements. He also works with local governments discussing a wide range of energy topics with a current focus on decarbonizing energy in British Columbia. Blair has travelled extensively and continues to visit and eat his way around the world. He enjoys Kootenay Lake, skiing, camping and music festivals, especially when he can combine the activities with his two daughters.