Born on the sandy shores of Vancouver Island, Buzz was educated at Oak Bay high, then trained to be a Marine Electrician. He spent most spare time fishing and hunting. Buzz took several extended courses at the University of Victoria on fisheries and in 1961 became a Game warden. He worked in several districts in the province and worked for 2 seasons on fish surveys for the flood studies on the Laredo preparing for the Duncan Reservoir. Buzz was moved to Invermere in the fall of 1965 to fill the position of District Conservation Officer. He has been in Invermere ever since and retired in the spring of 1989.