Wayne was initially inspired by Preston Manning, and following the merger of the Progressive Conservative and Canadian Alliance Parties, became fully engaged in politics. Wayne has served the Conservative Party of Canada as an EDA President (Kildonan St. Paul) and an EDA Vice President (Winnipeg Centre) each for three terms. Wayne was elected to the National Policy Committee in 2009 and again in 2011. Wayne has also worked on numerous provincial and municipal election campaigns.
Wayne graduated from the University of Manitoba with a Bachelor of Arts Degree (History and Political Studies). He volunteers extensively in his community; Board of Trustees at Manitoba Opera, Past President of the Knowles Centre, Board Member Westworth United Church. Wayne is a small business owner, and as such, understands and appreciates first hand, the principles and values of the Conservative Party. Wayne, his wife Ember and their two cats, reside in Winnipeg (Kildonan St. Paul). Together they enjoy kayaking, downhill skiing and singing choral music.
Wayne was presented the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal in 2012 for his volunteerism.