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Our Team

Our FortWhyte Alive team works hard to bring people together to build sustainable relationships with nature and each other.

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Liz Wilson

President & CEO

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(204) 989-8355 x 202

Liz Wilson

President & CEO

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(204) 989-8355 x 202

Liz brings many years of management experience in both the private and the not-for-profit sectors, including leadership roles in programming, fundraising and volunteer support. She demonstrates the ethos of FortWhyte in her own lifestyle and has a deep background in Conservation. Liz holds a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) from Asper School of Business.

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Ian Barnett

Vice President

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(204) 989-8355 x 208

Ian Barnett

Vice President

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(204) 989-8355 x 208

Ian developed and implemented the programming and partnerships required to launch and grow the FortWhyte Farms program. He has 25+ years experience of management and governance in the non-profit sector, and brings an extensive background working with at-risk youth. He holds a Bachelor degree in Recreation Studies, and holds a Master of Business Administration in Social Enterprise Leadership.

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Jody Watson

Director of Education and HR

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(204) 989-8355 x 214

Accounting

  • Sharon McKay, Accountant

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    (204) 989-8355 x 217

Communications

  • Carolyn Townend, Communications and Brand Manager

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    (204) 989-8355 x 221

  • Christine Ahrens, Communications and Social Media Coordinator

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    (204) 989-8355 x 220

Development

  • Jackie Avent, Director of Grants and Sustainability

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    (204) 989-8355 x 212

  • Kalyn Murdock, Events and Sponsorship Coordinator

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    (204) 989-8355 ext. 205

  • Alice Luca, Development and Membership Administrator

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    (204) 989-8355 x 211

Education

  • Jody Watson, Director of Education and HR

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    (204) 989-8355 x 214

  • Renee Olafson-Dyck, Child and Youth Programs Manager

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    (204) 989-8355 x 209

  • Katrina Froese, Education Program Coordinator

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    (204) 989-8355 x 203

  • Minna Goulet, Bilingual Interpreter and Sustainability Coordinator

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    (204) 989-8355 x 207

  • Kim Crockett, Lead Forest School Facilitator

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FortWhyte Farms

  • Jenna Drabble, Farm Programs Manager

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    (204) 895-2373 x 222

  • Dharma Aguilar-Cardenas, Farm Operations Manager

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    (204) 895-2373 x 222

  • Owen Campbell, Kitchen Coordinator

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    (204) 895-2373 x 223

  • Kailey Bradco, Leadership Program Coordinator

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    (204) 895-2373 x 223

  • Heather Skrypnyk, Farm Operations Manager (on parental leave)

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    (204) 895-2373 x 222

Group Services

  • Dana Forster, Group Services Manager

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    (204) 989-8355 x 204

  • Barret Miller, Tourism and Custom Programs Coordinator

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    (204) 989-8355 x 204

Site and Facilities

  • Ken Cudmore, Site Manager

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  • Ian Carter, Site Superintendent

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Visitor Experience and Retail Services

  • Janaiya Giesbrecht, Visitor Experience Manager

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    (204) 989-8355 x 216

  • Bonnie Dack, Retail and Visitor Experience Coordinator

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    (204) 989-8355 x 218

  • Connor Milligan, Public Programs Coordinator

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    (204) 989-8355 x 210

Volunteer Resources

  • Sharyl Eaglesham, Volunteer Resources Manager

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    (204) 989-8355 x 213