As a designated CPA, CMA Accountant working for a not-for-profit organization, this position and the opportunity to positively contribute to the ACC Edmonton Section particularly interests me. I am looking forward to having the opportunity to manage the Section’s funds responsibly, monitoring expenses and advising on how to create operating efficiencies to optimize section funds.
Having rock climbed indoors since the age of 10, I fell in love with outdoor climbing the moment I was introduced to it as an adult. Most weekends you’ll find me enjoying the breathtaking sights and sounds the mountains have to offer, whether I am mountaineering, rock climbing, ski touring, hiking, cycling or trail running. During the week, I enjoy staying active in the city, climbing, cycling, running, swimming, practicing yoga or teaching group fitness classes whenever I can. I have volunteered with STARS in various capacities since 2011, particularly enjoying helping with fundraising events.
I joined the club during the winter of 2015. I had been searching for an outdoor social club that would satisfy my craving for mountains and athletic endeavours. Having attended a single meeting, I truly felt I had found what I had been searching for. I did some volunteer work with the club that year and in the past with the MS society and several Music festivals. I feel it is very important to give back.
I hold an accounting diploma in the Business Administration program from N.A.I.T., have extensive cash handling experience and am familiar with budgeting. I plan on being a member in the Alpine club for the long term. I benefited from the Winter and Summer in the mountains courses offered by the club and wish to help promote and enable even more of these excellent learning opportunities. Please support my volunteer candidacy for the Treasurer position
I am interested in supporting the Edmonton ACC through the Treasurer position. I appreciate the introduction to the mountains that I’ve received through the ACC and enjoy the trips I’ve been on - or been a leader on. This position is an opportunity to be involved and give back.
My career has been in finance in not-for-profit organizations so I am familiar with the ethics and responsibilities involved. I have an MBA degree which has allowed me to hold management positions in accounting and budgeting for hospitals and health care in the United States. I’ve been in Edmonton for five years now and work in finance for the City. A number of years back I was the volunteer treasurer for a university food co-op so I’ve experience in keeping the accounts and reporting to club membership. Thanks for your consideration.
I have been a member of the Edmonton Section ACC since 1993. In those early years I was actively sport climbing both indoors and out. I was the "wall monitior" (some would say "wall nazi"...) for the section at the original UofA climbing wall for 7 years. I also had a hand in co-organizing the food side of social events including the annual photo contests, the annual barbecues, and I instigated the late, great "Not The Banff Film Festival"
My passion for back-country skiing was nurtured by weekend and week long trips with section members, and remains today my primary passion and source of inspiration. I also love to pursue hiking, backpacking and scrambling objectives in the summer, and have been known to dabble in a little sport rock climbing, of late.
Although I have been away from Edmonton for several years in the recent past, I'm happy to be back "on board", though the job description of Social Chair has expanded since I was previously involved. I'm looking forward to guidance from Jackie, and to suggestions from you, lovely members! Please let me know your ideas for activities and speakers at our monthly meetings. Joint efforts make things really interesting and rewarding for everyone!
FUBAR (Urban Activities) Chair
It’s inspiring to have such a wonderful club that promotes mountain activities, which I am happy to have been a part of for many years. It’s seldom you’ll find me in town over a weekend but if you do, watch out! As FUBAR, I hope to alleviate your “stuck in the city blues” with alpine related distractions. And if that fails, at least provide you with some friends to get you through it. Another hope as FUBAR is to provide activities that will introduce people to the club.
Whether it’s climbing plastic, crevasse rescue in a playground, scouring a field for an avy beacon, 10 second ski tour runs, grinding up stairs with a pack or climbing the sewage ice climb I’ve done it all! As FUBAR, I promise you that I will be creative and determined to find you MANY exciting urban activities to take away your “mountains blues”.
Communications & Membership Chair
I have been an active social media user for more than a decade, with a focus on Facebook and Instagram, but also an excellent understanding of Twitter. Previous experience editing scientific papers as well as select chapters of an engineering textbook: S. Kasap, Optoelectronics and Photonics: Principles and Practices, 2nd ed. (Prentice Hall, October 2012). Additionally, I have a strong command of the English language, having written a Master's thesis and numerous research papers throughout university. Including amalgamating group papers with sections written by English as a second language writers from around the world. While I don't have formal graphic design training, I am confident that I could quickly develop the rudimentary skills this position requires.