I've been fascinated by the mountains for as long as I can remember. When I was in my early teens, I convinced my dad to take the ACC's introductory courses with me. I got hooked fast, and ended up involved with the ACC afterwards! I'm super passionate about introducing people to mountain activities, and am stoked to help make the ACC an awesome club to be a part of! You can see me out in the mountains regularly, or at many of our in-town events during the week. My guilty pleasure is that I love fly fishing; sometimes I get distracted from summer climbing by the thought of standing in a cool stream with my rod and a box of dry flies!
As an outdoor enthusiast and earnest accountant, combining both in this role is an exciting opportunity. When I’m not outside hiking, climbing, running or skiing, I’m inside engrossed in books and numbers. Don’t worry though, I won’t let the numbers keep me from getting to know you. I look forward to seeing you all out there!
Dustin is an avid backcountry skier and fair-weather mountaineer with a passion for adventure, shared experiences, high summits, and long days in the mountains. Dustin's responsibilities on the Board include recruiting new volunteers, establishing mentoring and development opportunities, providing resources for active trip coordinators, and supporting the Vice Chair to facilitate ongoing leadership and technical training. He is also responsible for volunteer recognition programs (local and national awards), course subsidies for volunteers, and applications for The North Face Leadership courses. Members looking for ways to get more involved, coordinate trips, or develop their technical and leadership skills can reach Dustin at any time or can attend the Trip Coordinator orientations in the Fall and Spring.
When I think of what the alpine means to me I often think of community. If during my years of hiking, climbing and skiing community was absent, I doubt these activities would be filling up my weekends like they do nowadays. My hope is to harness my passion for our community into a continued positive evolution of the club. Whether you catch me in the city, on the side of a mountain, or hiking in the valley bottom, please say “Hi!” If our paths don’t cross soon enough, don’t hesitate to send me an email. I’d love to hear your stories, aspirations, and thoughts. Or, at the very least make a new friend.
Communications & Membership
"Well this escalated quickly," were pretty much my thoughts when I realized I was going submit my name for a board position a year and a half after joining the club. But in that short time I made so many new friends, picked up so many new activities, and learned so many new skills because of the wonderful volunteers that make up the Edmonton Section of the Alpine Club of Canada that I really wanted to try to do my part to keep the club awesome.
If you have any mountain adventure stories that you want to share, let me know and we can turn them into a trip report in the Breeze or on the website.
Access & Environment
I have been a member of the ACC since 2014, and am excited to increase my involvement in the club as the Environmental Stewardship and Access Chair. I work on an arms-length provincial biodiversity monitoring project, and am well-acquainted with issues within Alberta’s Parks. I love skiing and scrambling, but can also be found inline skating in and around Edmonton. If you have any questions or concerns or if you would like to discuss any environmental issues you are passionate about please do not hesitate to contact me!
Executive Member Roles
The roles and responsibilities of each board member are available here: Executive Member Roles
Board meeting minutes
The minutes of board meetings are available on this page.