Section Executive

 
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CHair

Steven Rockarts

chair@accedmonton.ca

I am very proud to be the chair of a community that has helped me to evolve in the mountains so much. I signed for the Edmonton section after stumbling upon an ACC booth and seeing a pair of climbing shoes on the table, little did I know that it would set me on the path of taking my climbing career further than I ever expected. Some of my most memorable days in the mountains have been with the club and I hope that we can provide the same for you!

I’ve served on the board in the past in the communications role and have also taught the Winter on Ice program the last few years. Don’t be shy to come up and say hi and tell me about your latest trip or to send me an email. If you have an idea for the club please let me know!


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Secretary

michele eickholt

secretary@accedmonton.ca

I moved to Edmonton in 2012 and joined the ACC since I didn't know much about being in the mountains. Wow, was that a good choice for a flat-lander. Since then I've gotten to ski tour at 30 below, scramble mountains, climb multi-pitch routes, and backpack over passes and across alpine meadows to camp. 

As secretary I'll keep you informed about board meetings. Contact me if you have any suggestions and in the meantime I hope to see you at a club activity in town or on a trip in the mountains.


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Treasurer

CHELSEA HANKINSON

treasurer@accedmonton.ca

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!


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Social Chair

Enid Higham

social@accedmonton.ca


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Volunteer Coordinator

Dustin McLachlan

volunteering@accedmonton.ca

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.


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Urban Activities

TIM HANKINSON

urban@accedmonton.ca

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.


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Safety Chair

Foster Karcha

Foster is back on the board after serving as the Leadership Chair for the section from 2013 to 2016. An enthusiastic ski mountaineer, ice climb, and rock climber who loves meeting new people on the trips he leads for the section. When he’s not leading trips, mentoring new skiers, or out in the mountains, Foster is responsible for review trip submissions, maintenance and booking of club equipment, and developing club safety policies. Foster has 7 years of experience as a search and rescue volunteer professional, and applies his knowledge on emergent response and previous board experience to the Section’s safety needs.

safety@accedmonton.ca


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Communications & Membership

Jeremy Cherlet

communications@accedmonton.ca

Jeremy is an eager skier and mountaineer with a passion for getting high. 

A communications professional by day, he volunteers in a similar capacity on the board. He's always happy to help you share your club trips, trip reports, or anything else with the membership. Please get in touch if you'd like your trip promoted, or you've written something for our newsletter, The Breeze.


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Access & Environment

Nina Veselka

environment@accedmonton.ca

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!


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Junior Ambassador

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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.