Section Executive



Craig Hartmetz

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!


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Paul-Emile Trudeau



James Eastham



Bernie Jess

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Social Chair

Jackie Pearce

A love of the outdoors and a passion to reach new heights with personal bests in mind is what keeps calling this gal back to the mountains time and time again. Jackie enjoys spending her free time rock /ice climbing, backpacking and snowshoeing. When she’s not in the Rockies she can be found socializing in town. It’s about the journey – not the destination for this fruit loving socialite. Jackie Pearce serves as the social chair for the section – if you have questions, comments or concerns about the section’s monthly meetings, speakers or other social events (Summer BBQ / Photo Contest) etc. please contact her directly.

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Volunteer Coordinator

Dustin McLachlan

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.


Urban Activities

Suzie Poirier


Safety Chair

Rick Checkland


Communications & Membership

Liz Bolt


Access & Environment

Jeff Ball

My name is Jeff Ball and I am your Access and Environmental Stewardship representative. I joined the ACC in 1994 and the Edmonton section in 2007. I’m passionate about all things skiing and I’ve participated in a number of section ski trips. I’ve also been a wildlife biologist for more than 20 years. I design conservation programs that balance the needs of wildlife with the needs and interests of society. Promoting mountain recreation and supporting conservation of mountain environments are core values of the ACC. I am here to represent your interests on these issues.


Junior Ambassador

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Executive Member Roles

The roles and responsibilities of each board member are available here: Executive Member Roles