Board and Staff

Board and Staff

Alberta TrailNet Society’s Board of Directors provides governance and committed leadership. Board members develop and oversee Alberta TrailNet policies and procedures, and guide achievement of the Society’s Mission and Mandate.

Board of Directors

  • Christine Nelson, President – Edmonton, AB
  • Ross Hayes, Past President – Calgary, AB
  • Debbie Olsen, Vice-President (Stakeholder Liaison) – Lacombe, AB
  • Paul Poirier, Vice President (Communications)- Edmonton, AB
  • Fred Wilton, Vice President (Trail Development)- Edmonton, AB
  • Ronda Rankin, Treasurer- Calgary, AB
  • Marvin Bjornstad, Secretary – Elk Point, AB
  • Loren Winnick – Edmonton, AB
  • Jay Mills – Water Valley, AB
  • Ferd Caron – Sturgeon County, AB
  • Manda Wilde – Sherwood Park, AB
  • Justin Bhatia, Calgary, AB
  • Alberta Bicycle Association rep. Jeff Gruttz – Calgary, AB
  • Alberta Equestrian Federation rep. Alison DouglasĀ  – Banff, AB
  • Alberta Hiking Association rep. David Wasserman – Edmonton, AB
  • Alberta Snowmobile Association rep. Chris Brookes – Edmonton, AB
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks rep. Ken Luck – Spruce Grove, AB
  • Nordiq Alberta rep. Ronena Wolach – Calgary, AB


  • Linda Strong-Watson, Executive Director
  • Courtney King, Administration/Communications
  • Colleen Bannon, Accounting (Contractor)
  • Andrea Collins, Communications (Contractor)

To promote a trail network, including the Trans Canada Trail, connecting all Albertans.