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

  • Ross Hayes, President – Calgary, AB
  • Reg Gunson, Vice-President (Trail Development) – Calgary, AB
  • Betty Anne Graves, Vice-President (Communications) – Calgary, AB
  • Debbie Olsen, Vice-President (Stakeholder Liaison) – Lacombe, AB
  • Bob Smith, Treasurer – Calgary, AB
  • Sheila Thompson, Secretary – Edmonton, AB
  • Marvin Bjornstad – Elk Point, AB
  • Christine Nelson – Edmonton, AB
  • Loren Winnick – Edmonton, AB
  • Jay Mills – Water Valley, AB
  • Ronda Rankin – Calgary, AB
  • Ferd Caron – Sturgeon County, AB
  • Tara McFadden – Cochrane, AB
  • Alberta Bicycle Association rep. Jeff Gruttz – Calgary, AB
  • Alberta Equestrian Federation rep. Jason Edworthy  - Calgary, 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
  • Cross Country Alberta rep. Ronena Wolach – Calgary, AB


  • Linda Strong-Watson, Executive Director
  • Barbara Johnston, Administration/Communications/Project Support
  • Colleen Bannon, Accounting (Contractor)
  • Jim Fell, Land Management Assistant (Contractor)
  • Andrea Collins, Communications (Contractor)

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