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
  • Bob Smith, Treasurer – Calgary, AB
  • Sheila Thompson, Secretary – Edmonton, AB
  • Marvin Bjornstad, Director – Elk Point, AB
  • Christine Nelson, Director – Edmonton, AB
  • Debbie Olsen, Director – Lacombe, AB
  • Loren Winnick, Director – Edmonton, AB
  • Jay Mills, Director – Water Valley, AB
  • Lorne McLash – Bragg Creek, AB
  • Jim Thornton, Director – Ardrossan, 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)
  • Shannon Maliteare, Admin/Communications Support (Contractor)

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