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
  • Peter Barr, Past-President – Millarville, 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
  • John Jacobs, Director – Ponoka, AB
  • Robert Sadee, Director – Bragg Creek, AB
  • Jim Thornton, Director – Ardrossan, AB
  • Alberta Bicycle Association, rep. Jeff Gruttz – Calgary, AB
  • Alberta Equestrian Federation, rep. Diane Ans – Calahoo, AB
  • Alberta Hiking Association, rep. David Wasserman – Edmonton, AB
  • Alberta Off-Highway Vehicle Association, rep.    , AB
  • Alberta Snowmobile Association, rep. Chris Brookes – Edmonton, AB
  • Alberta Recreation and Parks rep.  , AB
  • Cross Country Alberta, rep. John Cushing – Edmonton, AB


  • Linda Strong-Watson, Executive Director
  • Shannon Maliteare, Administrative Communications Assistant
  • James Clark, TCT and Map Project Co-ordinator (Contractor)
  • Jim Fell, Land Management Assistant (Contractor)
  • Andrea Collins, Communications (Contractor)
To promote a trail network, including the Trans Canada Trail, connecting all Albertans.