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Paddle Alberta – Board & Committee Directors

Our volunteer Board/Committee Directors and members are what help make Paddle Alberta the great organization it is. Their passion for getting people out paddling and the paddling environment is what makes them so great for the job.

Our Board and Committee Directors are elected for 1 year terms at our Annual General Meeting in Spring of each year.

Board of Directors & Staff

Terry Konyi

Terry Konyi

President

Bio Coming Soon. 
Timothy Kozlik

Timothy Kozlik

Vice President/Education Director

Bio Coming soon. 

 

Keo Ohler

Keo Ohler

Secretary

I started paddling when I was 8, my dad put me in an old Dancer kayak and I just kept going!
 My first overnight trip was 4 days on the North Sask
Favorite tripping food …Corn!
Provinces I’ve paddled in; Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan 
I don’t really belong  to any clubs at the moment
Favorite memory on a trip; Eating lots of fish on a 7 day Churchill river trip!
Erik Rust

Erik Rust

Treasurer

I started paddling as a young boy on lakes and rivers with my family in Saskatchewan.
My first overnight trip was a 4 day trip from Nordegg to Rocky Mountain House on the North Saskatchewan River.
My favorite trip meal is Ranchers Breakfast (eggs, cheese, hashbrowns and bacon).
Provinces I’ve paddled in are Alberta, BC, Saskatchewan, Northwest Territories and Nunavut.
My local club is the Outdoor Centre Whitewater Paddling club.
My favorite paddling memory was a 21 day canoe trip on the Hood River and the feeling of reaching the Arctic Ocean after a 10km portage across the barrens with good friends.
Donna McKean

Donna McKean

Instructor Rep/Safety & Touring Director

I started paddling …as a kid in Ontario with my dad, then at various camps, including a Pioneer Camp in the Muskokas . My first overnight trip was a 3(#) day trip in Ontario, somewhere in the Muskoka’s(don’t remember). My favorite trip meal is…Potato cheese soup. Provinces I’ve paddled in: Ontario, Manitoba and Alberta. My local Club: Ceyana Canoe Club. My favorite paddling memory …..too many to count, but one trip from Rocky Mountain House to Drayton Valley was memorable in that the first day we had three rescues, one was pretty scary, but it brought the group together so by the end we were having a blast with water fights as we paddled into Drayton. 

 
Mike Horembala

Mike Horembala

Environment Director

Bio coming soon.

Angie Shroderus

Angie Shroderus

Member at Large

Bio coming soon.
Lana Madsen

Lana Madsen

Paddle Canada Regional Rep for Alberta

I started paddling when I was 20

My first overnight trip was a 3 day trip on the Little Smokey River.

My favorite trip meal is hot soup and veggies

I’ve paddled in: Nova Scotia, Alberta, Yukon, Northwest Territory,  British Columbia, Yukon.

My local Club – Rocky Canoe Club

My favorite paddling memory is Moose Ponds, first trip on the Nahanni in 1986

John Stoodley

John Stoodley

Member at Large

Bio coming soon.

Karla Handy

Karla Handy

Program Services Coordinator

I started really paddling in college. My first overnight trip was a 2 day trip on the Bow river Calgary to Carseland. My favorite trip meal is my egg and ham breakfast bagels. Provinces I’ve paddled in are BC, Alberta and Manitoba. My local clubs are the Bow Waters Canoe Club and Paddle Junkies. My favorite paddling memory is…that’s a tuff one… I love the Kootenay river and I’m always dreaming about fishing and paddling it every year as much as I can.

"You can't cross the water merely by standing and staring at it."

– Rabindranath Tagore

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