Phone: (780) 421-9400
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Phone: (780) 421-9400
As the Executive Director of the Building Trades of Alberta, I am responsible for the overall operations and the staff of the Building Trades of Alberta. My job is to promote Alberta’s unionized trades professionals and contractors as the first choice for providing construction and maintenance services to owners and clients. Through my work for the BTA, I am a board member on the Alberta Construction Safety Association, Alberta Congress Board, and Shell Tripartite Steering Committee, as well as a participant in a number of industry-initiative committees.
I am also President of the Alberta Building Trades Charitable Foundation and a board member of the Glenrose Hospital Foundation.
I became Executive Director of the BTA in 2013 after 31 years with the Boilermakers, Locals 146 and 128. I was a journeyman field boilermaker/welder from 1983 to 1996, welding and training coordinator for Local 146 from 1996 to 2003, and Business Manager (2003 to 2011) and then General Manager of Labour Relations (2012 to 2013) for Local 146. I am a Red Seal Journeyman Welder and have “B” Pressure welder Certification and Red Seal Construction Boilermaker Certification. I completed a Master of Arts Degree in Leadership and Training from Royal Roads University in 2002.
I believe in the labour movement and the benefits that organized labour brings to society. I also believe I have something to contribute to the unionized construction industry, and that I can make a difference in the lives of BTA members. One of my strengths is looking for practical solutions to the challenges and problems we face on our jobsites. I enjoy interacting with the members of the affiliate unions, visiting job sites, and attending meetings with stewards and business reps.
When not at work, my favourite pastime is being a Grandfather. I am also an amateur musician and poker player.
Phone: (780) 421-9400 Ext. 113
I joined the Building Trades of Alberta three months ago after many years working as a carpenter.
Following graduation from Amherst Regional High School, I joined Local 92 (Labourers) in 1981. I was indentured by a union contractor and became a carpenter. My Mother was a union member for more than 30 years, and, in the union, I saw the advantage of higher wages and the possibility of year-round work. I have worked in the Maritimes (Local 83, Halifax) and in Alberta (Local 1325, Edmonton).
My educational credentials and training include Journeymen Carpenter, Junior Draftsman ( AutoCAD), A & D (Train the Trainer), Cann Amm (Drug and alcohol Awareness), and numerous management and supervisor training courses.
Phone: (780) 421-9400 Ext. 111
My early work career began with the Bank of British Columbia, where I served as an Audit Officer. I enjoy accounting and polished my skills with training at SAIT and NAIT. Like many women, I took a sabbatical to raise children, then rejoined the workforce, in my case as a partner franchise owner with Home Hardware.
I joined the Building Trades of Alberta in 2006. In my position as Office Manager, I am responsible for the accounting, managing the office, minute taking, and managing the annual conference, as well as serving as executive assistant to the Executive Director. I spend my spare time with my husband of 38 years, adult children and my two very special grandchildren.
I am a member of IBEW Local 1007.
Phone: (780) 421-9400 Ext. 115
Born and raised here in Edmonton, I started my career in communications as a teacher with Edmonton Public Schools. While there, I began my MBA, which I completed while working as a School Jurisdiction Liaison for central and southern Alberta with Alberta School Employee Benefit Plan. Following that, I obtained a similar role with Alberta Pensions Services Corporation, where I was responsible for the provincial Employer Education program as well as the Employer Compliance program, helping participating employers ensure that all members eligible for pension benefits received the correct benefit at the correct time. I then joined Alberta Urban Municipalities Association as the Director of Client Development, continuing to grow as a communications and relationship management professional.
I am proud to be able to work on behalf of the BTA and all her members as the Media and Public Relations Manager as I have always had a deep belief in community and a passion for engagement and this organization clearly believes in the same thing. I have an appreciation for everything that the labour movement has been able to accomplish so far and am excited to be working with you all as we move forward.
When I am not working on promoting the BTA, I conduct leadership development workshops and volunteer with Project Adult Literacy Society (PALS) teaching math to adult students specifically with the goal of helping them pass the provincial trade entrance exam so they can then get to work in the trades and make a better life for themselves.
Phone: (403) 279-9500
My family history is with unions. I first apprenticed with UA Local 170 B.C. in 1994. I moved to Calgary in 1999 and became a member of the United Association Local 496. I am a Red Seal Journeyman, with Plumbing and Steam Fitting degrees. I am also a B.C Journeyman gas fitter.
I volunteered time with my local, which eventually led to representing my local on the BTA’s Southern Council. I started working for the Building Trades of Alberta in 2008. My core passion is helping others. At BTA, I get to help union members, but also the larger Alberta community as well.
My job as Southern Manager is to support and promote the Building Trades of Alberta and our affiliates and members in areas of business development and government, owner/client, public, educational, and community relations. I also promote and facilitate inter-affiliate relations. I represent the BTA on the boards of a number of organizations - Alberta Construction Safety Association, Manufacturers Health & Safety Association, Job Safety Skills Society, and Calgary Educational Partnership Foundation. I also serve on the communications committee of the Coalition for a Safer Highway 63/881 and participate in the work of a number of industry committees and working groups.