Brenda is a consultant who works with environmental and stakeholder engagement organizations, including several Alberta Airsheds that monitor and report on Alberta’s air quality. With a background in emergency management and administration, Brenda has worked in government, industry, and not-for-profit sectors, and is delighted to contribute to the important work of Inside Education. When not traveling, reading, or hanging out with her family, Brenda has been pursuing her wine education designation. She currently holds an International Level 2 and is certified in Canadian wine, so if you see her with a glass in hand she is doing “research” and “studying” for her Level 3.
If Alberta nominated a “Mr. Water,” there is a very good chance David Hill would be awarded this distinction. From his days working in the world of irrigation farming to his role at Alberta Innovates supporting water research across the province and now to his new role at the University of Lethbridge, David has been a champion for water education. David’s water expertise has been invaluable to Inside Education’s water education programming. If you ever have a chance to see his water pictures from around the world…do it!
Laura has 23 years of experience in engineering and team leadership in the oil and gas, durables and non-durable manufacturing. Laura has been a senior executive in the energy sector for more than 10 years, most recently as Vice President Oil Sands and Heavy Oil at Pembina Pipeline Corporation. For 6 years, she held a Board member position on a not-for-profit organization, Women Building Futures, which prepares women for economically prosperous careers in industries where women have historically been under-represented. Laura believes in the power of higher education and supporting learning and development to help enhance people’s careers, their lives and open up possibilities for new lines of thinking.
Neil is a high school teacher at St. Albert High School. Neil is a veteran of many of Inside Education’s adventures, including oil sands and agriculture professional development programs, he’s come with us on A+ for Energy adventures, and as one of Alberta’s leaders in ag-education, really helped us launch our own agriculture education programs in 2016. In addition to numerous agriculture education projects in his school, Neil also led a group of students from Morinville High to the international Envirothon in North Carolina. Neil’s vast experience and background includes two terms as the youngest-ever Councillor for the City of St. Albert.
Ken is new to the Inside Education Board. He is looking forward to supporting Inside Education on its mission to provide Alberta educators with the resources and tools to engage their students about the environment and sustainable resource development. A Calgary based lawyer specializing in corporate/commercial disputes and employment law, Ken works with a diverse client base including individuals, the energy sector and advises not-for-profit and charitable organizations. Outside of the office, Ken enjoys traveling and being outdoors with his family.