Trent was first introduced to Inside Education 20 years ago and it took him that long to collect enough wisdom and courage to join our illustrious board! (Ed Note: His words, we’re delighted to have him!) Trent has a diverse experience in the resource industry, having worked in forestry and oil and gas….. forever. Trent’s day job is Manager of Community and Indigenous Affairs for Cenovus Energy. Trent’s main job is being the “fun” parent to Aiden, Abby, and Madison.
Allison Mostowich is an experienced engagement and outreach professional in the areas of internal and external communications, energy efficiency, innovation commercialization, conventional resources, regulatory environments and small business startups. She has led teams and managed programs at the Energy Resources Conservation Board, the Alberta Energy Regulator, Energy Efficiency Alberta (where we first met Allison) and now Emissions Reduction Alberta. Her experience working with multiple levels of government, multiple leadership levels in organizations and businesses throughout the province has built Allison’s strong focus on an inclusive and practical approach to decision-making and implementation.
Vicki is the Director of Water Innovations at Alberta Innovates. In addition to being recognized as one of Canada’s Young Women in Energy award winners, Vicki has been a speaker at multiple Inside Education events over the past few years and always appreciates the enthusiasm the students and teachers have for learning. She plans to continue to connect and share leading edge research with the Inside Education programs in her role on the board. . When she isn’t working, Vicki can be found exploring with her two young boys.
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.
Amanda’s spark for science ignited at an early age exploring nature with her family and grew into a flame for space as she followed Canada’s journey skyward. She teaches Junior High Science, Math, Coding, and STEAM classes in both English and French in Beaumont, Alberta.
She believes in creating authentic cross-curricular learning opportunities for her students to apply to real-world problems, fostering a generation of young people armed to build a better future.
Amanda has received numerous A+ for Energy grants, has been recognized provincially by the Alberta Teacher’s Association Science Council and nationally with a Prime Minister’s Award for Teaching Excellence in STEM.