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Bob Morrin - Board Chair

Bob joined the Board of Directors in 2006, while working as the Regional Vice President for Calgary with CGI Information Systems and Management Consultants. He has a Bachelor of Engineering from the Royal Military College of Canada and an MBA from Queen’s University. Bob is pleased that he has been able to leverage his experience from his time in the Canadian Air Force and as a business leader to help the Friends to grow and enhance the programs it offers and the work that it performs within the park. Bob has chaired several committees including, Governance, Finance and Fundraising and has served as Secretary. He was appointed as the Board Chair in 2017.

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David Mitchell - Vice-Chair

David is a retired City of Calgary employee who has worked in a variety of city departments during his thirty-five years with the city. His most recent job at the city was Manager of Telecommunications and Information at the Fire Department. David began his retirement in a consulting role, which soon developed into a volunteer role. His passion for wildlife attracted him to the Friends’ Birding Course, and he was soon helping to lead these popular courses as demand grew each year. He coordinates the Birding courses, which involves registration, leader coordination, and of course bird identification. David has sat on the Board since 2017. 

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Phil Greer - Treasurer

Phil is a retired Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) who has held executive finance positions with a number of major public companies in Calgary and Vancouver. He holds a Bachelor of Science and a Bachelor of Commence degree from the University of Manitoba and has brought his finance skills to the Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park, serving as Treasurer for the past thirteen years. In addition to his role on the Board, he volunteers in the new Fish Creek Ambassador program. Phil enjoys running in the park, taking part in marathons throughout North America, as well as volunteering at the Calgary International Airport and the Calgary United Soccer Association. 

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Henry Villanueva - Governance Chair

Henry is an Alberta and BC lawyer who practices in the areas of corporate and commercial law, trusts and estate planning, banking and finance, and real estate. With an accounting under-grad, he guides entrepreneurs and non-profits with practical advice, including governance matters so they can focus on their operations and building value. He has been on the Friends board since 2012 and enjoys going for walks and picnics with his family in Fish Creek Provincial Park. As the Friends continues to grow and expand, the sound legal advice Henry regularly provides helps to ensure we are following the correct legal procedures where required. 

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Kari Horn - Secretary

Kari is a Vice-Chair at the Alberta Securities Commission, where she was previously General Counsel for a number of years. Before joining the ASC, Kari practiced corporate and securities law at a large national law firm. Kari has degrees in business and law from Bishop’s University and the University of Victoria, respectively. She joined the Friends’ board in January 2017 and has served as Secretary since January 2019. Kari has volunteered as a board member of the Canadian Corporate Counsel Association, and both the Calgary and Alberta Highland Dancing Associations. Kari, her husband Rob, and their two daughters were born and raised in Calgary and have spent many hours enjoying all that the park has to offer.

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Neil Groeneveld - Director at Large

Neil is a retired business professional having spent the majority of his career working in the oil and gas industry in western Canada. He eventually obtained the position of Vice-President of Geosciences and Land of ARC Resources in Calgary, which he held for eight years. Neil holds an M.Sc. degree in Geology, and is experienced in corporate governance, fiscal reporting and strategy development. Neil currently holds the co-chair position for the Operational Excellence and Strategic Oversight Committee with the Friends of Fish Creek and also serves on the Finance Committee. Neil enjoys an active lifestyle through sports, community involvement, travel and summers at the cottage.

Christina Steed - Director at Large

Christina is a volunteer addict who loves to get out into the community. She has been active in her children’s schools for many years, sat on parent councils and volunteered to teach fitness classes at the YMCA for over 16 years – and counting. Christina holds a double major BA in History and Political Science from the University of Calgary, and has enjoyed working for the Legislative Assembly of Alberta for the past 12 years for elected officials. She also holds a Max Bell Foundation Public Policy Certificate in recognition of her experience helping to develop policies that improve non-profits. While her hobbies include reading and binging on Netflix, her real happy place is right here in Fish Creek Provincial Park.

Mike McCreadie - Director at Large

Mike is a Professional Engineer with over 30 years experience in construction throughout Western Canada. He has held senior executive positions with several General Contracting and Construction Management firms in Calgary, and currently runs his own Construction Management consulting firm. Mike, a relatively new member to the board, also volunteers on the Beaver Co-Existence team and as a Park Watch steward. He is down in the park nearly every day on long morning walks with his dog. In his spare time, Mike trains and competes with his dog in agility programs and is actively involved with a local youth ballet organization as a board member and character performer.