Jen joined AIWC in April 2013 as a centre volunteer and member of the photography and writing committee. In 2014, she assumed the role of primary editor for AIWC’s quarterly newsletter the Recovery Review, and she also helps keep AIWC current on social media.
A believer in life-long education, Jen has two Bachelor’s degrees from the University of Calgary, and continues to complete additional courses and certifications. She currently works in contracts and intellectual property.
A native Albertan, Jen believes each person shares in the responsibility to preserve all local wildlife, from impressive owls and eagles to the squirrels, songbirds, and other urban wildlife that frequent our backyards. She is honoured to have the opportunity to serve on this dedicated Board, and to support and grow AIWC’s success.
Kayle Paustian graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce. He is currently in his last year of the CMA-CPA Designation’s SLP Program. He is self-employed and works in research and analyst capacities to provide reserve fund studies to condominium corporations.
This is Kayle’s third term on the Board of Directors. He is a life long animal lover who hopes to use his business acumen for AIWC’s continued and future successes.
Peter Jurisic is a business consultant having worked in a variety of industries for almost 40 years. Peter was the Chairperson and committee member of Alberta Flood Aid which raised over 2 million dollars for the Calgary Foundation flood relief efforts in 2013.
Katherine Pederson has been with AIWC since 2006. She is a Centre volunteer, rescue driver and a member of the photography and writing committee. After finding a near-blind house finch in her backyard, the wonderful, caring world of AIWC became her own.
Katherine looks forward to serving on the Board, and is proud to be a part of this dedicated team.
Ted Gilson has been a volunteer rescue driver with AIWC since 2006, and is also a member of the photography and writing committee.
Rescue driving and taking part in intake exams have enriched Ted’s life; every bird and animal that he passes by is viewed with greater knowledge and appreciation. The camaraderie with the staff and fellow volunteers at AIWC is also very rewarding. Ted is looking forward to his new role as a director.
Moya has been involved with AIWC since early 2013. She is a volunteer, educational animal assistant and rescue driver.
From a very early age, Moya developed a deep respect and love for all animals. She has always enjoyed caring for animals and spending time with them and appreciates the joy that animals bring to our lives on a daily basis. Animals are a big part of Moya’s life and family, especially her three very spoiled rescue cats.
Moya feels fortunate to have the opportunity to serve on the Board and is honored to work with such a passionate and dedicated team of staff and volunteers.
Holly Wong is in her last year of law school at the University of Calgary and will be articling with DLA Piper LLP in Calgary in 2018. She has a strong commitment to volunteerism and the social and economic well-being of her community.
In addition to serving on the board of AIWC, she is a board member of the Servants Anonymous Society and is a student leader of diversity initiatives in the Faculty of Law and the University. Prior to law school, Holly used her graduate degree in sociology to conduct and coordinate research at the Cumming School of Medicine, through which she authored a number of publications.
Currently, Holly complements her research skills with her legal education to research and publish on liability of technological advances in healthcare. She is passionate about human and animal rights, and has professional and volunteer experience with a number of not-for-profits serving women, children, and animals, in Calgary. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, designing terrariums, traveling, and satisfying her foodie cravings at eateries of all sorts.