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.
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Having lived in the country on an acreage for 28 years I am privileged to interact with wildlife daily. From the birds we feed in our orchard, to our resident porcupine, the moose, deer, fox and of course coyotes, there is always something around to admire! My love of animals began with my dogs, cats and horses, and grew during university summer jobs at a zoo where I was fortunate to work with a variety of animals, large and small.
I have an administrative business background, and volunteer in varying capacities regularly, including non-profit Board experience. I am a certified Horticulturist in greenhouse crop production, hobby Beekeeper, certified Raw Food Chef, and love to read.
I am excited to have joined the Board of AIWC and work in support of this wonderful organization and their contribution to the welfare of our local wildlife!
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Ellen Wright Terrill joined the AIWC Board of Directors in the summer of 2018. With decades of experience leading not-for-profit and government organizations she now chooses to focus her energy and talents in ways that further her passions and enhance our community.
Most recently Ellen served the Calgary Police Commission as its Executive Director from 2010 to 2018, and was responsible for strategic leadership and overall management of the organization. Before coming to the Commission, she was the President and CEO of the Better Business Bureau of Southern Alberta.
Ellen completed her MBA with a concentration in board governance and has completed the requirements for The Institute of Corporate Directors’ Not For Profit Governance Essentials Program.
Many of Ellen’s formative years were spent in a rural community where she was surrounded by animals. It was during this time she came to love the tranquility offered in nature and by wildlife and to appreciate our responsibility as partners – and often stewards – in our shared environment.