Originally from South Africa, Robert moved to Canada in 1999. He has worked with RBC for the past 12 years covering all areas of finance from Financial Planning, Small Business development and now working as a Commercial Account Manager. In 2010, he became an Associate Institute of Canadian Bankers (AICB). Robert then moved to Fort McMurray in 2014 and currently sits on the Board for The HUB as Treasurer. Robert fosters the vision of helping businesses grow and communities prosper. He continues to work with business owners and organizations to ensure their success and continuity of business.
Originally from Saint John, New Brunswick, Matthew (or Matty) spent 6 years working as a child/youth counselor in social profit and pastoral organizations. He moved to Fort McMurray in 2014 to develop the infrastructure of Family & Children Ministries for a local church. Matthew is currently employed by the RMWB and actively contributes to the Fort McMurray community with his wife Jacqui of 13 years and his 3 daughters. Having 3 daughters from age 8-12 years old, Matthew believes that it is important to invest in the youth as they hold the keys to a brighter and better future.
Loriley made the move to Fort McMurray in 2008 after pursuing education in Human Resources and hasn’t looked back since. From a young age, Loriley has passionately pursued giving her time for the benefit of others through many different outlets. She has a vast array of volunteer experience under her belt, from pet therapy to event planning to coaching Cheerleading – she’s done a bit of everything! Loriley was the Vice-President of Advancing Canadian Entrepreneurship (Students In Free Enterprise) for the college she attended. Loriley prides herself on being invested in her community and recently served on the Community Investment Committee through United Way for three terms and even supported a few agencies hands-on that fell under her umbrella during that time. Loriley is also dedicated to a Senior’s Outreach program through McMan Youth & Family Services. Loriley firmly believes it takes a community to raise a child thus making the decision to serve on the Board an easy way of giving back and ensuring that the next generation has a place to grow and discover. Her greatest reward is being a parent, Foster Parent and seeing others Pay-It-Forward.
Barbara is a long time Fort McMurray resident, who raised her family and built her career as a Financial Planner and Branch Manager with Scotiabank. Barbara enjoys camping, hiking and trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle with frequent gym visits. As a mom of two kids, the Boys & Girls Club was an important part of her family’s life by giving her the ability to work full time and provide for her kids. Now that her children are grown, she is getting involved in the community. Barbara believes the children and youth of Fort McMurray are the future and looks forward to providing her input in shaping the lives of youth in the Club. Contributing to such a vital part of Fort McMurray’s community and giving back to an organization that strives to help youth and families is one of her core values.
Anniken shares a passion for community and inclusiveness. After moving to Fort McMurray from Halifax in 2012, she was immediately involved in her new community through various volunteer outlets and events. Currently pursuing her designation in Sustainable Economic Development, Business Management through SAIT and completing her certification for Contract Development and Administration at Keyano College. An approachable and nurturing demeanour with a strong work ethic and focused vision. Her beliefs lie in creating space for growth and constant improvement, embracing change and exploring new options.
“Achievement is talent plus preparation” – Malcolm Gladwell
Celeste Landry has lived in Fort McMurray for 32 years and has a son named Jacques (36) and a daughter named Kristen (38). She started her career in 1990 and has 18 years of experience with the Fort McMurray Catholic School Board and the Fort McMurray Public School Board. Celeste now holds a 12-year tenure at Canadian Natural Resources Limited.
In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family (especially her 4 grandchildren), her friends, travelling, reading and relaxing by the ocean.
Celeste was passionate about volunteering with Some Other Solutions in 1991-2012 as a Helpline listener, where she eventually joined their Board as Secretary then Vice Chair. She also enjoys volunteering with organizations such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and School Parent Associations.
She loves to give back to the Wood Buffalo community as she amazed at what can be accomplished when people come together with a vision and contribute kindness, effort and support to provide services for the youth in our community.