YOUR McMURRAY TEAM

YOUR McMURRAY TEAM

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Your McMurray Team is a collaboration of authors and contributors from in and around Fort McMurray.

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Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
Published in 2016 Top 50 Under 50
MAGGIE FARRINGTON Profession: Chief Executive Officer, Athabasca Tribal Council Age: 37 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 4.5 Proud to be Métis, and a passionate advocate for Indigenous issues and social justice. Maggie Farrington, 37, is proudly Métis, and a passionate community organizer and advocate. In 2012, after years of practicing…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
Published in 2016 Top 50 Under 50
MARTY GILES Profession: Owner, Northstar Ford Group Age: 48 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 21 Award-winning entrepreneur making a difference. 48-year-old Marty Giles has made his mark in the auto sales industry...not just in Fort McMurray, but in Alberta and even Canada. His passion for Fort McMurray shines through in…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
Published in 2016 Top 50 Under 50
MELANIE FERENCE Profession: Business Owner, Chocolates & Candlelight Age: 43 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 23 Our community’s “Chocolate Lady”. 43-year-old Melanie Ference moved to Fort McMurray 23 years ago in search of a new start. She found it as a legal assistant with Campbell & Cooper, and met her…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
Published in 2016 Top 50 Under 50
MELISSA BLAKE Profession: Mayor, Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo Age: 46 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 34 46-year-old Melissa Blake is best known as her role as Mayor of the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo. She came to Fort McMurray from Quebec as a child in 1982, and graduated from…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
Published in 2016 Top 50 Under 50
MICHAEL MANKOWSKI Profession: Filmmaker Age: 30 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 30 Rescuer of two baby grizzly bears, he learns the most from making his own mistakes. 30-year-old Michael Mankowski is an accomplished screenplay writer, graduate of the University of Lethbridge’s faculty of management, and co-founder of Wood Buffalo Productions.…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
Published in 2016 Top 50 Under 50
MICHELLE THORNE Profession: Theatre Artist (Director, Producer, Performer, Educator) Age: 32 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 32 Deathly afraid of aliens, has always wished she could play the guitar, lover of lasagna. 32-year-old Michelle Thorne is a director, producer, and actor. Born and raised in Fort McMurray, her recent directing…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
Published in 2016 Top 50 Under 50
MITCH MERCREDI Profession: Business Development Manager, Acden Age: 35 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 35 Born and raised in Fort Chipewyan, 35-year-old Mitch Mercredi is a member of the Athabasca Chipewyan First Nation, and has called the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo home all his life. In 2010, Mitch joined…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
Published in 2016 Top 50 Under 50
NELSON BARBOSA Profession: Senior Financial Advisor with ATB Investor Services Age: 34 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 5.5 Appreciates the region and how it allows residents to go out and do the things they enjoy. Typical to the Fort McMurray story, 34-year-old Nelson Barbosa and his wife came to the…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
Published in 2016 Top 50 Under 50
NICOLE BOURQUE-BOUCHIER Profession: CEO & Business Owner Age: 41 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 37 Focused on taking a negative, learning the best lesson possible, and then turning it into a positive. 41-year old Nicole Bourque-Bouchier is a long-time resident of Fort McMurray, and member of the Mikisew Cree First…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
Published in 2016 Top 50 Under 50
NICOLE GREVILLE Profession: Librarian, Wood Buffalo Regional Library Age: 31 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 5 Bending notions of traditional library services, promoting meaningful relationships and a community-led approach. 31-year-old Nicole Greville is the Community Services Librarian at the Wood Buffalo Regional Library. Nicole grew up beside the lake in…

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