2016 Top 50 Under 50

Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
JODIE COOPER Profession: Director, Sport and Recreation Age: 34 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 7 Seeking opportunities in need rather than focusing on the spotlight. Playing a vital role in sport, recreation, health and wellness, 34-year-old Jodie Cooper is continually working to make a difference in the quality of life…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
JOHN KNOX Profession: Program and Promotions Director, Country 93.3 and 97.9 ROCK Age: 47 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 3.5 John has numerous awards and even an honorary degree from his alma mater, but the awards and accomplishments of his team mean by far the most to John. 47-year-old John…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
KELLI STEWART Profession: Dance Educator & Choreographer Age: 33 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 5 An insanely passionate human who strives to create safe spaces where people can truly be themselves and inspire each other. 33-year-old Kelli Stewart began her dance training in Vancouver at the age of two. Tap…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
KEN & CHRISTINA BOWIE Ken - Profession: Executive Chef, Regional Recreation Corporation of Wood Buffalo Age: 45 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 7 Christina - Profession: Executive Chef, Quality Inn and Conference Centre Age: 37 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 7 Power couple status: Ken and Christina have been named…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
KIRAN MALIK-KHAN Profession: Communications Professional/Journalist/Writer Age: 39 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 16 Kiran’s expertise resides in telling the right story. Kiran Malik-Khan, 39, is the communications coordinator for the Fort McMurray Public School District. She’s a TEDx Fort McMurray speaker, a freelance journalist who loves sharing stories about Fort…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
LUANA BUSSIERES Profession: Executive Director, St. Aidan’s Society Age: 49 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 49 The theme of Luana’s life is that she is blessed to always be surrounded by amazing people who love her, care about her, care about this community, and share her values and passions. 49-year-old…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
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
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…

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