A cold winter day snuggled up with her furry companion while listening to an Eddie Vedder album is where Anna Noble finds comfort. But when she’s not at home being Cat mom, Noble is out in the community supporting others.
The Vancouver Island native always had her mind focused on the people living in her surroundings, and gained her first communications position volunteering with the community garden in her hometown. This experience led her into an internship with a local environmental magazine and is where she had her first research article published.
“After this, I knew I wanted to use my skills for a good cause,” she shared. “I always knew I wanted to do something creative, like journalism or design, and would always make my own mock-magazines at home.”
After moving to Fort McMurray in 2013, Noble stayed planted in the social profit sector and further completed an associate arts degree through an online program with Thompson Rivers. Today, she continues to flourish in a place she calls “the most giving community that I have ever witnessed.”
Noble is well-known locally for her role as Communications & Development Manager at the Wood Buffalo Food Bank. As bear witness to philanthropy, she understands why a community works best when it unites and helps out one another. She pours her heart into her work and communicates the needs of the food bank, whether she’s on the clock or not.
“Being a part of this community means being involved as much as I can,” she said. “This really is such a wonderful place to live and work, and that is because of the people. So, it’s our job to keep it that way.”
When she’s not behind-the-scenes volunteering for numerous organizations offering her talent in marketing and communications, she is helping animals and has volunteered in the past by teaching cat yoga classes through programs supported by the Fort McMurray SPCA.
“I am very passionate about the welfare of all humans and animals, and believe everyone should have access to a happy and healthy life,” she said.