Shannon Frank

Executive Director

Phone: (403) 330-1759

As Executive Director since August 2011, Shannon is proud of how she has grown the OWC by investing in fund development and communications and outreach. Under her leadership, the OWC has doubled its revenue and tripled its staff, boosting its ability to engage citizens in improving the health of the watershed. 

Shannon’s passion for the environment stems from growing up in the boreal forest outside of Thunder Bay, Ontario and studying Environmental Science at the University of Lethbridge. Her past work experience for MULTISAR and the City of Lethbridge focused on environmental education and engaging communities, which she believes are most critical to achieving sustainability. 

In 2016 Shannon was nominated to the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce Top 40 under 40 for her contributions to the community.

Shannon and her husband spend their time building their home in Lethbridge and enjoy fishing and kayaking on rare days off. 




Outreach Assistant

Cell: (587) 257-6485
Email: General:

Dorothy was born and raised right here in Lethbridge. She was brought up in
an active family, which instilled that same sense of community action in her.
From a young age Dorothy has been involved in theatre, nature, and sports,
like running, hiking, tae-kwon- do, rugby, and dragon boating.

Most recently, Dorothy has been working to finish her undergraduate in
Environmental Science at the University of Lethbridge. When she’s not at
school, Dorothy can be found coaching the youth dragon boat program,
participating in a run, or facilitating municipal and youth interaction and
engagement as the chair of Lethbridge’s Youth Advisory Council.

Dorothy is wildly enthusiastic with a huge passion for education and the
environment. She hopes to one day settle into a career in environmental public
education, which she believes to be at the forefront of combating climate change.

Sofie Forsström

Education Program Manager

Cell: (403) 382-8974
Email: General:

A believer in lifelong learning, Sofie is eager to share her passion for education and the environment. Her experience as an educator will contribute to the projects at OWC by finding ways to creatively engage watershed residents and stakeholders, in order to promote environmental literacy and cultivate a strong sense of place.

Prior to joining the team at OWC, Sofie worked as a bilingual science educator at the Royal Tyrrell Museum in Drumheller. She has also worked as an interpreter for Alberta Parks, and has conducted pasture research,  fuelling her fascination with southern Alberta.

Having grown up in rural Alberta, the outdoors is a large part of her life. Sofie spent two years abroad for her graduate studies, working with an international cohort of students and exploring ecosystems as diverse as the Baltic coast of Germany, the Fenno-Scandinavian arctic, and the semi-arid rangelands of Central Asia.

Sofie earned a Master of Science in Applied Ecology from the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK and a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental Studies from the University of Alberta Augustana Campus in Camrose.


Dylan Brassard

Outreach Assistant

Cell: (587) 257-6485
Email: General:

Dylan was born and raised in Strathmore, Alberta where he graduated High School, soon after he enrolled at the University of Lethbridge in their Environmental Science program to pursue a Bachelor of

From a young age, Dylan has spent most of his time outdoors. Fishing, hunting and camping are all activities that he values close to his heart. His experiences with the outdoors through fishing and
hunting gave him a new perspective on nature and helped create the respect and love for it that he has.

Dylan has previously worked during the summers as a biologist and a wildlife technician working with both waterfowl and fish. Dylan is looking forward to exploring the Oldman Watershed and contributing to its preservation and conservation with the Oldman Watershed Council.


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Robinson Taylor

Program Assistant
(April 2016 - February 2018)


Jayme Cabrera lopez

New Media Intern /Communications Assistant
(April 2017-September 2017)


Nata de leeuw

Seasonal Outreach Assistant
(Summer 2017)


Reuben middel

Seasonal Outreach Assistant
(Summer 2017)


Francisco Samayoa

Seasonal Outreach Assistant
(Summer 2017)


Ryan Bell

Seasonal Outreach Assistant
(Summer 2016)



Political Science Intern
(Fall 2015)


Riley sawyer

Communications Intern
(Fall 2015)



Seasonal Outreach Assistant
(Summer 2015)


Seasonal Outreach Assistant
(Summer 2015)