Shannon Frank

Executive Director

Phone: (403) 330-1759
Email: shannon@oldmanwatershed.ca 
General: info@oldmanwatershed.ca

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. 


 

Sofie Forsström

Education Program Manager

Cell: (403) 382-8974
Email: sofie@oldmanwatershed.ca General: info@oldmanwatershed.ca

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.


STUDENT ALMUNI

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DOROTHY GRAHAM

Outreach Assistant
(Summer 2018)



DYLAN BRASSARD

Outreach Assistant
(Summer 2018)

 

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)

 

MAIRIN GETTMAN

Political Science Intern
(Fall 2015)

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Riley sawyer

Communications Intern
(Fall 2015)

 

ROWAN WOLF GARLEFF

Seasonal Outreach Assistant
(Summer 2015)

ADAM JANZEN

Seasonal Outreach Assistant
(Summer 2015)