Adam Luciuk was the General Manager of the Edmonton Ski Club until October 2021 and has many years of experience in managing staff and volunteers of all ages, developing continually growing programs, and ensuring utmost health and safety. Adam comes to the ESC with a Bachelor’s degree in Health and Physical Education with a focus on Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership. He is passionate when it comes to creating unique ways for people to easily and positively grow, be healthy, and develop active habits in their lives. At the Edmonton Ski Club, Adam successfully re-opened the ski hill after years of being closed and expanded their programs’ reach and offerings to the community, including Edmonton’s first Ice Wall.
Aisulu Abdykadyrova has a wealth of experience in sport as a parent of an elite athlete, a program director, a researcher, event organizer, and spectator. Six years ago, Aisulu arrived in Canada from Kyrgyzstan to complete her PhD in Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta. As a newcomer to Canada, Aisulu found meaningful connections within the community though her daughter’s involvement in rhythmic gymnastics. Her daughter’s passion for the sport sparked her own passion which led to serving in volunteer positions as Vice President and President of the Edmonton Rhythmic Sportive Gymnastics Association (2015-2020) before being hired as the Program Director for the organization (2020). Aisulu also volunteers her time to the Kyrgyz Association in Alberta where she has served as the Treasurer, Vice President, and President (since 2015).
Danielle Gregg (Wotherspoon) is very passionate about health and wellness, strongly viewing sport as an essential tool to keep our communities healthy. She has a special interest in keeping women, and especially children, active and healthy, and can be found teaching prenatal yoga, as well as consulting new moms and families on the importance of nutrition. Danielle has a huge interest in Governance in sport, and a passion to help create positive change at the highest level. She loves working in a team environment and to build a strong community. She was a member of Team Canada (speed skating) at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics, a member of the Canadian Sport Centre Calgary’s Athlete Advisory Council and has been a Fast and Female Ambassador since 2013, all while continuing to foster the development of athletes within speed skating. In other roles, Danielle is the President of the Glenora Preschool Board of Directors, an advisor to the Edmonton Riverhawks Baseball Club, and is pursuing a Post Graduate Certificate in International Sports Management at the University of London, UK. Danielle can often be found with her husband and 4 little ones, running, biking, skiing or skating somewhere in Edmonton's river valley.
David Hennig has been a participant, coach and supporter of sport and active lifestyles his entire life. His professional career has included working in the media and with the media, as a communications consultant. Currently David is the Business Development and Communications Coordinator with MacDavid-Sawchyn & Associates. A current member of the Edmonton Challenge Board of Directors, David was the Alberta Public Affairs Bureau’s Corporate Challenge program coordinator for more than 12 years. David has been a community softball, soccer and hockey coach for 15 years and is committed to fitness and recreation. Today, David continues to enjoy golf, recreational hockey, tennis and biking. He is a regular user of the City of Edmonton’s bike paths, trail system and recreational facilities.
Douglas Anton has an extensive background in sport administration, having held positions with different Provincial and National Sport Organizations and within the post-secondary sport system for a number of years. Doug was a high performance volleyball player and played at the university, junior national team, and European club level. He completed a Bachelors of Physical Education in Sport Administration and Coaching from the University of Alberta (1990) and a Masters of Human Kinetics in Sport Management at the University of Ottawa (2012). For a period of time, Doug was an active tennis official and officiated at a couple of entry levels ITF professional events as well as a Roger’s Cup event in Toronto. Doug has coached volleyball at a wide variety of level from introductory programs to the college level. In his daily life, Doug enjoys cycling regularly and playing tennis.
Erin Burton is a lawyer practising in the litigation practice group at Duncan Craig LLP with a focus on insurance & risk management, administrative law and commercial litigation. An active mountain biker (cross country and downhill) in summer, Erin transitions to enjoying the slippery slopes through skiing during the winter. Erin rounds out her active time with golf, hiking in the Rockies, playing recreational slo-pitch, and walking or running Edmonton’s fabulous river valley with her husband and toddler. As a volunteer, Erin also gives her time to the Edmonton Community Legal Centre and as a board member for the Edmonton and Area Corporate Challenge. Erin earned her Bachelor of Laws (2010) after achieving a Bachelor of Arts with Distinction (2007) at the University of Alberta.
Geneva Coulter has a degree in Kinesiology, majoring in Adapted Physical Activity from the University of Alberta (2021). Actively involved in parasport as an athlete, volunteer, and coach most of her life, Geneva played for the Women’s National Para Hockey Team (2013-2018) and served as the Alternate Team Captain during that time. Geneva was one of two female players rostered for the Alberta Provincial Para Hockey Team (2014-2018) and the Alberta Provincial Women’s Para Hockey Team (2017-2018) where she served as the Team Captain. To give back to the community, she started coaching para hockey at fifteen, and has coached for many organizations including Hockey Alberta, Women’s Para Hockey of Canada, Paralympic Sports Association, and Edmonton Sled Hockey Club. As a para hockey coach, Geneva works with individuals experiencing disability and is responsible for recreational program planning.
James Rosnau has been the Executive Director of Athletics Alberta for five and a half years. Previous senior administration experience includes serving as the Chief Operating Officer for Mainline Innovations, Director of Operations for FC Edmonton, General Manager of the Sherwood Park Soccer Association, and several roles with the Minnesota Twins Professional Baseball Club. James has a Bachelor of Science/Kinesiology from the California University of Pennsylvania (Presidential Scholar), is an NCCP Level 2 basketball coach, and has previous Board experience (Edmonton Legacy Foundation Board and Mainline Innovations Executive Board). James was a college level basketball athlete, coached at the international level, and is an experienced international event organizer.
Jeremy Haluschak is employed as the Manager of Business Operations for Hockey Alberta, is a Certified Professional Accountant (Certified Management Accounts of Alberta), and is working on a Masters of Business Administration at the University of Alberta. Currently leading the development of Hockey Alberta’s enterprise risk management plan, Jeremy previously collaborated in the creation of risk, injury and conduct management resources for Hockey Alberta, and presentation of the same within Alberta. Jeremy’s previous volunteer experience was gained as a board member for the Friends of the Ukrainian Village Society for six years, where he served as Treasurer for four years, chaired the organization’s Nominating Committee, and served on the Human Resources Committee when it filled the Executive Director’s position. He also served as a coach for the North East Zone Sports Council / Maple Leaf Athletic Club for ten years. Lastly, Jeremy is hopeful to leave the legacy that the ESC and all sport in Edmonton is in a better place through strong leadership, and increasing knowledge at the community level in how to ensure the delivery of quality sport experiences.
Katrina Maximchuk has a passion of working with disabled athletes which is founded in her experience growing up with a younger sister with disabilities whose needs were very high during the mid-nineties when community participation opportunities were quite limited. Today, Katrina has a Master of Arts degree in Adapted Physical Activity from the University of Alberta (2013) and serves as the Executive Director for the Paralympic Sports Association (PSA). This followed her service as a Board Member, including the position of Board Secretary, for PSA from 2013-2020. In serving as a Director of the Edmonton Sport Council, Katrina will endeavor to increase awareness of and access to adapted sport in Edmonton. She is also passionate about physical literacy, with a keen eye to supporting the development of fundamental movement skills in the early years. She also hopes to work alongside other community members who share a similar appreciation for the growth of, and access to, sport and learn from their unique experiences.
Shannon Pynn has worn many hats when it comes to sport, as an athlete (competitive and recreational), a coach, an avid spectator, and a scholar. A student in the University of Alberta’s Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation since 2012, Shannon is currently a third year PhD student in the Child and Adolescent Sport and Activity Lab. As an athlete, Shannon played a variety of different competitive youth sports, such as volleyball and basketball, and continues to participate at a recreational level. She is also an avid cross country skier, and enjoys mountain hiking during the summer. Shannon coached the Grande Prairie Wolves Volleyball Club for three years, served as the South Jasper Place Blue Jays Bantam AAA Mental Skills Coach (2018), and is currently the Mental Performance Coach for Team Laura Walker. Team Walker competes in the World Curling Tour, won the 2020 Alberta Scotties Tournament of Hearts, and competed nationally as Team Alberta.
Stacy Miskolczi is a police officer with the Edmonton Police Service (EPS). During her 15 years with EPS she has been involved with Major Event Management and as a school resource officer. As a school resource officer she was a coach that focused on introducing students with disabilities to cross country running and track and field. She is also an elite stair runner competing nationally and internationally. These experiences and her community focus will bring a new perspective to the ESC that will assist in the Live Active Strategy. While serving on the ESC Board she hopes to draw on her past board experience in Saskatchewan and be an advocate for sport accessibility and demonstrating how you live an active lifestyle without having to spend a significant amount of money.