Adam Luciuk is the General Manager of the Edmonton Ski Club with 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).
Christopher Field developed an interest in sport starting as a spectator at the ‘83 Universiade Games where he experienced the magic and inspiration which can happen through large scale events. This interest has continued to evolve over the years, first as a volunteer at the 1994 Commonwealth Games and the 2002 FIFA Women’s U-19 World Cup, and then as an employee of the Edmonton Oilers working in Community and Alumni Relations. Christopher has gained additional major games planning experience by managing the branding and look of the 2006 Asian Games in Doha, Qatar and working for the London Organizing Committee of the 2012 Summer Olympics. Today, Christopher is a Chartered Accountant (CPA), currently employed by Mattamy Homes as Director of Finance. He has served as an ESC Director and as the Treasurer since April 2018.
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 the Sport, Physical Activity and Recreation branch of Alberta Culture, Multiculturalism and Status of Women. 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.
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.
Jennifer Leo is the new Director of The Steadward Centre for Personal & Physical Achievement, in the Faculty of Kinesiology, Sport, and Recreation at the University of Alberta. Newly returning to Edmonton after residing in Ontario for the past eight years, Jennifer is very excited about the opportunity to contribute to the development of active living, active recreation, and sport in Edmonton. Jennifer brings a strong academic background to the ESC with a PhD in Adapted Physical Activity and a Master of Arts from the Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation, University of Alberta, and a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) from the Faculty of Kinesiology & Physical Education at Wilfrid Laurier University. Particularly interested in diversity and inclusion in active living, active recreation, and sport, Jennifer is a member at large on PHE Canada’s Research Council. As an athlete, Jennifer competed in field hockey at the Ontario Summer Games, intramural women’s hockey, and on a regular basis participates in yoga, running, strength training and group fitness classes.
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.
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 Miskolzi 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.