Meet the Team

Calgary Cityscape
Calgary Cityscape

Meet the Team

Get to know the team behind Calgary’s meetings and conventions scene. We’re crazy about Calgary – and it shows! Our mission is to assist you in bringing your vision to life, while ensuring your delegates get the most out of The Stampede City. Learn more about our team and our favourite Calgary activities below, and then connect with us today! We can’t wait to meet you.


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Carson Ackroyd

Come to Calgary to: golf at Kananaskis Country Golf Course and watch the Calgary Stampeders football team play on a sunny afternoon.

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David Woodward

Come to Calgary to: take in a concert at one of Calgary's live music venues along Music Mile, or grab a micro brewed pint at one of the dozens of craft breweries in our amazing city.  

Business Development

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Blair Keating

Come to Calgary to: zip down North America’s fastest zipline at WinSport, Canada’s Olympic Park.


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Sandra Moniz, CMP, CMM, DES

Eastern Canada

Come to Calgary to: race down a professional bobsleigh track - in the summer! Take the summer bobsled at WinSport for an adrenaline rush. 


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Jennifer Beatty, DES, HMCC

Come to Calgary to: shop your heart out at CrossIron Mills and take in Studio Bell, Canada’s National Music Centre, one of the coolest things I’ve ever experienced. 


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Kyla Knudson

Eastern USA

Come to Calgary to: take in the impressive public art downtown, like "Wonderland" at Bow Tower, the heritage buildings on Stephen Avenue, and the striking Peace Bridge spanning the Bow River. Once you've walked up an appetite, head to 17th Avenue to enjoy some of Calgary's dining hotspots. 

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Fraser Abbott

Event & Client Services

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Cassandra Graves


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Charleen Sliwon

Come to Calgary to: shop local in boutique Inglewood or 17th Avenue.

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Mary Frances Ryan

Come to Calgary to: relax at the Kananaskis Nordic Day Spa, followed by dinner at the Cedar Room (try the Tomahawk steak). Wrap up the day with drinks at Woody’s Pub & Patio.

Sales Support and Marketing

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Dana Hayes

Come to Calgary to: dig into the local food scene with Alberta Food Tours.


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Janelle Shields

Come to Calgary to: get inspired at Calgary’s Central Library, one of Time Magazine’s “52 Places to Go in 2019”. Grab a coffee at Luke’s on the lower level before heading up.