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Board of Directors


The Board of Directors consists of 10 members with four community representatives, three industry representatives and three government representatives.


Fraser Stewart(2015 - 2018) electedFraser Stewart

Fraser is a strong supporter of numerous community volunteer organizations. Currently involved the Waterton Advisory Group, which is how he got here. Fraser has represented the skiers, shareholders, and cabin owners of the Castle Mountain Community for 9+ years. An avid skier, Fraser is starting his 37 year volunteering with the Canadian Ski Patrol, as a patroller, 1st-aid and CPR instructor and a mentor to recruits. As well as the Pro Patrol for 6 years in the infirmary.
Representing the Southern Alberta rural viewpoint and continuing the work already started by Synergy Alberta.
Fraser retired after serving the residents of Lethbridge for 32 years, with the Lethbridge Fire Department. His career included working on the Ambulance, Fire, Rescue, Aerial trucks, and the Water Rescue Team. Culminating his career, Fraser taught fire safety, accident and injury prevention, to industry, business, students and people of all ages.
Fraser and Monica have called Castle Mountain Resort home, or Heaven, for six years, with their two dogs.

Trina Wakelin (2015 - 2018) elected



Judy Winter  (2014 - 2017) elected
Judy was raised on a farm in the Delburne area. She   graduated with a B.Ed from the U of A and taught in Calgary and Edmonton before moving to the Caroline area to farm with her husband's family (now with their son and his wife) and raise their four children. 

Judy was a substitute teacher for about 12 years as well active in the Butte community and involved in her children's activities including 4-H, Scouts, dance, sports and anything else that came along.  At present, she is a proud Grandma to seven wonderful grandchildren.

She learned early on that with cooperation and respect there is always a better chance of success whether it is talking to a two year old, a cranky cow, or a know-it-all teenager.  The fact that these tenets were part of the synergy movement made it an easy transition to "synergist".

She was part of the original membership of the Butte Action Committee and this led her to the first Synergy conference as a presenter and then on the conference planning committees ever since. 

Judy is excited to be part of the directorship of Synergy Alberta to represent the community viewpoint and to continue with the hard work that has already been done to give synergy groups in Alberta the support they can use to be the best they can be.


Brenda Knight (2016-2019) elected



Chris Montgomery (2014-2017) - appointed by Canadian Association of Petroleum Producers (CAPP)









Alice Murray (2014 - 2017) elected

Alice Murray is the Community Affairs Coordinator for Central Alberta Region for Shell Canada Energy. Alice has 20 years of experience dealing with issues and consultation around sour gas development. She is an active member of five Synergy Groups and is a founding member and on the Board of Directors of Synergy Alberta. Alice is a member of the Alberta Arbitration and Mediation Society and holds a certificate in Conflict Resolution and graduated with distinction with a BA in Communication from Royal Roads University. Alice lives on a multi-generation family farm with her husband, daughter, son-in-law and grandsons in the beautiful parkland area near Caroline, Alberta.



Jill Salus (2015 - 2018) elected




Peter Dobbie (2015 - 2018) appointed by Alberta Agriculture

Peter J. Dobbie, Q.C., was appointed as the Farmers' Advocate for Alberta in April of 2012 bringing to the position more than 20 years of experience as a lawyer advising farmers and agribusinesses, and as a resident of rural Alberta.

Peter holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Western Ontario, as well as a Bachelor of Law and a Master of Business Administration from the University of Alberta. For more than 20 years, he has worked as a lawyer advising farmers and agribusinesses in financing, purchase, sale, leasing, surface rights, dispute resolution, succession planning and estate administration matters, giving him direct knowledge of the laws and regulations.
He also has years of experience as a volunteer with organizations such as the Rotary Club of Vegreville, the 4-H Foundation of Alberta and the Vegreville and District Chamber of Commerce, and as a Commission Member of the Alberta Electoral Boundaries Commission.



Darcy Allen (2016 - 2019) appointed by Alberta Energy Regulator


Karen Henderson (2017 - 2019) appointed by Alberta Energy Regulator