Board of Directors & Staff

PositionNameAffiliation or ProfessionLocation
ChairMike ChristensenEPCOR
Vice-ChairKellie NichiporikMoose Lake Watershed SocietyBonnyville
TreasurerAdam NorrisEnvironmental StewardLittle Smoky
Secretary Breda MuldoonEnvironmental ConsultantEdmonton
DirectorDörte KösterEnvironmental ConsultantEdmonton
DirectorJay WhiteAquality Environmental ConsultingEdmonton
DirectorStephanie NeufeldEPCOREdmonton
DirectorBrendan GantonLakeland CollegeVermillion
DirectorWendell KoningLimnologistCalgary
DirectorJennifer KerrLimnologistEdmonton
DirectorDevon ShouldiceGIS SpecialistCalgary
DirectorMelissa LoganEnvironmental SpecialistSt. Albert
DirectorRosemarie FerjucWetland EcologistCalgary
Staff: Executive DirectorBradley PeterALMSEdmonton
Staff: Program ManagerBrittany OnysykALMSEdmonton
Staff: Program CoordinatorKurstyn CappisALMSEdmonton
Staff: Program TechnicianKirsten LetendreALMSEdmonton

Bradley Peter, Executive Director

Bradley is the Executive Director of the Alberta Lake Management Society. Bradley completed a B.Sc. in Ecology in 2010 at the University of Alberta with a special interest in freshwater biology. Bradley has spent 12 years working on lakes and community based monitoring programs with a goal of improving our understanding and the management of lakes, reservoirs, and their watersheds. In his “spare” time Bradley loves to go bowling with friends.

Brittany Onysyk, Program Manager

Growing up in a rural setting in Alberta, Brittany developed a great adoration of the environment. She has fond childhood memories camping around the province, and spent many summer days at lakes in the greater Edmonton region (especially Miquelon!). Having a deep appreciation for the environment and a desire to conserve it, Brittany graduated from the University of Alberta in 2018 with a B.Sc. in Environmental & Conservation Sciences, majoring in Land Reclamation. Brittany has held various field-based positions throughout the province, and is looking forward to expanding her knowledge on lake ecosystems as the Program Manager at ALMS. When she’s not out on the lake, you’ll find her out exploring with her dogs!

Kurstyn Perrin, Program Coordinator

Kurstyn’s love for lakes began as a child, by spending many summers at her family cabin at Pigeon Lake and by camping a lot around Alberta. She graduated from the University of Alberta in 2015 with a B.Sc. in Environmental and Conservation Sciences, with a major in Conservation Biology. In winter 2022, she joined ALMS to support the winter programs and then became a LakeWatch Technician in the summer, and learned lots about freshwater and invasive species monitoring. You will find her in the new role as the Indigenous Community Based Monitoring (ICBM) Program Coordinator, leading our new water quality monitoring program working with Indigenous communities residing in the oil sands regions of Alberta. She is looking forward to continuing her work in aquatic ecosystem management and connecting with new communities across Alberta.

Kirsten Letendre, LakeWatch Technician

Kirsten’s passion for lakes started as a young girl spending her winters on McLeod Lake, ice fishing, and her summers on Pigeon Lake, camping, fishing and doing water sports. Her childhood passions continued into adulthood, and you can typically find Kirsten outside, near some body of water. She graduated from Grant MacEwan University in 2022 with a B.Sc., majoring in Biological Sciences. She has spent time working in a biology lab, working with orphaned and injured wildlife, and working on a fish monitoring study, looking at the health of fish in lakes across Alberta. Kirsten started with ALMS in fall 2022 to support their winter programs and is now looking forward to exploring the province and learning more about Alberta’s amazing aquatic ecosystems as a LakeWatch Technician this summer.

Maddie Koning, LakeWatch Technician

Maddie has always enjoyed recreating on Alberta’s lakes. Her favourite outdoor activities include hiking, swimming, paddleboarding, and cycling. Her enjoyment of Alberta’s natural systems and lakes has grown into a passion for conservation and sustainability. Maddie graduated from The King’s University in 2023 with a bachelor’s degree in Environmental Studies, with a concentration in Social Sciences. Her coursework involved learning and researching the social dimensions of resource management. Maddie looks forward to learning more about Alberta’s aquatic ecosystems, and connecting with passionate Lakewatch volunteers.

Sarah Klimchuk, Recreational Water Technician

Sarah recently graduated from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. Although she was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Sarah has been admiring the beauty and adventure within Alberta lakes and mountains throughout her life from Sylvan Lake to Sulphur Skyline Trail. Sarah began working with ALMS as an intern in 2021 for a research project with the University of Alberta, and took on the role of Recreational Water Technician in 2022. Sarah is excited to be back as Recreational Water Technician this summer and looking forward to working with Beach Operators, volunteers, and beach-goers this season to support and promote safe, healthy, and fun recreational water use!

Brandon Coull, Recreational Water Technician

Brandon’s interest in freshwater ecology began by spending his summers at Lac Sante fishing and boating. He always preferred spending his time outdoors and that led him to a career in biology. He went to the University of Alberta where he graduated with a B.Sc. specializing in ecology and conservation in 2022. Bandon focused his studies on freshwater communities and worked in a lab sampling streams across Alberta while in school. He is eager to start his job as a recreational water technician and is excited to see what the summer holds.

Jordyn Lajeunesse, Satellite Technician

Jordyn’s passion for the outdoors developed growing up in Saskatchewan, spending most of her time at the lakes. She was immersed in numerous activities, including camping, fishing, and other water recreational activities. She continues pursuing outdoor activities like backcountry camping, hiking, and exploring Alberta’s vast nature. She graduated from MacEwan University in 2023 with a B.Sc. majoring in Biology and looks forward to focusing on working with the community and freshwater ecology. She will be working on the Satellite project as a technician in the summer. She looks forward to learning more about algal blooms and using satellite imagery as a visualization tool to understand better algal bloom dynamics and how this varies across Alberta lakes.