Daniel Kowall | President
Daniel Kowall and his wife Tali moved to Kelvin Grove in 2015, since then they have had two beautiful boys. Daniel is a native Calgarian and grew up very close to CKE communities in Pumphill, and went to high school at Henry Wisewood, he has always loved the area.
Daniel has a Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree and is enjoying his career as a Realtor with REMAX House of Real Estate.
When he is not selling houses or doing Presidential duties at the CKE, you can find Daniel spending time with his family, travelling, working on his race car in the garage, or out at the race track.
Elysse Dalla-Longa | Vice President
Elysse Dalla-Longa currently works for Tidal Energy Marketing, the marketing arm of Enbridge Inc as a Senior Crude Oil Trader, focusing on marketing strategies for North American oil and NGL production.
Elysse joined the Calgary Petroleum Club “CPC” as a member in 2014 as an opportunity to enhance her professional networking interests. After two years of successfully spearheading initiatives to engage the younger membership base at the Club she was nominated to serve as a Governor on the CPC Board and is the youngest person to have been elected to the Board since Club inception in 1949. She was sought after by the CPC Board to lead, integrate and engage the organization’s growing young professional membership as well as enhance their online media presence. She played a key role in fostering this initiative, which has successfully enrolled over 300 young members. With the recent oil and gas industry downturn, Elysse has initiated several programs within the club to support members in career transition as a result of industry restructuring. This program has allowed business professionals to “stay connected” and the effect has been turning what would otherwise be a difficult time into an opportunity for the Club to support the business community while looking for creative and innovative ways to harness underutilized human capital.
Elysse has also received the Young Women in Energy Award in 2017 for her contributions to changing the face of the energy industry by challenging the status quo and promoting diversity. Beyond Elysse’s normal workday, she has been focused on two other professional interests, staying connected to the community and ensuring the longevity of the energy industry opportunities in Calgary.
Glen Haslhofer | Treasurer
Glen and his family have called Kelvin Grove home for the past 8 years and love the community. As a CPA and Principal for an international accounting and consulting firm, Glen has over 20 years of experience advising entrepreneurial clients on cross border business expansions. He has presented on international tax and trade matters for various organizations, including the OECD, and has served as a coach and mentor to numerous practitioners.
When he is not skiing or mountain biking in Fernie, Glen can be found playing tennis on the newly resurfaced CKE courts or walking his dog Maggie around the neighbourhood. He is also a self-professed music historian!
Zonita Haggis | Secretary
Zonita Haggis. Born and raised in Labrador. Was tired of waiting for her Hogwarts letter so she attended university in Newfoundland and obtained an engineering degree. Moved across the country to Calgary where she met and married her forever love, Barry, who is a CKE OG. Spends all of her free time hanging with her husband, rescue dog, and baby boy. Can be found embracing the long winters by warming up with spicy foods but her guilty pleasure is grilled cheese sandwiches with tomato soup. Favourite pastime is organizing anything and everything! Loves CKE because it reminds her of home and is her “small town” in a big city.
Jen Sherstabetoff | Community Centre Coordinator
Jen was born and raised in the community of Scarborough in Calgary for most of her life then went on to build an infill in 2014 in Windsor Park with her husband, Will, and 2 sons Benjamin and Riley. Jen loves keeping herself busy and takes pride in her 4 jobs, understanding that customer service is key! On the side, Jen loves to get together with her volleyball team to smash some volleyballs over the net or get in a round at the golf course with her husband and sister. Most importantly, she enjoys watching her boys play hockey and baseball (especially on a beautiful sunny day!)
Jessica Kopitar | Interim Planning & Development Director
Jessica is an accomplished award-winning recruitment professional with over a decade in talent acquisition. Her passion for building connections is what drove her to expand her career into account management and business development. She started her career at an Oil & Gas company in Calgary, but quickly realized her true calling was in recruitment where she could change people’s careers and lives.
In 2022 she co-founded Catch Recruitment and has continued to successfully build strong relationships with both clients and candidates. Jessica is particularly passionate about community involvement and has served as a board director on various not-for-profits in Calgary.
On evenings and weekends, you may find Jessica at a local fitness studio, out for dinner with friends supporting local businesses, at a dog park or enjoying a neighborhood walk with her husband (a CKE OG), two small children, and two very large dogs.
Don McArthur | Membership Director
Don has lived in Kelvin Grove since 2001 where he and his wife raised three
boys. He has recently retired from the oil and gas industry where he spent
35 years in finance, business development and marketing. Don is actively
involved in local charity and non profit organizations and is passionate
about his community.
Suzanne Brown | Social Director
Suzanne Brown is a Biologist and mom of two boys who specializes in being a little bit extra. She is excited to use her energy to bring the community together and have some great events.
Suzanne has a Master’s degree in Aquatic Ecology and works for the Federal government. When she isn’t knee deep in regulatory reviews, Suzanne enjoys spending her time biking, skiing, and hanging out with her fellow moms in the park.
Suzanne and her family are native Calgarians and have lived in Chinook Park since 2016.
Robyn Messer | Recreation Director
Robyn and her husband moved to Chinook Park in April 2021 and both are loving the connectedness in the community. It’s reminiscent of Robyn’s childhood, growing up in small town Alberta where kids roamed around on bicycles. She has lived in various communities around Calgary – Dalhousie, Inglewood, Beltline, Connaught, Mission, and Marda Loop.
Since starting in the workforce, Robyn has dabbled in many areas of recreation, from lifeguarding at Stanley Park and Forest Lawn Outdoor Pools to coaching volleyball in Okotoks to implementing summer children’s programs at the Calgary West Soccer Centre. Always up for trying new activities, a few recent ones are adult ballet, skiing, wake surfing, lawn bowling, yoga, and golf. Next on the list is pickle ball!
She’s often out and about walking her very enthusiastic and energetic young flat-coated retriever around the many great pathways and neighbourhoods in CKE!
Deb Esayenko | Co Communications Director
Deb Esayenko is a born and raised Calgarian. She has owned (and lived off and on) her property in Kelvin Grove for 15 years.
She has a Commerce degree from the University of Calgary majoring in Marketing. Most of her career has been in Sales & Business Development in high tech companies, real estate, and home improvement.
She recently purchased, and brought a new concept/business to Calgary during the pandemic, in the home improvement sector. The company is Floor Coverings International providing Calgarians a mobile flooring showroom equipped with over 3000, full sized samples in her van, Floorence ?.
Deb loves giving back and volunteering in the city she loves so dearly! She’s been a Big Sister at Big Brothers/ Big Sisters of Calgary and continues to support them with her business. She’s been a Board Member of her condominium, and volunteered for several organizations over the years. Although, her new business is keeping her busy, she’s excited to serve on the CKE Community Board & looking forward to working with all of its members.
Leigh Gibney | Co Communications Director
Leigh has always had a passion for marketing and branding! She has a Degree in Management and a Minor in Marketing from the University of Lethbridge, Alberta. She worked and lived in Montreal, Quebec and Europe but returned to her hometown, Calgary! Leigh and Graham have two sons, Oliver and Leo and have been rockin the streets of KG since 2013. Leigh has been at Tidal Energy Marketing since 2010 and is the past Event/PR Chair on the Women at Enbridge Board. In 2014 she opened a cold pressed Juice Shop (Juice Because) and had a wonderful 5 year run! Leigh is obsessed with her three dudes, a good cup of coffee, HIGH fitness and all things mid century!
Harry Schaepsmeyer | Garden Club Director
Harry Schaepsmeyer is the Garden Club Director and has served in this capacity since 2016. Harry and his family have lived in Kelvin Grove since 1993 and enjoy the community immensely. When not pulling weeds in the garden you can find Harry either cycling about or at Repsol Sports Centre in the pool.