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!
Marnie Sullivan | Secretary
Marnie Sullivan has held a position on the board since May 2017. She and her family have resided in Kelvin Grove for the past 10 years. She’s been involved in many community programs over the years including Heritage Soccer before joining the board. Marnie loves to spend time in her garden and hang out with family and friends. Fun facts about Marnie: She is a level 1 Sommelier (aiming to become fully certified) and I has earned her green belt in Muay Thai Kickboxing.
Zonita Haggis | Social Director
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.
Rachel Wegner | Co-Communications Director
Rachel is new to the board and is a passionate community volunteer. She lives in Kelvin Grove with her husband, Scott, and their three kids Sam, Ben and Addison. When she is not at the ski hill, at a ballet barre class or at home cooking, she is likely navigating a campaign in her work as an Associate Principal at a leading national strategic advisory and communications firm.
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!
Louise Clayholt | Membership Director
Louise is new to the CKE board and is the current Membership Director. She has been involved in the community through Heritage soccer, the CKE Hall Brick campaign, Wine and Whiskey and has been a membership canvasser since she and her husband moved to Chinook Park in 2011. Louise grew up a few communities away and loves raising her 5 year old daughter and 3 year old son in the same area. Louise enjoys HIGH fitness, gardening, travelling, and eating ice cream at Heritage Park with her kids.
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.
Guy Buchanan | Planning & Development Director
Guy is delighted to be serving on the Board and representing CKE as Planning Director. With the City well on its way to creating the statutory Heritage Local Area Plan (which includes CKE), he will be requesting your feedback and guidance to ensure that the views of the majority are represented at upcoming meetings.
As a Civil Engineer, Guy has worked in the Land Development Industry for over 40 years. His past community service includes being a Director on the Stampede Board, President of the Meadowlark Community Association President, a Board member of Carewest, and serving on the Calgary Planning Commission. In 2013, he received the Canadian Forces Medallion for Distinguished Service from Chief of Defense, General Tom Lawson, for his many years of promoting and supporting the Canadian Forces.
Guy and his wife Christine are native Calgarians and have lived in Kelvin Grove since 1989.
Dawn Messer | Facility Director
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Dawn Messer has been on the Board in various roles since 2012.
Kelvin Grove is where Dawn grew up and in 2009 she found herself back in the hood, happy to be raising her family here. She has 3 boys and a dog and you may also know her husband Tony from his rink rat and various volunteer jobs in and around CKE. Dawn loves the neighbourhood and thinks of it as a hidden gem in the city. When she isn’t at the hockey rink or baseball field she likes to garden, travel and enjoy happy hours with friends and neighbours.
Deb Esayenko | Director at Large
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.
Erin McDougall | Director at Large
Erin McDougall is an educator, a writer, a dancer, and a mom. She is excited to be part of the CKE Board of Directors as a Director at Large. Originally from Red Deer, Erin taught with Edmonton Public Schools before she and her husband Mike moved to France, where she taught English as a Second Language and their two kids were born. Now back in Alberta, Erin is looking forward to continuing her education in Library Information Technology, getting to know her community of Chinook Park and discovering all the exciting things Calgary has to offer.
Don McArthur | Director at Large
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.
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!)