Allan Quinton

Allan was born and raised in Southern Alberta. After graduating high school Allan took a position with an Alberta based bank and worked for them for 34 years. During that time, due to promotions and transfers he and his family have lived in many different communities in the province. Moving back to Lethbridge for the second time in 2008 they decided that this was the city they wanted to retire in and Allan did that back in 2013. Although he is still involved in the family ranch and raises purebred Charolais cattle.

Allan and his wife Sheri have 4 adult children, 3 daughters and one son and currently 8 grandchildren.

Allan has served as a board member on 3 different community library boards and appreciates this opportunity to support the Lethbridge Public Library and promote all the programs they offer.

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Linda Erickson

Linda and her family moved to Lethbridge about 5 years ago. Prior to that they lived in the Village of Coutts, close to the ranch that has been in the Erickson family for over 100 years.

While in Coutts, Linda served as deputy mayor and was the library board chair for 8 years. It was at that time, Linda learned the valuable role that libraries play in the wellbeing of a community and embraced the concept of life long learning. "A library is more than a place where books are stored - it is a place where ideas are sparked and nurtured".

A television producer by trade, Linda changed careers after the birth of their child in 1991 and became the economic development officer for the County of Warner. In 2005, she made the move to the provincial government and is currently working as the Lethbridge regional manager with the Economic Development Services Branch in the Ministry of Alberta Innovation and Advanced Education.

Linda is looking forward to serving the people of Lethbridge as a new member on the Public Library Board and is pleased to be working with such a committed group of individuals.

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Ross Djuve

Retired from the Federal Public Service, Ross has a desire to continue public service on a volunteer basis.

Ross has both a Business Administration Diploma from Mount Royal College and a Certificate in Adult Learning from the University of Calgary, and brings to the board extensive experience in financial analysis and workplace learning. His desire is to use this education and experience to give back to the community.

Since he was a child Ross has always been a library user, and wants to be part of ensuring future generations have an opportunity to use a library. As an advocate of lifelong learning, the movement of the Lethbridge Public Library into the digital age is a new direction that Ross wants to embrace.

Ross is married to Brenda, and quality time in the back yard is their priority, as well as walks with their dog. Ross is also a regular swimmer and cyclist.

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Wendy Kalkan

Wendy is glad to call Lethbridge home after having worked with various municipal governments in Southern and Central Alberta over the past 17 years. Prior to that she worked in the fields of health promotion, prevention and intervention with Chinook Regional Health; and curriculum development and educational transformation with urban and rural First Nations and Indigenous communities throughout North America. Upon graduating from the University of Lethbridge with a degree in Urban and Regional Planning, Wendy embarked on a career devoted to human and community development that over the years encompassed land use planning and development, community economic development, legislative affairs, injury prevention, seniors health and even business management of a MLB Pioneer League club. Her volunteerism and public service includes serving on the boards of Lethbridge Family Services, Lethbridge Lifelong Learning Association and The Good Samaritan Society; as a broadcaster with AMI/VoicePrint Canada; and as a commissioner with the Alberta Multiculturalism and Human Rights Commission, and DOW Canada. As a lifelong library card holder, Wendy is a voracious user and an avid proponent of all the services, resources and opportunities a library provides and does towards building our human and community capacities.

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James Chymboryk

James was born and raised in Southern Alberta. After graduating from Simon Fraser University (Burnaby, B.C) with a degree in Criminology, he returned to Lethbridge and started his career with Alberta Community Corrections as a Probation Officer and has worked for them for 36 years. During that time, due to transfers, he has lived in different communities in southern Alberta. Moving back to Lethbridge in 2004.

James and his wife have 2 adult children and currently 2 grandchildren.

James had previously served as a board member on 2 different community library boards and appreciates this opportunity to support the Lethbridge Public Library and promote all the programs they offer.

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Mark Campbell

I was born in Lethbridge and have spent my entire life in the city. I graduated from Catholic Central High School and later took Radio Arts at the Lethbridge College where I was honored with a distinguished alumni award in 1992.

I spent 43 years in the media. I was a radio morning man at 1090 CHEC, LA FM and 94.1 CJOC. I also worked for 20 years at Global TV as weather man and host of Scene & Heard. As a writer I have contributed to the Lethbridge Herald and numerous publications including the new Breeze magazine. I love it when people come up to me and remind me that I surprised them on their birthday as part of The Greetergrammers. Theatre has been a big part of my life since high school, and I’ve been involved in numerous productions with Lethbridge Musical Theatre and the Lethbridge Symphony.

I’ve been married to my wife Sharlene since 1993 and have an extended family of 5 kids and 6 grandkids.

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Craig Brown

Craig recently retired after more than 35 years of experience leading organizations primarily in the not-for-profit sector, including serving as President of a regional college; CEO of the Cayman Health System; helping the University of Calgary set up a nursing campus in the Middle East; to Vice President at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto. He has extensive experience with Board governance, having served on a multitude of Boards and has worked extensively under Boards his whole career. Craig and his wife Gloria returned to Lethbridge to be near their son and his family. They had lived here previously when Craig was CEO of the local Children’s Authority and came to love the City and appreciate all that it offers. During his previous time in Lethbridge Craig served as Vice-Chair of the Library Board and is pleased to be able to contribute again.

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Sean Hubbell

Sean was born and raised in Southern Alberta. Sean has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours degree from the University of Alberta and a Bachelor of Management (Accounting) degree from the University of Lethbridge. Sean is in the final stages of completing his CPA designation. Over the past 15 years, Sean has worked in various analytic and leadership roles across the country. In his current role as a public accountant with Volution LLP, he dedicates himself to serving Lethbridge organizations and individuals. Sean has always had a passion for continuous learning and the important role played by libraries in our communities. During his academic studies, Sean independently researched in various university libraries, especially the stacks of the Rutherford Library archives at the University of Alberta. Now that he has a bit more time, Sean looks forward to serving the Lethbridge Public Library Board and the community.

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Jennifer Gullage-Payne

Jennifer was born and raised in Newfoundland and moved to Alberta in 2002. After a few years in Northern Alberta, Jennifer moved to Taber in 2005, and to Lethbridge in 2015.
A lifelong lover of books and a voracious reader, she worked at the Memorial University Library during her studies and beyond. Jennifer has a degree in English Literature and Religious Studies from Memorial University, and a Project Management designation from Mount Royal University.
Jennifer has worked in many different fields, searching for the right career path. She found that path in 2002 while working at Safe Haven Woman’s Shelter in Taber. Non-profit work just made sense! In 2003 she became the youngest Women’s Shelter director in Alberta and has continued in the non-profit world as Coordinator of the Lethbridge Elder Abuse Response Network and currently as Executive Director of Boys and Girls Club of Lethbridge since 2015.
In her personal life, Jennifer is married, a proud dog mom to a 12-year-old basset hound and a 15 year old Bichon – Shih-tzu, and step-mother to two wonderful daughters. She and her husband are foster parents, and have an open door policy for children, biologically related or other – everyone is invited for supper!

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Heather Woodruff

I was raised in Picture Butte Alberta. I was a regular at the public and school libraries there and developed a love of reading at an early age. After high school graduation I made the move to Lethbridge to pursue an Early childhood Education degree at the Lethbridge College. After working in childcare for several years I made a career move to the retail sector. In this sector I developed a love of working with people and the satisfaction of cash balancing. In 2015 I moved to Edmonton to attend Northern Alberta Institute of Technology. In 2017 I returned to Lethbridge to attend the University to pursue a Bachelor of Management in Accounting.

Libraries are important to all of us regardless of what stage of life we are in. They provide a critical link to the community and give the citizens of Lethbridge a place to meet and share new ideas and resources. I look forward to helping the board as they continue to create an environment where new ideas and a passion for learning can thrive.

In my personal life I have 8 nieces and nephews and I enjoy spending time with family and friends. I still enjoy reading and escaping into books whenever I get the chance. I also like visiting libraries in other places because you always get a feeling of coming home, even if you have never been there before.

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