In 2009, he and his family purchased a home and “made the move” to the community. He founded and became the president of Universal Builders Supply Canada, ULC. in 2012 and believes that volunteering is an important part of calling Fort McMurray home.
John previously served as a director on several boards including the United Way of Wood Buffalo, Keyano College Foundation, Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce, Fort McMurray Boys and Girls Club, and the Fort McMurray Advisory Committee for “CAREERS: The Next Generation”.
Since moving to Fort McMurray, in 2006, he has volunteered on boards and committees including Leadership Wood Buffalo (also an alumnus), the Northern Lights Health Foundation, TEDx Fort McMurray, Suncor’s Performing Arts Centre, Community Futures Wood Buffalo and the Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce. He has also been a part of the Wood Buffalo Recreation Society, Social Prosperity’s Heart of Wood Buffalo, Big Brothers/Big Sisters Wood Buffalo, the Fort McMurray Public Library and the Wood Buffalo Tobacco Reduction Coalition.
Prior to moving from Fort McMurray, in September 2017, to begin a new career with the Métis Nation of Alberta based in Edmonton, Rolando worked in Indigenous Business Development at Suncor Energy for five-years. Previous work experiences also include communications with the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo and, across Canada, in project management, business development, evaluation, and with a public-policy think tank.
Rolando is married to Nicole Inzunza; an equally avid volunteer and community-minded .
In his time at Suncor, he has held a number of engineering, operations and leadership roles, currently General Manager of Mine Civil Operations. He is excited to contribute his experience with continuous improvement, talent development, change management and organizational effectiveness to the board.
A resident of Wood Buffalo for 15 years, Jesse and his wife have expanded their family to include a french bulldog and two children. He is proud and passionate about this community and is looking forward to serving on the board of FuseSocial.