Brandi knows that the strength of any community is found in the quality of relationships among all sectors and the willingness for us to learn from one another. She believes that everyone has unique talents and skills that are necessary to solve the challenges facing our communities. We all play a part in ensuring our communities are healthy, happy, and thriving.
Brandi moved to Wood Buffalo in 2007 and has over 15 years of community development experience working with government, oil and gas, education, and the social profit sectors. She holds an MA in Sociology from the University of Saskatchewan and is an alumna of Leadership Wood Buffalo alumna (2013). When she is not enjoying time with her family and friends, she loves her coffee and exploring the creative sides of life through drawing, painting, and dance.
In his role as facilitator and leadership coach he has inspired and guided dozens of emerging community leaders in Wood Buffalo.
Colin is also the founding Director of Corporate Funk, a creative facilitation group based in Banff, Alberta. Colin has extensive experience in the areas of popular education, creative solution-finding, facilitation, leadership training and program design. He has spent the last 20 years working at The Banff Centre (Banff, AB) as Arts Administrator, Program Coordinator and Creative Program Director of the Banff Centre’s Leadership Learning Lab – a unique applied research lab combining the arts, environmental education and cultural knowledge as a means to develop and enhance leadership and management training.
Colin has had a long successful career enabling individuals of all ages in building personal leadership capacity through his deep knowledge of the arts/artistic practice, and concept animation techniques. He has developed this unique body of work through his past work in Community Development with the Town of Banff, The Banff Ideas Bank, and his extensive work as Artistic Director of Precipice Theater (special focus on social/environmental education for youth and young adults). Colin continues to develop innovative approached to addressing complex challenges for individuals and organizations as an active consultant with the Reframe Now Leadership Development group in Banff, AB, the Pacific Centre for Leadership in Canmore, AB and PLAN:NET Ltd of Calgary Alberta.
Colin holds Diplomas in Theater Performance/Dramaturgy – Vancouver Playhouse and Broadcast Communications – BC Institute of Technology.