Faculty Members

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School of Life Sciences and Business Faculty Members

Marion Anderson

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

Darla Bergstrom RVT, MEd

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

☎ 403.556.4679
✉ dbergstrom@oldscollege.ca

Darla is a graduate of the Olds College AHT Program. She has been teaching in the AH programs since 2002.

Anne Blackburn

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

Desmond Bouteiller

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

☎ 403.507.7706
✉ dbouteiller@oldscollege.ca

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Previous to work in post-secondary, Desmond has worked in the health sector in the areas of business and data analysis, human resources, and workforce planning. He has been the General Manager and Head Coach of a Junior AAA baseball team since 2010 which has represented Alberta on a national stage in eight of those years. In 2019 he received Baseball Alberta’s Wally A. Footz award for builder of the year. He presently sits on the Alberta Sports Hall of Fame Board of Directors.

Dalin Bullock MSc.

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

☎ 403.556.4761
✉ dbullock@oldscollege.ca

Dalin is the Dean of the School of Life Science and Business. Raised on a farm in Southern Alberta, he is passionate about the future of agriculture and it's impact on society. He has served in various capacities in post secondary over his career and is committed the growth and success of students.

Misty Clouston
Misty Clouston RVT

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

☎ 403.556.8355
✉ mclouston@oldscollege.ca

Misty has over 25 years in the veterinary industry as an RVT and works full time as an Instructor in the AHT program.

Krystal Czerniak

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

Cari-Ann Dorin
Cari-Ann Dorin RVT

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

☎ 403.556.4639
✉ cdorin@oldscollege.ca

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Cari-Ann is an Instructor in the Veterinary Medical Receptionist and Veterinary Technician Assistant program. She comes with many years of experience as an RVT working in a mixed animal veterinary practice. The student hands on learning and the class atmosphere is what she enjoys most here at Olds College. Cari-Ann currently resides east of Olds where she continues to exercise her passion for animal health on her family farm.

Annelise Doolaege

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

Ken Fry Ph.D.

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

☎ 403.556.8261
✉ kfry@oldscollege.ca

Dr. Ken Fry, Entomology Instructor in the School of Life Sciences & Business at Olds College, has been involved in insect pest management research, teaching, and extension for over 25 years. His research is focused on biological control of insect pests and integrated pest management. Current research projects include the introduction of a parasitic wasp to manage the lily beetle, surveillance of invasive species affecting the urban forest, and evaluating the effects of Aphodiine beetles on turfgrass. Ken’s “happy place” is in the Olds College Insect Collection where he serves as curator for 75,000 specimens. Ken is co-author, with Doug Macaulay and Don Williamson of “Garden Bugs of Alberta” and a contributing author to “Organic Farming on the Prairies”.

Laureen Hall DVM

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

☎ 403.556.8374
✉ lhall@oldscollege.ca

Dr. Laureen Hall is an Instructor in the Animal Health Technology Program. Prior to joining Olds College she owned and operated a small animal veterinary clinic, had worked in a mixed animal practice and provided locum services. She grew up in the Olds area and was active in the local 4-H clubs. Passionate for life long learning she continues to enhance her knowledge through continuing education opportunities and is excited to share what she learns and her experience with students.

Deb Kamsteeg

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

Dr. Kim Kennedy C.Mrg, MBA, CPA, CGA, DBA

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

☎ 403.556.4616
✉ kkennedy@oldscollege.ca

Dr. Kim Kennedy has over 20 years of accounting and management experience and has worked in a variety of industries which includes utilities, manufacturing and food production

Gord Koch LAT, MEd

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

☎ 403.556.4751
✉ gkoch@oldscollege.ca

Gord has been a faculty member in the Horticulture Diploma and Applied Degree since 2001. His focus is delivering courses in the management, design and implementation of traditional and sustainable landscape applications. Gord is inspired by learners with varied experiences and continually subscribes to, practices and promotes life-long learning.

Mary Medinsky MLIS

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

☎ 403.556.4643
✉ mmedinsky@oldscollege.ca

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Mary Medinsky is the Associate Dean of the School of Life Science and Business. Mary has presented, published, and consulted on a variety of topics including social media policy, authenticity in social media, and Learning Commons. She cares deeply for students and their success.

Ian Morrow

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

Dave Moroz

Olds College

School of Trades and Skills

Laurie Newsham

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

☎ 403.556.4750
✉ lnewsham@oldscollege.ca

Laurie has been a Landscape Horticulturist and a Certified Arborist since 1992. He holds certificates in several arboriculture disciplines and has a degree in Landscape Management. Recognizing that this journey is not just about the Tenacious, Resilient, Enduring, Enchanting Systems we know as trees, he is grateful for the richness added to his life by his family.

Jason Pick MSc. BASc.

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

☎ 403.556.8243
✉ jpick@oldscollege.ca

Jasons specialty is Turfgrass Science and Golf Course Management. A former superintendent, holding diplomas in Agriculture, Business, Bachelor of Applied Science, and Masters in Turfgrass Science. He is Executive Director of the Alberta Turfgrass Research Foundation, advisor to the Prairie Turfgrass Research Center, and past president of the Western Canada Turf association.

Joshua Rozenhart

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

Amie Seidle

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

Jaryn Scheck
Jaryn Scheck

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

☎ 403.507.7968
✉ jscheck@oldscollege.ca

Dr. Jaryn Scheck instructs in the Animal Health Programs at Olds College. In her work she focusses on creating safe learning spaces and meaninful assessments for students while providing high quality veterinary care for the patients in the program.

Dr. Kelsey Shacker DVM, BSc Ag

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

☎ 403.556.8228
✉ kshacker@oldscollege.ca

Dr. Kelsey Shacker is an Instructor in the Animal Health Technology Program. Prior to joining Olds College she worked in a mixed animal practice, and focused on small animal and equine medicine, as well as animal chiropractics. Dr. Kelsey is passionate about working with students and seeing them progress in their skills and confidence within the large and small animal medical scopes of practice.

Kurt Spady MBA

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business

☎ 403.556.7727
✉ kspady@oldscollege.ca

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In addition to Kurt's academic credentials, he has interests in leadership, management, human resources, education and training, and project management. Kurt has an extensive background in working and managing in retail, purchasing, and supply chain and logistics. Kurt came to Olds College in 2017 and found that he enjoyed the culture and the atmosphere at Olds College. Hands-on applied learning, often with industry partners, and the support of the community has been a great fit for him. He is a hockey fan, plays the guitar, and enjoy spending time with his family.

Kim Wickwire

Olds College

School of Life Sciences and Business