The NWTRPA Staff Team in Yellowknife. L to R: Sheena Tremblay, Amanda Grobbecker, Stefanie Miklosovic, Geoff Ray, Jess Dunkin, and Jennifer Rafferty.


Geoff Ray – Executive Director

Geoff Ray has been working on and off with the NWTRPA since 2003. Geoff has some schooling in political science and project management and has worked for non-profit organizations in Ottawa and Victoria, BC. Geoff is a dad to two young kids, loves to ski and wants to learn how to drive a skidoo.

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867 669-8380

Sheena Tremblay – Director, Active Communities

Sheena Tremblay has a degree in Ecotourism and Outdoor Leadership from Mount Royal University. She has now been with the NWT Recreation and Parks Association for many years and loves traveling the North and meeting new people. Sheena also has spent many hours volunteering and is currently the female coach of the Yellowknife High Performance Cross Country Skiing Team.

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867 669-8381

Jess Dunkin – Director, On The Land Programs

Jess Dunkin moved to Yellowknife from Ontario in 2015 and has never looked back. When she isn’t working with NWT communities to support on the land programs, she can be found paddling, skiing, or tweeting about life in the #spectacularNWT.  Jess holds a Bachelor of Education from Trent University and a Ph.D. in the history of recreation from Carleton.

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867 669-8376

Amanda Grobbecker – Director, Professional Development

Amanda Grobbecker has a Masters degree in Higher Education Leadership from the University of Calgary. Originally from Ontario, Amanda loves to travel – especially to NWT communities. When she isn’t teaching dance or Jump A Bunch in the communities, she can be found with her daughter. She and her daughter love to be outdoors doing anything active!

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867 669-8377

Jennifer Rafferty – Active Communities Coordinator

Jennifer loves playing baseball, hiking the trails with her pup Rosalie and traveling the world -whether it be a tiny town or a dazzling city. Jennifer holds a Masters degree from the University of Toronto in Adult Education and Community Development, specializing in Indigenous Education.

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867 669-8391

Stefanie Miklosovic – Membership & Communications Manager

Stefanie Miklosovic completed her Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology with the University of Victoria, and graduate coursework in Global Health Policy with the University of London. Born and raised in Yellowknife, Stefanie loves being outdoors. She is always up for a hike, whether it’s around her hometown or on her travels.

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867 669-8375