L to R: Sheena Tremblay, Rose Johnson, Karen Johnson, Geoff Ray, Robin Young, Natasha McCagg, Peyton Straker, Jess Dunkin.

L to R: Sheena Tremblay, Rose Johnson, Karen Johnson, Geoff Ray, Robin Young, Natasha McCagg, Peyton Straker, Jess Dunkin. (Photo: Tara Marchiori)


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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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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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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Robin Young – Membership & Communications Manager


Originally from Nova Scotia, Robin Young completed a Bachelor of Public Relations at Mount Saint Vincent University before moving to the North in late 2014. Robin loves to ski the Burwash trails in the winter and hit the Ingram Trail with his road-bike in the summer.


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Natasha McCagg – Recreation Consultant


Natasha McCagg was born and raised in the North.  She has lived in a number of the communities across the NWT, including: Inuvik, Cambridge Bay, Fort Simpson, Hay River, Fort Smith and Yellowknife.  Natasha is a mother to two very active girls.  She is also very involved with Girl Guides.


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Rose Johnson – Aquatics Coordinator


Rose Johnson holds a degree in Kinesiology from the University of Lethbridge. Having spent most of her life in northern communities, and with considerable time spent working at pools located in the NWT and Nunavut, Rose takes pride in helping NWT communities access healthy and safe aquatic programming. Rose and her family love spending their summers finding new geocaches around Red Deer and dog sledding in the winter with their dog, Mauja.


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Karen Johnson – Ski North Coordinator


Karen Johnson has instructed skiing and coached for over 20 years.  She loves sharing the sport with others.


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