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)

Staff

Geoff Ray – Executive Director

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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.

gray@nwtrpa.org

867 669-8380

Sheena Tremblay – Active Communities Coordinator

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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.

stremblay@nwtrpa.org

867 669-8381

Robin Young – Communications & Adminstration Officer

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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 just bought his first proper road-bike and is currently training to ski the Frostbite 50 .

admin@nwtrpa.org

867 669-8375

Natasha McCagg – Recreation Consultant

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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.

nmccagg@nwtrpa.org

867 669-8377

Jess Dunkin – On the Land Programs Consultant

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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.

jdunkin@nwtrpa.org

867 669-8376

Karen Johnson – Ski North Coordinator

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

skinorth.nwt@gmail.com

867 669-8379

Rose Johnson – Aquatics Coordinator


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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.

rconstantineau@nwtrpa.org

403 406-9475