Dan Edwards - Executive Director
Dan has served as the Client Services Manager since October 2011. Dan believes his work has allowed him to grow in his career while also developing an understanding of those facing challenges in our community and our country as a whole. He feels his new understanding has enabled him to share his knowledge in his personal networks and impact how others see food banks and their role in their communities. He finds working with clients deeply satisfying, particularly by sharing kindness with those who may feel hopeless, and especially children. He also makes special note of the generosity of the youth in this community who ask for food bank donations at their birthday parties instead of gifts, an act he calls “magical”. Born in Edmonton, and raised in Peterborough ON Dan has been in Fort McMurray for 2009 and was married in March 2013. He previously served on the board for Big Brothers Big Sisters Wood Buffalo and volunteers for KAOS Radio. Dan’s favourite quote (and formula for living) is from Cary Grant: “I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between I occupy myself as best I can”.
Caylee Close - Executive Assistant
Anna Noble - Communications and Development Coordinator
Anna joined the Wood Buffalo Food Bank team in June 2015 as she took on the role of Communications and Development Coordinator. Since that time her work has shown her the need and importance of food security and nutritional knowledge, and has given her the opportunity to feel good about the impact that she makes every day by spreading the information to the community. Having worked in the social profit sector for her entire career so far, she has witnessed such a wide and positive impact it has on the community, and sees it as a great way for everyone to come together to support each other. An avid volunteer, she loves to help others out, experience new things, and meet new people. In her past time she enjoys practising and teaching yoga, exploring nature, and curling up with a good book on those chilly days. Favourite quote: “The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” – Vincent van Gogh. Anna believes every person you meet has their own incredible story to tell.
Kaitlin Campbell - Client Services Manager
Colin Samson - Warehouse Manager
Colin joined the team as a Client Intake Worker in October 2015. Colin believes that once an individual dedicates themselves to the betterment of others, they become different. Colin credits his work with the Food Bank as the catalyst of changes that he has experience in wonderful and unexpected ways. By working alongside his new staff team, Colin has grown compassion, empathy, and an unrelenting need to care for this community. The time with clients has given him perspective, patience, and tested his resolve. Colin enjoys learning the stories of the clients; investing in them, and making sure he does everything in his power to ensure that the next time he sees them they are dropping food off, not picking it up. He finds great value in linking clients with other resources that will also help better their future. Favourite quote: “There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow man; true nobility is being superior to your former self.” – Ernest Hemingway
David Cantwell - Educational Program Facilitator
Lydia Kerr - Client Intake Worker
Sabrina Garcia - Warehouse Assistant
Vanessa McMahon - Assistant Program Facilitator
Mobile Pantry Coordinator - Vacant