Dan Edwards - Executive Director
Dan has served as the Executive Director since August 2018, having moved up from Client Services Manager, and has been with the Food Bank 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, AB, and raised in Peterborough, ON, Dan has been in Fort McMurray since 2009. Dan was recognized as a Top 50 under 50 recipient of 2018 by Your McMurray Magazine, and was a successful graduate of the 2016 Leadership Wood Buffalo program.
“I get up in the morning and I go to bed at night. In between I occupy myself as best I can,” – Cary Grant.
Caylee Close - Executive Assistant
Anna Noble - Communications and Development Manager
Anna joined the Wood Buffalo Food Bank team in June 2015, taking on the role of communications, events/fundraising and volunteer management. Since that time her work has shown her the 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 that information to the community. Having worked in the social profit sector for her entire career so far, Anna 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. Passionate about the cause, she strives to continue to find new and innovative ways to spread the knowledge of food insecurity in the region, and teach others how they can help. In her past time, Anna enjoys spending time with people, being out in nature, reading good books, and finding enjoyment in the little things.
“The more I think it over, the more I feel that there is nothing more truly artistic than to love people.” – Vincent van Gogh.
Kaitlyn 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
Mobile Pantry Coordinator - Natalie Bourque