Back row: Left to Right: Brian Hockin, Brandon Funk, Tyson Lazaruk, Tristan Zielke, Joanne Shantz. Front row; Shannon Dewald, Sherri Senger, Nicole Goetz, Trina Ertman.
Mrs. Sherri Senger
Sherri joined the Board in 2006 and currently serves as President. She brings a great deal of financial wisdom and experience to her role on the Board and has served many years on the Finance Committee supporting the improvement of systems the agency currently uses. She first came to learn about the Boys and Girls Club through her position with our critical partner, Wetaskiwin Regional Public Schools as the Associate Superintendent of Business. Sherri is proud of the wide range of services that the club provides to a diverse and large variety of children, youth and families in our community.
Sherri enjoys her winters traveling highway 2 to watch her son Evan play hockey with the Red Deer Rebels Hockey Club and her summers on the golf course.
Mr. Tyson Lazaruk
Tyson’s journey with the Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin started as a Summer Day Campus employee in May 2002. What started that summer was a lifelong love of what the Boys and Girls Club is trying to do in communities, specifically Wetaskiwin. He worked for the next 5 years for the Boys and Girls Club and eventually as a full time employee before moving overseas. In an effort to rejoin the good things happening, Tyson joined the Board of Directors in 2009.
Tyson completed a Bachelor of Arts majoring in History and Physical Education at Augustana Campus - University of Alberta and went on to complete a Bachelor of Education (Elementary) degree through Concordia University College. He currently works for the University of Alberta, Faculty of Physical Education and Recreation as a Recruitment Coordinator/Academic Advisor .
Tyson is proud to be a graduate of Wetaskiwin Composite High School, a former Boys and Girls Club employee and a long serving volunteer basketball coach in our community. For fun, he enjoys athletics, reading and Alberta Summers.
Tyson is married to Janelle and both are excited to be welcoming their soon to be born, first child.
Mrs. Shannon Dewald
Shannon joined the Board of Directors in the spring of 2011 and currently fills the position of Secretary-Treasurer and serves on the Finance Committee. She works with the local Public School Board as the Director of Business Services and shares her valuable financial education and experience with our Agency. Shannon believes that the Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin has so much to offer the communities that we work in and she is inspired and motivated by the stories that she hears about the agency making a difference in the lives of children, youth and families.
With what little spare time that Shannon can put together she loves to spend time with her family, camping and playing hockey.
Shannon is married to Scott and has 3 busy children; Ashley, Jaedyn and Taylor.
Mr. Brian Hockin
Brian joined the Board of Directors in 2008 and throughout his time he has served as Director and Vice-President. He first came to know of the Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin when his children attended club programs. Brian appreciates the positive programs and supports that the agency provides to children and families in our community and is proud that of the fact that, as a non-profit organization resources are used effectively and efficiently. Brian brings a wealth of education and experience to our agency and has served on the Finance, Board Development and Personnel Committees leading the development of many management tools that strengthen our operations.
Brian currently works for Disability Services in the Edmonton Region as a Contract Specialist. In his spare time he enjoys doing mechanical repairs on vehicles, swimming, biking, camping, fishing and spending time with his family.
Brian has lived in Wetaskiwin for the past 15 years with his wife, Kimberly, daughters Brooke and Mariah – both currently attending university and sons Joel, soon to graduate High School and Adam, soon to enter high school.
Mrs. Joanne Shantz
Joanne, a Registered Nurse, has a long history and connection with the Boys and Girls Club, first through her work at the Wetaskiwin Community Health Centre and second through her children, who worked after school programs and many summers with the club. Joanne enjoys that the Boys and Girls Club provides creative and interesting programs with great staff, and all for the benefit of children. Joanne currently works in Comprehensive School Health and is a great resource to our agency.
She enjoys gardening, walking, travelling and spending time with family and friends.
Joanne and her husband Danny enjoy 3 now grown children; Lauren and her husband, Stephan; Steven engaged to Kate; and David.
Mrs. Trina Ertman
Trina attended the Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin summer day camps when she was a child and as a young adult she returned to the same program as a Camp Counsellor. Trina joined the Board in 2013 and believes every child should have a safe and caring place to socialize and learn new skills. She appreciates the Boys and Girls Club’s varied programs that allow children from all different backgrounds and walks of life a chance to develop relationships and explore their own identity.
Trina recently completed her Masters of Elementary Education specializing in mathematics. Most of her research was delving into First Nations perspectives in mathematics education. Currently Trina is enjoying being a mother on maternity leave but is also a certified teacher who for the past four years has acted in a leadership role as a Learning Coach. She spends her work days collaborating with teachers to develop their educational programs.
Trina and her amazing husband Luke recently welcomed a new darling baby named Helen. They also consider their dog Charlie and cat Mo as part of the family.
Mr. Brandon Funk
Brandon joined the Boys and Girls Club as a child when he attended the Summer Day Camp Program at the age of 8. He has spent many years participating, working and volunteering for the Club ever since. He is currently attending University of Alberta Augustana Campus finishing up his Kinesiology Degree. When home visiting his parents, Stephen and Wanda, he drops in the club where all the kids know his name.
He enjoys playing basketball and other sports in his spare time and is told that he makes a mean salmon salad.
Ms. Tristan Zielke
Tristan’s first experience with the Boys and Girls Club of Wetaskiwin was as a summer counsellor in the summer of 2006 and has always stayed connected as a seasonal staff, volunteer or fundraiser ever since. Tristan completed her Bachelor of Education at the University of Alberta and currently teaches grades 2 and 3.
Tristan joined the Board in 2013 and truly cares about the experiences that children receive and believes that the Boys and Girls Club offers high quality programs that are valuable to our community and is truly a great place to be!
Mrs. Nicole Goetz
Nicole first came to know the Boys and Girls Club after her son, Jackson started attending the Early Learning and Childcare Centre in 2011 when he was 1, she then joined the Board in 2014. Nicole appreciates all the programming that is offered to our community by our amazing staff for all the children, youth and families that we serve.
Nicole and her family love to travel to the mountains.