Back row: Left to Right: Tyson Lazaruk, Brandon Funk. Front row: Shannon Dewald, Sherri Senger, Bill Elliot, Brian Hockin, Tristan Zielke, Nicole Mueller.
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.
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.
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 Mueller
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.
Mr. Bill Elliot
Bill, a Director on the Board since 2018 first came into contact with the Boys and Girls Club through his teaching position at Centennial School, as a number of his students were going to programs at the Club. As a City Councilor for 21 years and Mayor for 7 years, Bill visited the Club many times becoming more informed about our services, building relationships with staff, and through his involvement with the creation of the Early Learning and Child Care Centre and Pink Shirt Day. Bill is impressed with the quality and variety of the Club’s program delivery available for youth of all ages and their parents, as well as the very dedicated and caring staff.
Bill has Bachelor of Physical Education (BPE) degree (from U of A, Edmonton) and a Master of Education (M.Ed) in Administration (from University of Victoria). He is dedicated to lifelong learning continuing to take classes at the University of Alberta, Augustana Campus. Currently, he is enrolled in “Building Capacity for Reconciliation” workshops.
Bill became an Honorary Witness at the 2014 Truth and Reconciliation Hearings, in Edmonton. His commitment as an Honorary Witness is to be an advocate for Reconciliation for the rest of his life.
Bill enjoys spending time with his wife Arlene, children, and grandchildren with many hours of watching sporting/school/dance activities and traveling in his 5th wheel trainler . In addition he volunteers his time on the Boards of the Health Foundation, Horizons Centre, and Community Library, as well as a member of the Walkable Wetaskiwin committee, Yellowhead Regional Library Executive, the Lt. Governor Arts Awards Gala, and as Chair of the Citizens Advisory Committee at Pe Sakastew Healing Centre, in Maskwacis.
Giving back to the community and trying to leave the world a better place is his life goals.