Below are the biographies for members of the 2017/18 Winston Heights-Mountview Board of Directors. For contact information, please click here.
Carolyn Slipp, President – TBA
Andrea Sawchuck, Vice President – I joined the WHMCA board because I love my community and want to help provide services to the residents who live here.
Werner Harahap, Treasurer – I moved into the community with my wife and two kittens just before Halloween 2012. As newlyweds, we quickly fell in love with the neighbourhood. We have many wonderful people on our street, great amenities, and easy access to both Deerfoot Trail and 16th Avenue. This combination is hard to beat. Our family has expanded with the birth of our baby girl in June 2016. We definitely see ourselves in Winston Heights-Mountview in the long run as we view it as a great place to raise a family. For that reason, I decided to get involved with the WHMCA this year, firstly with the Finance Committee, and then with the Board. I look forward to working with everyone to make this an even better place to live.
Personally, I have worked as a professional accountant in a variety of industries, and I also volunteer with Sonshine Community Services and Chartered Professional Accountants of Alberta in addition to the WHMCA.
Michelle Hogaboam, Secretary – My husband and I moved into the area in 2014 and we fell in love with the area. I am passionate about community building and being connected with your neighbours. This passion led me to volunteer for the board as well as the 50+ activities committee.
Christine Johns, Past President – We first discovered the wonderful community of Winston Heights-Mountview in 2008 when we fell in love with a house in the area and decided to make the neighbourhood home. We love the walkable nature of the area, the great path system for biking and running and the beauty of an established neighbourhood. I joined the board in 2009 as I wanted to contribute to my community and help make it an even better place to live. In addition to the Board, I also sit on both the Development and Playground Committee. In my day job, I am the Director of Planning and Reporting at the University of Calgary.
Terence Evans, Director – I live in the Mountview Parc Condos, down the hill from Ecole George P. Vanier. I joined the board in 2014 after being asked by a member at the time. I am the chair of the Facilities and Operations Committee and am pretty active in helping to keep things running smoothly.
Alex Reed, Director – Alex moved to Winston Heights-Mountview in 2003 and has been an active member of the community association since 2005. He was a member of the committee that constructed the WHMCA playground, was chair of the Victory Park playground committee, and is the current chair of the WHMCA rink renewal committee. He enjoys being part of a vibrant neighbourhood that contains so many outdoor and natural amenities.
Tracy Sales, Director – TBA
Linda Sharp, Director – Linda Anne Sharp was born and raised in Winston Heights-Mountview and with her husband David, daughter Alexandra and dog Teddy she now lives in the home in which she grew up. She has a Bachelor’s degree in English from U of C and a Master’s degree in Library Science from UBC. After careers in libraries and records management and public affairs, she retired from Shell in 2007. You will find Linda gardening, walking Teddy throughout the neighbourhood and volunteering with community committees or the Crescent Heights High School Archives.
Karl Sonnichsen, Director – Born and raised in Nova Scotia, I travelled across Canada and finally moved to Calgary in 2000. I moved to Winston Heights-Mountview in 2010. It was easy to do in such a beautiful, established, inner-city neighbourhood.
I wanted to become more involved in the community so I joined the community association board in the winter of 2013/2014. Currently, I am the Chair of Community Relations. I have a passion to share information on current events within the community and hope that my involvement will increase participation so our neighbours can join together to build an even better community.
Kris Webb, Director – As a new home-owner, we built in Winston Heights and moved in March 2017. I have chaired the Planning and Development Committee since 2014 and look forward to being more involved in the community and giving back in a meaningful way.
I have had a 15-year career in Marketing, Communications and Events working in multiple industries including; Tourism, Law, Technology and Small Business.
I also volunteer with DIRECT-MS, The Ronald McDonald House and The Calgary Stampede.
Marcia Xavier, Director – TBA