EVNA Board of Directors
President (Executive Director)
Ken earned a Bachelor of Architecture at Carleton University in Ottawa and practiced architecture for a number of years in Winnipeg and Calgary. After ten years working as an architect he changed career paths, returning to university to complete a Bachelor of Commerce at the University of Calgary. After graduation, he worked as systems analyst & team manager in the Information Systems/Techology departments of a number of Calgary oil and gas related corporations and lastly Canadian Pacific Railway. Downsized out of CPR he left the corporate world and established his own software company, which he continues to evolve and develop.
Vice President (Executive Director)
Jenn has lived in Calgary (mostly) since 1997 and has watched the evolution of not only the city itself but the openness and diversity of the people. East Village represents that and Jenn is proud to be a resident since early 2019.
She is a constant advocate of volunteerism and community. Previous to this position on the EVNA Board, over the years she has volunteered with the Drop-In Centre, This is My City, The Brenda Strafford Society, The United Way of Calgary and Area, The Women's Centre of Calgary and numerous other event-based positions for Calgary based festivals such as Sled Island, Calgary Folk Fest and Calgary Expo.
Jenn is an administrative expert having worked in the Utility, Energy and Not-For Profit industries for over 20 years with more than a few detours into event management and one memorable summer managing a whale watching company on Vancouver Island.
Secretary (Executive Director)
Kate is a born and raised Calgarian. She has always loved the inner city and missed the city skyline while in University in Lethbridge. Kate was excited to be back in Calgary and it was a welcome change to be able to walk to the grocery store. Kate has been an East Village Resident since 2022.
Kate has a Bachelor of Management in Human Resources but always found more interest studying her minor in Social Responsibility which included working with many different organizations and boards throughout her degree.
Community Engagement (Director)
Victoria (she/her) was born in Banff and raised in Calgary. She has lived in the East Village since November of 2018. Victoria facilitates literacy based parenting and family programs with the Further Education Society of Alberta.
Recognizing the importance of relationships, connection, and a sense of community, Victoria joined the EVNA Board of Directors in 2021 as Events (now Community Engagement) Director. In this role she strives to bring people together, and to empower others to find their sense of community. Victoria’s favourite places in the East Village are the Community Garden, and Good Earth Coffee Shop because that is where she has met the folks, she could call for a cup of sugar and so much more.
Planning & Development (Director)
Addie has been residing in Calgary’s East Village since 2019, after 12 years living south of the border in NYC and Seattle. Originally from Saskatchewan, Addie lived in Calgary previously while studying at the U of C in the Master of Architecture program, before moving to the NYC in 2007 to gain experience and become a licensed Architect. Today, the importance of healthcare architecture has drawn her to recent work in Canada on largescale hospitals. Addie is an enthusiastic eater and at-home cook who regards making your own pizza as an essential life skill.
Addie is amazed at the beauty and development of Calgary’s downtown over the last decade; the vibrancy of the East Village and the close proximity to nature make it ideal place to call home. Addie is happy to serve on the EVNA board in the Planning & Development role; motivated by creating connections within our community, she hopes to help shape and support this unique neighborhood.