Reanne Heuston owns and operates Calgary based dog training company Pest to Pet Training. She owns 4 dogs, 2 cats and a tarantula while taking in rescues and board and train dogs for behaviour modification. Reanne’s Pest to Pet training techniques are based on positive reinforcement and the knowledge that not all animals respond to one method of training. Reanne actively attends seminars, trade fairs, clinics and trials to keep up to date with current tools and techniques in dog training.
(Pet & Trail Etiquette pg. 18)
Wayne Meikle worked for Provincial Parks in Alberta for 35 years until he retired as a Urban Park Planner. He worked in the area of urban park management and has been involved in operations, construction and planning of urban parks. In Calgary he has been on numerous planning teams involving the planning and construction of major roadways, constructed wetlands and new subdivisions. In his private life he has been an elected councillor in both Vermilion and Okotoks and involved with many volunteer committees that work to improve the quality of the environment and our communities.
(History of Fish Creek Provincial Park pg. 6)
Robin Nickel is the Executive Director of the Calgary Area Outdoor Council. He has enjoyed activities in the outdoors all his life, especially in the backcountry where, he believes, the senses expand, the spirit is enriched, the mind finds clarity, and the physical challenges are memorable. In fact Robin still fondly recalls one particular physical challenge that happened during a backpacking trip in the Mt. Assiniboine area, where he had to hitch a ride out on a helicopter after seriously spraining his foot – the injury occurred when he fell out of a backcountry outhouse! (Calgay Area Outdoor Council pg. 27)
Dr. Don Findlay and his brother Dan Findlay operate Chiropractical, a high-energy chiropractic and massage clinic offering state-of-the-art diagnostic techniques in south Calgary. They are very committed to bringing people back to wellness, and educating them about what it means to be truly healthy. Married with 2 kids, Don enjoys weight training, running and dancing with his sweetheart Kyla. Visit chiropractical.ca for more information
Tanya Koob is a Calgary-based freelance writer and lover of all things adventurous in the mountains. She spends her weekends gliding through snow or water on her light touring skis or stand up paddleboard. She has a 5 year old son and loves hiking, camping and exploring the backcountry with her husband and son. Visit Tanya’s Blog where she chronicles her adventures rockiesfamilyadventures.com
Renée Delorme’s passions brought her from Eastern Canada to Alberta attracted by the beautiful big skies, the mountains and the free spirited people of the region. Renée set roots in Bragg Creek and pursued a career as a community development and government relation specialist for 26 years. She is now furthering her work for the benefit of Aboriginal communities and welcomes anyone interested to connect with her at email@example.com. Renée also devotes time to her other passion, the art and science of wine as a trained sommelier doing private events and media work. You can visit her at www.tastingpleasures.ca.