Like the community we serve, the people at CMI Publishing are passionate about the great outdoors.
Bob Harris was born, raised and educated in Saskatchewan. He met his wife in Saskatoon where they started a family. In 1993 they packed their bags and joined what was at the time, and had been for decades, a migration to Alberta. They settled in south Calgary and have lived close to Fish Creek Provincial Park ever since. Hardly a day goes by when Bob is not in the park or walking on the now paved pathway along the ridge overlooking the park. Perhaps it is his Dutch heritage, but he loves to ride his bike in the park and along the pathways in the city, especially those close to the waterways. His wife shares his love of nature and you’ll often see them riding the paths together.
Anne Payne is the new editor of Experience Calgary’s Parks ‘n Paths. Anne has been writing and editing since she was 13! Living two blocks from Fish Creek Provincial Park, Anne takes advantage of her locale by attending lectures and classes hosted by The Friends of Fish Creek Provincial Park Society and by hiking and cycling through the park. Anne sits on the Board of The Ranche at Fish Creek Restoration Society and can be found cleaning the benches and artwork in The Artisan Gardens. She is the caregiver for a 14 year old Old English Sheepdog who likes to listen to Anne play the piano. Anne is excited to be involved in the expanded version of this publication!
Joseph Macdonald originally from Cape Breton Island, on Canada’s east coast, Joseph Macdonald currently operates an independent tourism consulting company specializing in Marketing and Business Development. Joseph is also the owner/ operator of Home On The Range Adventure Tours (incorporated December, 2001). Prior to assuming his role with Home On The Range, Joseph served as President of Angus Associates, change management and training consultants to the financial services industry, and Director of the MBA (Financial Services) Program at Dalhousie University.
Joseph has taught undergraduate and graduate courses in Leadership, International Business, Multicultural Management, Tourism, Finance, Accounting and Strategic Management for universities in Canada, China and southern Africa. Joseph is currently Vice President of The Cowboy Trail Tourism Association, serves on the Advisory Committee for SAIT’s Tourism Program and teaches a 4th year Leadership course at the University of Calgary and a 2nd year Tourism Marketing course at Mount Royal University. He has held management, training and consulting positions in businesses across North America, Asia and Africa.
David Saxby grew up in Calgary and spent a great deal of his time in the foothills and mountains, hiking and camping.
An entrepreneur, business consultant, and professional speaker, for over 30 years, David is President of Spark Communications a marketing communications firm based in Calgary. He has also been a marketing instructor at both SAIT and Mount Royal University,
David delivers keynote presentations and training seminars on innovation, sales and marketing.
He met Bob’s wife Karen through the speaking business and has worked with Bob on an international publication years ago. He has worked with a wide range of industries to develop marketing strategies. He has an extensive background in the publishing sector. He also produced the first film locations manual for Alberta and has been involved in a variety tourism industry projects.
David has been a board member of numerous organizations. He is a Past Chair of the Calgary Small Business Week. He is a past National Director of CAPS (the Canadian Association of Professional Speakers).
An artist, designer, writer, musician, wine connoisseur and motorcycle enthusiast David enjoys travel.
Kelly Shultz – My life perspective has been enriched by Canada’s mountain parks. Having grown up in Golden, BC, in the middle of some of the most stunning natural scenery in the world, the beauty of Canada is my life. Since 2007, this has been enhanced with my involvement on the CMI Team and promoting Canada’s wild beauty. I have observed up close Grizzly & Black bears with cubs, wolves, coyotes, deer, elk, moose and mountain goats. Tourist accessibility and wildlife preservation are enhanced by Canada’s improved road and wildlife overpass systems. Come and enjoy the best the world has to offer.
Adrienne Albrecht earned her CPA/CMA designation in 2002 and has worked for both public and private companies in a variety of industries including Oil and Gas, Aviation, and Speaker Management. When not crunching numbers, Adrienne spends her time shuttling kids or in a hot yoga or spin class. She enjoys hiking, skiing, family road trips and travelling to sunny destinations. Adrienne lives in Calgary with her husband, three kids and their pet bunny “Bruce.”
Dale Schultz grew up in Golden, a small town in the heart of the mountain parks. His love for activities in the mountains developed at an early age and has only grown over time. Hiking, camping, berry picking, biking are among the mountain activities still enjoyed for long periods each year. As a resident of Kelowna now it has become possible for Dale to enjoy a wide variety of mountain experiences in the vast network of provincial and national parks throughout the whole region. He is looking forward to many more years of enjoying and sharing his love of mountain experiences with others.
Based in St. Albert, Alberta, Ian Klein brings over 35 years’ experience in the travel industry to CMI Publishing. Over his wide-ranging career as part of the Alberta Motor Association’s travel services team, Ian has had the opportunity to travel extensively and establish strong ties to the travel and tourism industry.
Since retiring in August 2016, he has focused on the important things in life; spending time with his family, hiking, biking and cultivating his love of photography. Ian looks forward to hitting the road in his RV and exploring all that Western Canada and the United States has to offer.
Ian invites his friends to call him for more information. Phone (780) 459-2762, or Email: Ian@cmiPublishing.ca
Blake McCarthy has worked extensively in the Calgary market, and across Southern Alberta, for over 30 years. His focus on customer service has been a strong suit in building a large network of happy clients throughout both the rural and big city markets.
Blake has a passion for sports, both professional and amateur. He’s thrilled with the current success of his Chicago Cubs, and fondly reflects to 30 years on the ice. During this time, McCarthy officiated more than 6,500 hockey games. He has volunteered his time to various non-profit groups over the years because he understands the importance of giving back to the community.
Blake McCarthy invites his many friends to learn more and catch up. He would be honoured to help you increase your business. Call Blake in Calgary at (403) 259-2842, or write to Blake@cmiPublishing.ca.
Hannah Winters is happy to have joined the CMI Publishing team in 2013. As she writes our blog posts, she enjoys learning more about the rich history of the Canadian mountain parks and the many activities that occur in and near them throughout the year. Monitoring our annual photo contests has also increased her appreciation for Canada’s natural beauty.