Barbara has worked in the records management, reproduction and reprographics field since the late 1980s. She holds a Bachelor’s degree in Business and earned the Certified Records Manager (CRM) designation in 2009. This designation is rapidly becoming a mandatory requirement in many senior records management roles. Read more about Barbara . . .
Thabani joined the Chinook Learning Services team in 2013. He is a versatile Microsoft Applications facilitator with extensive training and consulting experience with various project management teams in and around Calgary. Read more about Thabani . . .
John is a successful business owner. He grew his own Business Services franchise to become the #2 operation in Canada, with one of the lowest staff turnover rates and a reputation for exceptional customer service. Read more about John . . .
Joy Carlson has been an instructor at Chinook Learning Services since 1999. She teaches proofreading to the general public and to Corporate Training clients at their worksites and offices. Joy brings 30+ years of experience in the training industry to her teaching. Read more about Joy . . .
Val’s experience in training and development spans the public, private and non-profit sectors. As a consultant and coach, she has partnered with clients from a variety of organizations and industries, with a key focus on personal and interpersonal skills for business results. Read more about Val . . .
Warren Clendining has been offering web design, technical writing and editing services as a consultant since 1994. He has provided web design, writing and editing services to oil and gas companies, software development companies, engineering firms, divisions of the Alberta Government, the City of Calgary, residential construction service companies and non-profit organizations. Read more about Warren . . .
Herky Cutler wants people and organizations to break through barriers that exist in their lives in order to move forward and improve their individual and collective performance. He is an organizational consultant, professional speaker, corporate trainer, and author. Read more about Herky . . .
Viorica has been an ethics instructor with Chinook Learning Services since 2012. She holds a PhD in Philosophy and has studied in four countries. During her extensive teaching career, Viorica has taught a wide variety of courses to learners with a broad range of needs, knowledge, and cultural backgrounds.
Den Boer, Courtney
Courtney is an ambitious finance professional with over 8 years of experience in functional accounting roles and senior financial accounting positions. She has been involved with monthly forecasting, yearly budgeting, internal/external audits, policy compliance, training and full cycle accounting. Read more about Courtney . . .
Janet Desautels (LL.B, B.A. Philosophy, B.A. Sociology) is a successful entrepreneur and adult educator with many years of experience and practice in communication and interpersonal skills. Janet acquired extensive corporate leadership experience in the insurance industry in Calgary. Read more about Janet . . .
Dayna Duman has enjoyed a variety of roles in her first 18 years of her career as an educator. She has taught a range of age levels and subject areas. These experiences have supported Dayna in leadership roles at the school, area and system level within the Calgary Board of Education. She has also fulfilled the role of Professional Learning Director (South) for the ATA ESL Specialist Council. Read more about Dayna . . .
Tara-Lee became certified as an Emergenetics provider in 2014 when it was first introduced in Canada and received her Advanced Certification in 2015. "I was looking to add a science-based assessment to my toolbox. Emergenetics immediately caught my attention and I haven’t looked back!" Read more about Tara-Lee . . .
Alan has over 25 years experience managing hearing loss, hearing health issues, dealing with many different audiology professionals and ultimately becoming completely deaf. Alan knows and understands how to adapt and rehabilitate with cochlear implant technology. Read more about Alan . . .
Michael Kolodnicki is an Investment Advisor and Portfolio Manager with over 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. His experience includes roles as an Investment Executive with TD Waterhouse, an Investment Executive with Scotia McLeod, and a Senior Manager with the international commercial insurance carrier, RSA. Read more about Michael . . .
Michele received her Records and Information Management Certificate from Chinook Learning Services in 2002. She has over 18 years of experience working in information and records management for the federal government. Read more about Michele . . .
Bruce is a strategist, speaker, productivity coach and MC. His passion is working with individuals and organizations to enhance their leadership and individual productivity. Read more about Bruce . . .
Heather Meadows is a soft skills coach and tele-management specialist who has been involved in the communication industry for over 30 years. Her career began as a telephone operator with Telus. Heather’s varied experience includes customer sales, customer service, program development and training in current communication technologies. Read more about Heather . . .
In 2014, Trina went back to school and fell in love with teaching Project Management theory and practical courses. She enjoys blending her fun, comedic style with her lessons, keeping classes interactive and engaging. In the fall of 2014, she was asked to judge the PMI-SAC Project of the Year in the IT Project category and has never looked back. Read more about Trina . . .
Vern got into the Forklift business in 1973, beginning as a forklift operator. He progressed through sales and now is a mechanic and trainer. He successfully completed Train the Trainer courses at NAIT to be able to instruct Forklift Training courses and has been teaching at Chinook since 2002. Read more about Vern . . .
Karl has been providing training for more than 30 years, teaching productivity applications, computer diagnostics, use of various Internet resources, effective listening, and improvisation. His audience has covered the spectrum from absolute beginners to engineers and management. Read more about Karl . . .
Drew Price taught junior high school in Calgary for 10 years and then began working in training and education. In 1981, he founded his own company, Drew Price Seminars. Drew has taught internationally in 12 countries, including the U.S., Mexico, England, Europe, and the Middle East. Read more about Drew . . .
Late deafened and living with a cochlear implant, Michelle has a great deal of knowledge about the hard of hearing community she is a part of and serves through training. Michelle brings warmth and professionalism to the classroom. Read more about Michelle . . .
Darlene has been a corporate trainer for more than 20 years, developing and customizing courses for the corporate sector as well as for most of Calgary's post-secondary institutions. Read more about Darlene . . .
Doug Reeh has a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting and has been a Chartered Accountant since 1982. Doug has a diversified background. He served in many capacities at the Canada Revenue Agency prior to retiring after 30 years. Read more about Doug . . .
Garth Roberts, Certified Speaking Professional, is an independent thought leader who inspires workshop participants to recogniz e blocks and identify opportunities for growth. Garth’s specialty lies in training participants in the art of simple and effective methods of leading, planning, communicating, and follow-up. Read more about Garth . . .
Wilma G. Rubens, B.Sc., Dip. Ed, is a Conflict Resolution Consultant, coach and author. She trained with the Conflict Resolution Network of Australia. Since 1991, she has taught conflict resolution and life writing courses with Chinook Learning Services. Read more about Wilma . . .
Jennifer Sanford is a writer, communicator, crisis manager, and facilitator. She helps organizations to strengthen their leadership, bolster their strategic planning, critical thinking, and collective strengths, grow their communications abilities, and improve resiliency and self-efficacy. Read more about Jennifer . . .
Linda Shantz-Keresztes holds both a Bachelor of Education and Diploma of Education (Curriculum and Instruction, School Libraries) from the University of Calgary. During Linda’s 30 years of teaching with the Calgary Board of Education, she has been a classroom teacher, teacher-librarian, district school library specialist, Alberta Initiative for School Improvement (AISI) teacher-librarian consultant and teacher/ instructor with Chinook Learning Services. Read more about Linda . . .
Helen Toews has thoroughly enjoyed teaching Business English with Chinook Learning for the last 25 years. Grammar is one of Helen’s passions, and she feels very fortunate to be able to pursue that passion. She has also been teaching a variety of business courses at various business colleges for more than 12 years.
Vaillancourt, Lyne M.
Lyne is a results-driven professional educator/trainer with over 20 years of experience in management, training, accounting, taxes, leadership and communications. She has developed and implemented programs, office procedures, training manuals, cost accounting controls, and safety and strategic procedures. Read more about Lyne . . .
Ruthanne has been a practicing human resources professional providing coaching and guidance to business leaders and HR teams for over 15 years in the energy, manufacturing, post secondary and financial sectors. Read more about Ruthanne . . .