At Empowering Artists, we come from different backgrounds with different experiences and personalities, but we are united in our passion and commitment to working with youth artists. We strive to live what we teach as we practice personal development and set a strong example of leadership and confidence to the artists we come in contact with.
Born in Saskatchewan, I spent my early years living on a small farm that my parents devoted their life to. Following high school, I moved to Edmonton Alberta where I completed business studies and started my first career with a large distribution company in 1992.
An accomplished and results-oriented operational leader with 10+ years of progressive experience delivering successful outcomes as a CEO, Athletic Coach, General Manager and Director across a wide range of operational functions.
We are extremely excited to attract and retain such a well-respected and influential group of leaders to our Board of Directors.
A visionary leader with an entrepreneurial spirit, Deanna Werklund is founder of Emergenetics Canada (2013) and Empowering Minds (2012).
Ruth holds a Bachelor of Commerce (BCOMM), Finance and Human Resources from the University of Alberta.
Hospitality is in Patricia’s blood, and while growing up in a restaurant family, she seemed destined to work in the industry.
Lance is a passionate leader who strives to listen and empower his people and valued customers. An expert in the industry, he has more than 25 years of experience in upstream waste management, environmental compliance, and water treatment.
Marius has over twenty years of international experience in the defense and commercial industries,
Lauren is the Digital Marketing Lead at Chic Geek, a Calgary-based non-profit organization supporting the retention of women in technology.