Our Staff

We are small business specialists who take the time to really understand your business ideas, and roll up our sleeves to help you make them happen. Community Futures Lethbridge Region staff provide a wide range of small business services, including business loans and business grant advice, business and financial planning, skills development and training, and strategic marketing and networking – and are available to work one-on-one to connect you with the right programs and services. Call or email us today to get your business dreams moving forward.

We also have in-depth knowledge of the unique characteristics of our local and regional economies, and actively work to develop rural diversification strategies in partnership with business and community leaders, local government, educational institutions, other business lenders and not-for-profits.

Darlene Sinclair

Executive Director

T: 587 800 8431

dsinclair [at] albertacf.com

 

Penny Patching

Business Advisor

T: 587 800 8417

ppatching [at] albertacf.com

Roldo Eliason

Roldo Eliason

Business Advisor

T: 587 800 8427

Roldo has worked in the Lethbridge area for over 25 years. He has business experience in many technical trades and was a business owner/operator for ten years. Roldo's education includes a Journeyman's Certification in Electronics and a Bachelor's Degree in Business Management (entrepreneurial emphasis). Roldo is familiar with many business models and looks forward to helping local entrepreneurs and business owners succeed in 2021.

Jason Baranec

Jason Baranec

Business Advisor

T: 587 800 5587

Jason joins the Community Futures team with a bright passion for supporting entrepreneurs in the inception and development of their business’s. He brings with him a wealth of knowledge and experience in small business start-up, financing, and strategy solutions. As a small business owner, real estate developer and investor, he has a sincere empathy for the challenges and opportunities that owners are faced with daily. Jason also lived and worked in the still-developing Caribbean nation of Belize, where he managed the development of the countries first and largest, flagship hotel. He ultimately became the General Manager of the ~60 acre property, leading over 150 staff while tending the concerns of 400+ guests.

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Community Futures Lethbridge Region
2626 South Parkside Drive
Lethbridge, AB T1K 0C4

403-320-6044

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Communities Served

Barons, 
Blood Band Reserve, 
Broxburn, 
Coaldale, 
Coalhurst, 
Del Bonita, 
Diamond City, 
Iron Springs, 
Kipp, 
Lethbridge, 
Magrath, 
Monarch, 
Nobleford, 
Picture Butte, 
Raymond, 
Shaughnessy, 
Spring Coulee, 
Stand Off, 
Stirling, 
Tempest, 
Turin, 
Welling, 

 

COMMUNITY FUTURES LETHBRIDGE AIMS TO BE A SCENT FREE ENVIRONMENT, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM USING SCENTED PRODUCTS WHEN VISITING OUR PREMISES

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