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The Lethbridge Region Board of Directors

Meet the Lethbridge Region board of directors

Community Futures Lethbridge Region has a wonderful board of directors. They’re all experienced in the world of business and volunteer their time to help make this community even stronger than it already is.

Curtis Goodman

Chair

Curtis started his own business ‘Project Goodman’ while in grade 5 and over the next 15 years or so he transformed the business from offering landscaping services to offering property management and business services.

During this time he also completed his Bachelor of Management and Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from the University of Lethbridge.

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Curtis has a varied business background with experience, outside of his own business, as Projectionist and Supervisor at the Wales Theatre, Information Technology Lab Instructor at the University of Lethbridge, and Office Manager at Thiessen Law Group.

He’s also the founding organiser of ‘Love & Records' the largest outdoor record fair in Western Canada and a music festival that’s held annually in Downtown Lethbridge every September.

Curtis can often be found volunteering in the community and assisting friends and family with their own entrepreneurial endeavours.

Cathy Moore

Vice-Chair, Town Of Picture Butte

Cathy has been in the community for 22 years and was elected to a four-year term as a Councillor for the Town of Picture Butte in 2013, and as Mayor in 2017. 

She worked at the Scotia Bank as a customer service representative, the Picture Butte Golf Course reconciling the daily worksheets and the Town of Picture Butte as an office clerk. 

She and her husband also own Moore Industrial Water Treatment and Cathy is regularly involved with the Picture Butte Transportation Society.

Jordan Sailer

Director, Town Of Coaldale

Jordan was born and raised in Lethbridge. He is a 2003 graduate of Lethbridge Collegiate Institute and earned a diploma in Business Administration from the Lethbridge College. Jordan and his wife are the proud parents of a two-year-old daughter.

Jordan has had a life-long passion for physical fitness and mental well-being and knowing the benefits that they have on a person's life, wanted to bring that to his community. Shortly after starting Twisted Steel and spending so much time in Coaldale, Jordan knew he had to move here. He fell in love with the community and knew it was where he wanted to raise his family.

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Jordan has been named one of the Lethbridge Chamber of Commerce’s “Top 40 Under 40” and Twisted Steel won the Coaldale Chamber of Commerce Customer Service Award for 2020. He is a member of the Coaldale Healthy Communities Committee and is a proud supporter of Coaldale's local sports teams and other local events

Corné Mans

Director, Town Of Nobleford

Born and raised in the farming community of Southern Alberta, Corné shares ownership in the food distribution company Galimax Trading Inc. Located in Nobleford.

Corné spent six months working in New Zealand before finding his roots back in Southern Alberta where he attended Lethbridge College to achieve his business management diploma in April 2013.

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He was elected to the office of the council for the Town of Nobleford in 2019 and he was appointed to represent Community Futures Lethbridge in the fall of 2019. 

From day-to-day business activities to time spending with family and friends, he always spreads a positive glow of energy.

Ed Weistra

Director, Village Of Barons

Ed has been in the community for 10 years and he was re-elected Mayor of the Village of Barons.  He owned and operated a transmission overhaul business for 5 years.

Ed has been involved with the Ag Society of Barons for a year, President of the Chinook Auto Racers for four consecutive years, worked with Habitat for Humanity and spent four years with the Hardieville Community Association.

 

Rory Sailer

Director, Member At Large

Rory Sailer joined the Board as a Member at Large in January of 2015, he has lived in Lethbridge all of his adult life. He attended Lethbridge Community College and worked at Scamper Canada in Design Engineering. 

In 1982, he started Southland Welding Ltd. with his brother to manufacture horse and stock trailers, cargo, gravel and grain boxes.

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That company grew into Southland Industries, Lethbridge Truck Equipment and Royal Trailers.  After selling his interest in Southland he started Chinook Country Trailers and worked with Southland and Lethbridge County servicing and completing infrastructure for the Broxburn Business Park. 

Rory is currently President of a Commercial Condo Association and manages commercial buildings in Lethbridge and Coaldale.

John Kuerbis

Director, Lethbridge County       

John Kuerbis joined the Board in November 2021, as the Division 4 Lethbridge County Councilor. Division 4 is the region just west of Lethbridge and encompasses the area around Coalhurst and north to Diamond City. John has spent the last five years in Lethbridge, having moved from Fort McMurray. He grew up in the Athabasca area.   

 John is an insurance adjuster and has run his own firm for the last 15 years, he is also a certified fire cause and origin investigator, he previously owned and operated a Real Estate/Property management firm. 

 

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John has sat on several boards over the last 30 years including:

Athabasca Chamber of Commerce-President and vice president, Director of Athabasca Little league, Perryvale Community association-Director and president, Athabasca River Runners snowmobile club-Treasurer, Fort McMurray Composite athletics association-Director and president, Fort McMurray Composite Parents association-Director, McMurray Dirt Riders Motocross track-Director, Vice President, president.

He is the father of 4 children and 3 grandchildren, and enjoys woodworking and classic cars. He is always happy to drop everything to help anyone in need.

Gary Bikman

Director, Village Of Stirling

 Gary Bikman joined the Board in November 2021, as an elected Councilor for the village of Stirling. Gary has served his community since the mid-1970s having been the former Mayor of Stirling and serving as a Councilor in four previous terms.  Gary 

Gary owned and operated oilfield services company Speedy Heavy Hauling, as well as fast food Chinese restaurant ChopStix. Gary was also a sessional instructor at the University of Lethbridge, teaching Management Skills Development, in addition to teaching life skills and employability to trades students at the Lethbridge College. 

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Gary has sat on the Stirling Library board, and served as a Leader of youth groups. He was an early Morning Teacher of grade 11-12 students who voluntarily gave up sleep to learn about ethics, moral behaviour, philosophy, goal setting, interpersonal relationships and community service, integrity etc. 

 

Allen Tollestrup

Director, Town Of Raymond

 

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He was elected to the office of the council for the Town of Nobleford in 2019 and he was appointed to represent Community Futures Lethbridge in the fall of 2019. 

From day-to-day business activities to time spending with family and friends, he always spreads a positive glow of energy.

Heather Caldwell

Director, Town Of Coalhurst

 

Aaron Zaugg

Director, Town Of Magrath

 

Interested In Becoming A Board Member Or Committee Volunteer? Get In Touch!

Impact the growth of our community and join our board. We’re always looking for great people to help better our business community here in the Lethbridge region and offer new growth opportunities to Lethbridge region based entrepreneurs.

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2626 South Parkside Drive
Lethbridge, AB  T1K 0C4
P: (403) 320-6044
E: cflethbridge@albertacf.com
  

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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 and other surrounding towns near Lethbridge