The Board of Directors work to ensure that the focus of ASDC Central remains consistent with the vision of working with emerging athletes and coaches in Central Alberta.

- Past President -

Rob has resided in Red Deer since 1983. He has been actively involved in the sports community in various capacities. Has coached; high school football, wrestling, volleyball, basketball, badminton, track and field, hockey, soccer, t-ball, lacrosse, softball holding various CAC certifications in many of these sports. He has played; football, hockey, soccer, basketball, wrestled, bobsled brakeman and lacrosse at various levels of competition. Rob has been on the executives of; Red Deer Wrestling Club, Red Deer Junior High Athletic Association, Red Deer Minor Lacrosse Association and Red Deer Minor Softball Association. He has been President of the Alberta Teachers Association (ATA) Health and Physical Education Council (HPEC), been the co-chair of the 2010 HPEC Provincial Conference and served as Director of Accommodations for the 2006 Alberta Summer Games.

Rob is married to Margaretrose and together they have raised five active children in the Red Deer community. Along with his family he is an avid Saskatchewan Roughriders fan. He is currently teaching at Central Middle School serving as Physical Education and Health Department Head. Rob is also serving on the Board of Directors for the Sport Council of Red Deer (SCoRD).

- President -

Keith is currently a Kinesiology Instructor at Red Deer College. He also works as a Sport Psychology Consultant with Collegiate Sports Medicine Clinic and ASDC.  Keith graduated with a BA in Psychology from the University of Calgary with a Diploma of Kinesiology and a Masters of Arts in Sport Psychology.

Keith has 20 years of coaching in Gymnastics, Trampoline & Tumbling with 10 years as the Head Coach of the Red Deer Gymnastics Association and is a NCCP Level III Coaching Certification with Trampoline.  Keith was the National Gymnastics Team Coach from 1998-2003. He also sat on the Exelta Gymnastics Board of Directors both as President and Member-at-large. 

He also competed at National Level in Gymnastics & International Level in Trampoline and Tumbling. Keith was on the National Team for 8 years and is a 4 time World Champion.


- Vice President -

Jared has also been recognized by the business community for his technical and business prowess as the recipient of the 2002 Young Entrepreneur Award by the Business Development Bank who has presented the awards to entrepreneurs aged 19 to 30 in each province and territory since 1987. "Jared is a role model for young Canadian entrepreneurs, demonstrating what business innovation is all about," said BDC president and CEO Michel Vennat. His unwavering values include customization of customer needs, worker safety, the provision of quality work and a premium emphasis on continuous improvement and innovation.

Jared is a keen community advocate tirelessly volunteering for organizations such as the Red Deer College, the SPCA Capital Building Campaign, Festival of Trees, the Lindsay Thurber Jazz Choir, Rebels White Bantam AAA Hockey Club, Ronald McDonald House of Central Alberta, Candy Cane Lane, Adopt-A-Family, and the Central Alberta Free Style Ski Club. He is also volunteer coach for Alberta Freestyle Ski Association.

It’s not difficult to understand why Jared is an adventurous trailblazer. When he was just 19 years old, he was part of the oil well firefighting efforts in Kuwait in 1991. He also enjoys all types of physical fitness and is training for his first triathlon this summer.

Jared’s two girls, Jana 11 and Lia 13, are competitive freestyle skiers and hope one day to be in the Olympics and Lia recently competed in the 2015 Canada Games. Jared’s wife Mindy is a world-class photographer who travels the world working for NGO’s and special projects to help promote charitable organizations.

When this high-energy family is not busy trotting across the globe for work and sport, they enjoy spending time together in Red Deer, Alberta.

- Secretary/Treasurer -

I have worked at RDC since 1984 and currently hold the position of Science Laboratory Coordinator.

I have been coaching curling since 1984. I began coaching college curling and in my first year of coaching the RDC Mixed team won gold at CCAA nationals. In 2007 I coached the Alberta boys team to gold at CWG and in 2011 coached the Alberta girls team to silver at CWG. This year the junior ladies team I am coaching is heading to the Canadian Junior Curling Championship, the first female team to represent Alberta from Red Deer.I am currently a member of the Red Deer Junior Curling Committee and served as President of the Southern Alberta Curling Association for two years.

I am married to Lowell who has been a competitive curler and fastball player for many years. I have two children who are attending university. Joel is a 4th yr education student and plays baseball for Minot State University while Jocelyn is in 1st year KNSS at MRU and plays competitive softball and curling.

- Director -

Lisa has been an avid squash player for seventeen years.  After moving to Red Deer eight years ago, she decided to pursue her coaching certification in squash and start building the sport locally with a junior program.  2012 will mark her third trip to the Alberta Winter Games as a squash coach.  Last year she had the honour of being the Manager/Assistant Coach for Team Alberta Squash at the Canada Winter Games in Halifax.  It was at this venue that Mike Klass started his recruitment campaign to get her involved with the board of the ASDC.

Lisa was officially named to the board in the Fall of 2011.  In addition to her work with the ASDC, Lisa sits on the Squash Alberta Board of Directors as the representative for Central Alberta.

- Director -

Shawna earned her Bachelor of Recreation at the University of Manitoba, and She is currently the Zone Secretary of the Central Alberta Schools' Athletic Association, Head coach of the Red Deer Central Lions speed skating club, VP of Skater Development on the Alberta Speed Skating Board.

Previously in her career, Shawna was the Executive Director of the Alberta Schools Athletic Association; Director of the Alberta Amateur Speed Skating Association; Director of Sports at the International Winter Special Olympic Games (Reno/Tahoe); and the Assistant Director of Competition for Speed Skating at the 1988 Olympic Winter Games.

As an athlete, Shawna competed for the Canadian Women's Softball Team from 1981 to 1986. She also Speed Skated competitively from 1968 to 1979.

Shawna lives with her husband, Myron and 3 girls in Ponoka with her oldest attending MRU in Nursing.

- Director -

Whitney was born and raised in Red Deer. She has always been active in sports and found her passion for curling at a young age. Whitney has been curling for 18 years, starting out in the Red Deer Curling Centre Junior Programs. As a junior curler Whitney competed in the Alberta Winter Games, Alberta Junior Provincials, Alberta Mixed Provincials and in events on the World Curling Tour. Whitney was an athlete with the ASDC Athlete Enhancement Program for two years which helped her to grow as an athlete. In 2010 Whitney was named Red Deer Female Athlete of the year after her team won the Alberta Scotties Provincial Championship and competed at the 2010 Scotties Tournament of Hearts. She has since competed in the Player's Championship, 2011 Alberta Scotties Provincial Championship, and 2013 Alberta Mixed Doubles Provincial Championship and continues to curl competitively on the World Curling Tour. Whitney also has her NCCP level 1 coaching certification in curling and has instructed at the Alberta Rocks Junior Curling Camp.

Whitney graduated from the Red Deer College/University of Alberta in 2011 with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing Degree. She currently lives in Red Deer with her husband Dustin, son Carson and works as a Registered Nurse at the Red Deer Regional Hospital Intensive Care Unit.


 - Director -

  • Full-Time Kinesiology Instructor
  • Athletic Director at Red Deer College - 2007-2015
  • Coached RDC Men’s volleyball for 12 years winning 9 National Championships
  • BA Recreation Administration (U of Alberta) and MSC in Sport Management ( U of Idaho)
  • NCCP Level 4 coach, NCCP Part A and B facilitator
  • Coached in German Bundesliga (Division 1 Pro) in 2000/01 and 2009/10 – German cup silver medallist both years
  • ACAC Coach of year 6 times
  • CCAA coach of the year for all sports 2 times
  • CCAA Athletic Director of the year 2011/12
  • 2005 Head Coach of Canada’s FISU team. First coach in CCAA to be selected to head coach FISU team
  • 2009 Inductee into the Alberta Volleyball Hall of Fame as Head Coach for the Red Deer Kings and the 8 year National Championship Run
  • 1996 – 1998 Assistant Coach of Canadian Junior team. NORCECA Champions and finished 5th at World Championships
  • 1994 – 1997 Apprentice/Assistant coach of Canadian National Team
  • 1990-1993 Head Coach Alberta Men’s Canada Games Team – Responsible for the entire athlete development program. Highlights were a Silver Medal at the 1993 Canada Summer Games, Gold at the 1992 NTCC
  • 1988 – 1992 Assistant Coach University of Alberta Bears Volleyball team
  • All Canadian Men’s Volleyball player 1986 and 1987
  • Red Deer College Athlete of the year 1986
  • Alberta College Athletic Conference All-star 1985/86/87

- Director -

Iaian is married and a father of 4 children. He is a life long athlete that participated in sports almost his entire life. Early on Iaian played hockey, baseball, golf, football badminton and track. Eventually as he got older his focus turned to track which he ran up to the university level. Iaian also returned to baseball in his early 20's with men's baseball.

Iaian coached hockey for 10 years up to the AAA level in Bantam and Midget. He also coached for 3 years in the Hockey Alberta Program of Excellence U16 programs.

Iaian and his wife opened a strength and conditioning centre in Red Deer in 2007. They coached beginner's that had never been active before right up to professional athletes. They sold their gym in 2015.

Iaian is currently the Executive Director of the Red Deer Regional Health Foundation which is the primary fundraiser for the hospital in Red Deer.

In his spare time Iaian coaches or drives his kids to several athletic activities. He also enjoys working out and has recently discovered skiing.