AAAS STAFF

TIM

Chief Executive Officer

Tim Carson has been involved with his local Ag Society in Redwater for more than 20 years as both staff and a volunteer.  His involvement there led into the role of Director on the Alberta Association of Agricultural Societies Board of Directors for 2 years which was then followed by 2 years as President.  He has since stepped off of the Board and been the Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the association for over 10 years.

tim@albertaagsocieties.ca

 

 

MARIA

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Maria has been with AAAS since 2017. She has worked in the graphics industry for  over 20 years designing and building company logos and signage across Alberta and Western Canada.  She has also worked as a member services representative and as an administrative assistant within the recreation and hospitality industries.

maria@albertaagsocieties.ca

 

 

SUZANNE

Programming & Events Coordinator

Suzanne has been involved with Ag Societies for over 35 years volunteering for both the Airdrie & Strathmore in various capacities from typing & selling rodeo & chuckwagon programs to organizing trade shows, fall fairs and Volunteer & Sponsor banquets as well as executive positions.

suzanne@albertaagsocieties.ca

 

 

DOUG

Partnership/Sponsorships Sales Coordinator

Doug brings to AAAS many years of experience in marketing, partnership/sponsorship sales, tourism, sports and media, along with extensive knowledge of the Fairs and Exhibition industry and Agricultural markets. Doug’s unique experience and understanding of the challenges in today’s market will be key to helping your company achieve results. We welcome Doug and encourage you to reach out to see how he can help your business partner with AAAS.

doug@albertaagsocieties.ca

 

 

 

JENNIFER

Bookkeeper

Jennifer has been with AAAS since January 2021, and although new to the position, is excited to work with a great team.  She brings her bookkeeping experience in construction, non-profit, and small business to this role.  Outside of the office, you can find her somewhere outdoors either hiking, biking, or playing pickleball.

jennifer@albertaagsocieties.ca

 

 

NIKKY & MIKE

Farm Safety Coordinators
Nikky Passmore and Mike Feduniw, of Redd Swing Productions, first joined AAAS as a Service Member and they are excited to now be working hand in hand with the association to provide entertainment with a message. Their rural roots and passion for safety mixed with their teams experience in Firefighting, EMS, Education and Entertainment make for a unique combination in producing experiential learning.

Nikky@albertaagocieties.ca

NICOLA

Open Farm Days Marketing Coordinator
Nicola Doherty started working with AAAS in 2019 as part of Alberta Open Farm Days as the marketing coordinator.  She has been working in marketing and social media for over 10 years with her own company, Cultivate Digital Media working on social media, marketing, and public relations for local and national brands. When she’s not working, she enjoys hanging out with her family and dogs and is going to thoroughly enjoy travelling again.

nicola@albertaagsocieties.ca

 

 

TANNIS

Open Farm Days Coordinator
Tannis Baker brings her knowledge and experience of over 15 years working in beverage-alcohol to the culinary tourism industry at Food Tourism Strategies (FTS), an Alberta-based consulting firm with a passion for growing and sharing the local food scene. Tannis was appointed Executive Director of the Alberta Culinary Tourism Alliance in 2014 as a result of her leadership and deep experience in food marketing, wine and spirits, sales and education fields. In 2015, Tannis was named 50 Most Influential Albertans by Alberta Venture Magazine. Previous to this, Tannis was project lead of market research on Food Marketing & Policy at the University of Calgary, and was Brown-Forman’s Director of Business Development for Western Canada. She is a sessional instructor for the hospitality program at Olds College, and sits on the Advisory Committee for the program. Alongside her FTS partner Rheannon Green, their programs have been nominated for and won several awards, including an Alto Award for Collaborative Marketing, and a Canadian Tourism Award for Best Culinary Experience.