The AAAS Board of Directors consists of 10 volunteers representing 6 regions and service members.
Rebecca Joseph: Region 4 Director
Rebecca grew up in the community of Lamont, and found her passion for agriculture after her family moved to a small ranch just south of Chipman, AB. Her parents were heavily involved in both the Chipman and Lamont Ag Societies, where she became a volunteer at a young age. She studied at Lakeland College and completed her agriculture degree at the University of Lethbridge. Her position as the northern Alberta & BC Account Manager for Polywest has her traveling to various communities helping retails and producers with their liquid handling needs. After graduation, Rebecca accepted a position on the Board of Directors for the Lamont Ag Society, and she has held numerous positions including various committees chairs and Secretary. In her spare time, she enjoys curling, camping and kayaking.
1st Vice President
Brett Warder : Region 2 Director
Brett has been with the Calgary Stampede since 1992. Before joining the Agriculture & Western Events department in 2000, he held various positions in Accounting and Food & Beverage. My favorite thing about working for the Calgary Stampede is the people! From the people I work with, the volunteers, and our guests that come to the Stampede. As the Manager of Agriculture and Western Events Operations, I have been a part of the changes that we have made at the Calgary Stampede over the last two decades. I am involved in the extensive work behind the scenes on all Calgary Stampede Agriculture & Western Event programs and competitions, and ensure the animals taking part receive the best care, and our guests have exceptional experiences. I was honored to be nominated by my peers for the Calgary White Hat Awards. The Awards celebrate inspiring Calgarians in the tourism industry who go above and beyond and strive to make their guests’ experience a memorable one.
2nd Vice President
Darlene Corriveau : Region 6 Director
Darlene was born in Edmonton, raised in the NWT and moved to Valleyview 39 years ago. She joined the Valleyview and District Agricultural Society 29 years ago, has held the positions of both President and Past President and currently is still a Director. Darlene was voted to the AAAS Board in 2014.
Natasha Dombrosky : Region 5 Director
Natasha is from the Radway Agricultural Society and has been a member since 2015. She got involved with the Ag society thanks to her employer. They wanted employees to get involved in their communities so she went on the search for something in her town that would interest her and her love for agriculture, country, and friends. After a quick search online she found the contact for the Radway Agriculture Society and contacted them to see if they were looking for volunteers. She loves spending time at home with family, either out in the arena with the horses, on the track with the dirt bikes, or around the fire pit roasting a hot dog.
Rick McCarthy : 4 Director
Rick McCarthy lives in Bonnyville and is an owner/operator of HR2 Construction primarily building residential houses and agricultural buildings. Family is Rick’s main priority and having great communities for his family…and all families….to grow up in is ultimately why he became involved with Agricultural Societies. Rick is a former Board member with Bonnyville Ag Society, and is currently a Director on the Cold Lake Ag. He was elected to the AAAS Board as a Region 4 Director in 2013.
REGION 1 DIRECTOR
Petra has served on school council and volunteered in the school whenever possible. She has also been a board member on the Vauxhall and District Chamber of Commerce, the Friends of the Vauxhall Public Library as well as the Vauxhall Ag Society Board, where I fill the position of Secretary Treasurer. She is part of the Bylaw and Policy as well as the Farmers Market Committee. She has managed the Vauxhall Farmers Market for the past five years. Petra was elected to the AAAS Board in 2021.
REGION 2 DIRECTOR
REGION 3 DIRECTORS
Beth has been an member of the Donalda Ag Society Member for 10 years. “I got involved because I saw an opportunity where I could make a difference. Contributing to the community in a positive manner and providing the best possible experience for participants and attendees to events. Beth was elected to the AAAS Board in 2021.
Shortly after I moved to Red Lodge Estates, in Central Alberta, one of my Neighbors’ learned that I was an Accountant and asked me to join the Cottonwood-Gordon Ag Society to be their Treasurer. I have enjoyed working with the Board for the past 15 years, helping with all the Projects and Events that this Ag Society does for the Community. I have also been Region 3 Director on the AAAS Board for 7 years.
REGION 4 DIRECTORS
REGION 5 DIRECTOR
Bruce was raised on a mixed farm located west of Wetaskiwin. He attended school in the small community of Falun. During this time, he helped on the farm, participated in several sports, and was an active 4-H member. Bruce joined the Board of Beaumont & District Agricultural Society (BADAS) sometime before 1995. He took on more and more duties for BADAS, and became General Manager in 2016, expanding responsibilities he held as a volunteer. In 2019, he was elected to the AAAS Board of Directors as an “old rooky”.
SERVICE MEMBER DIRECTOR
Perry Cramer and his firm Foster Park Brokers has been providing insurance solutions for Ag Societies since 2004. Based in Edmonton, Perry and his firm have been proud supporters of AAAS for the past 13 years and he continues to develop long-term relationships with Ag Societies from all over the province. He was elected to the AAAS Board as a Service Member Director in 2021.