future industry leaders will be called upon
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DAYNA

MORGAN

DEANNA

BURGART

MARK

NIXON

MATHEW

BURPEE

SCOTT

BISSELL

CRISTINA

LOPEZ

STEVE

MARTINSON

SCOTT

BURROWS

BRIAN

HILLIER

ANDREW

HARKER

My mother was the ultimate volunteer in schools and in the community—and she still is. So I’ve learned a lot from her in that way.”

 

–– Dayna Morgan, vice-president, Britt Land Services

It was incredible mentors throughout my journey who have helped me grow and continue to develop in this industry.”

 

–– Deanna Burgart, manager, pipeline field operations, Inter Pipeline

What I really enjoy doing is working with the U of C. I keep in touch with my old professors and we actually work together. I also work with grad students and postdoctorate students.”

 

–– Mark Nixon, associate, geotechnical engineer, Golder Associates

With oil prices down, there is a lot of fear that companies are going to have to pull back on their giving. The vision we had was can we find a way to access more funding and more stable funding.”

 

–– Mathew Burpee, vice-president, Lynx Equity

I’d like to give every kid a chance. You don’t know if that single mom’s son is going to be the next Wayne Gretzky or not.”

 

–– Scott Bissell, chief executive officer, Heat Oilfield Rentals

BEHIND THE SCENES

At this point in time I think it helps to be involved with an organization that is looking to help others and help others be successful at whatever their endeavours are.”

 

–– Cristina Lopez, vice-president, corporate development, PrairieSky Royalty

I believe the oil and gas industry is actually one of the most progressive industries out there.”

 

–– Steve Martinson, general manager, AMGAS Services

Working in downtown Calgary I did see a lot of [event] tickets go to waste. When I found about [Kids Up Front] it made complete sense to me. I was introduced to it by a colleague and have been on the board for five years.”

 

–– Scott Burrows, vice-president, finance and chief financial officer, Pembina Pipeline

I think it’s critical for anyone to get involved in their community. I have two young children and I’d like to see the world a better place for them when they grow up.

 

–– Brian Hillier, regional manager, Envirotec Services

The thing we try to instill in our children is go into the parades, go to the community events, show up, because if you don’t, those things disappear.”

 

–– Andrew Harker, technical sales representative, STEP Energy Services

vice-president, Britt Land Services

dayna morgan

Favourite pastime:

Spending time with family, running, snowshoeing.

Favourite book
or movie:

Half the Sky, by Nicholas Kristof & Sheryl WuDunn; Lean In, by Sheryl Sandberg.

Other passions:

Reading—endless opportunities to fill one’s mind with new ideas and personal growth.

deanna burgart

manager, pipeline field operations, Inter Pipeline

Favourite pastime:

I love having fun with my family and friends—games, laser tag, roller skating and laughing. Spending time with my husband and three children. And singing, I love to sing.

Favourite book or movie:

The Seven Habits of Highly Effective People by Stephen Covey. So I Married an Axe Murderer (1993) with Mike Myers.

Other passions:

I am passionate about connecting people. Helping diverse groups find common ground and bridging the gaps between what can sometimes feel like opposing viewpoints. As an engineer with First Nations roots, I am passionate about the environment and the positive impact one can have with a science and technology background.

mark nixon

associate, geotechnical engineer, Golder Associates

Favourite pastime:

Fly fishing.

Favourite book or movie:

Ender's Game, Hyperion (sci-fi books). Ghostbusters (or anything with Bill Murray), Shaun of the Dead, High Fidelity.

MATHEW BURPEE

vice-president, Lynx Equity

Favourite pastime:

Downhill skiing in the winter. Watching Blue Jays baseball in the summer.

Favourite book or movie:

The Intelligent Investor by Benjamin Graham. The Rookie (2002).

Other passions:

Growing up, I competed in a dozen different sports—some more successfully than others. Now, I still stay active and play in a couple recreational leagues. I also follow baseball, hockey and football regularly; and during the Olympics, I spend more time in front of the TV than any reasonable person should.

SCOTT BISSELL

chief executive officer, Heat Oilfield Rentals

Favourite pastime:

Time with family and friends.

Favourite book or movie:

Perseverance: Life Lessons on Leadership and Teamwork by Marc Trestman.

Other passions:

Golf, hockey, skiing, snowmobiling, wake boarding, teaching children’s sports. Helping others achieve their goals. Setting a personal goal and achieving it. Learning.

CRISTINA LOPEZ

vice-president, corporate development, PrairieSky Royalty

Favourite pastime:

Spending time outside with my kids or getting out on my skis or bike.

Favourite book
or movie:

Liars Poker by Michael Lewis. It is fascinating to watch history repeat itself.

Other passions:

The outdoors and food are two personal hobbies. We spend a lot of time outside as a family, and family suppers are practically a sacrament in our household.

general manager, AMGAS Services

STEVE MARTINSON

Favorite pastime:

Holidaying.

Favorite book or movie:

Most biographies, Finding Nemo.

Other passions:

I really enjoy being involved with my kid’s activities. I like watching and coaching when I can. I do a better job of helping out with some activities than others. I am all right at coaching hockey and baseball and, even though I clearly have the body for it, I am not the best ballet instructor.

scott burrows

vice-president, finance and chief financial officer, Pembina Pipeline

Favourite pastime:

Reading.

Favourite book or movie:

Star Wars obviously, with The Big Lebowski as a close second.

Other passions:

These days it is my kids. At five and three, they have inspired me to be better every day of my life. Everything I do, I do for them.

BRIAN HILLIER

regional manager, Envirotec Services

Favourite pastime:

Who has spare time?

Favourite book or movie:

The Great Gatsby (both book and movie).

Other passions:

Cooking is a real passion for me, to the point where I have even become an internationally certified BBQ Judge.

ANDREW HARKER

technical sales representative, STEP Energy Services

Favourite pastime:

Creating memories with my amazing wife Gwen and our children.

Favourite book or movie:

Braveheart.

Other passions:

Cycling, running, Mui Thai and triathlons. I am always working at crossing things off my bucket list and adding new ones.

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DALE LUNAN

dlunan@junewarren-nickles.com

 

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TAMARA POLLOWAY-WEBB

 

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CATHLENE OZUBKO

 

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CHRISTINA BOROWIECKI

 

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PAIGE PENNIFOLD

 

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JORDHANA REMPEL

 

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COLIN WAY

 

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