2016 Top 50 Under 50

Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
ADAM HARDIMAN Profession: Communications/Public Affairs Age: 33 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 5 Proud supporter of local sports, arts, culture and music; focused on the recovery efforts. 33-year-old Adam Hardiman has called Fort McMurray home for over five years since moving here from Ottawa. Born and raised in a blue-collar…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
ALEXIS FOSTER Profession: Executive Director, Fort McMurray Chamber of Commerce Age: 27 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 5 At age 27, Alexis Foster is the youngest executive director for an Alberta Chamber of Commerce. She grew up in a small town in Newfoundland, and attended Memorial University where she received…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
Amanda & Chad Gergely Amanda - Profession: Acupuncturist, Doula, Athletic Trainer • Age: 33 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 9 Chad - Profession: Starter • Age: 33 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 9 Power couple status: Chad & Amanda Gergely have been named one of YMM’s Power Couples because of…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
ANA MARIA MENDEZ-BARKS Profession: Art Administrator Age: 45 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 7 Proudly Canadian since 2015! 45-year-old Ana Maria Mendez is a relatively new Canadian citizen, but her impact on the community has been a strong one. Born and raised in Lima, Peru, she immigrated to Canada in…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
ARIANNA JOHNSON Profession: Executive Director, Wood Buffalo Food Bank Age: 39 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 11 “Say yes, and figure it out later.” Those are the words that 39-year-old Arianna Johnson lives by, and that can-do attitude is evident in her accomplishments so far. In the almost-11 years that…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
BEN GILL & MARGARET ZIOLECKI Ben - Profession: Commercial Banker Age: 37 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 3.5 Margaret - Profession: External Relations Advisor Age: 36 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 10 Power couple status: Ben Gill and Margaret Ziolecki have been named one of YMM’s Power Couples because, although…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
BRENDAN TONER Profession: Vice Principal, Father Mercredi Community High School Age: 39 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 17 Closet karaoke champion, 39-year-old Brendan Toner, is one of the vice principals at Father Mercredi Community High School. Originally from Edmonton, he served in the Canadian Armed Forces as a medic for…
Nov
28
2016
Volume
5-1
BRYCE KUMKA Profession: Insurance Broker • Age: 40 • Years in Wood Buffalo: 9 byline Enjoys the exciting pace of life in Wood Buffalo, and being a member of a community that is so resilient and giving. 40-year-old Bryce Kumka is a partner and senior account executive for commercial insurance…

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