2018 Top 50 Under 50

Dec
08
2018
Volume
7-1
Justin Shaw Age: 27 What is your favourite local restaurant? STACS. The whole staff greets me with so much love every time I walk in, and I know I’m not the only person who feels that way. When you hear Justin Shaw’s name, you may think of the person who…
Dec
08
2018
Volume
7-1
Age: 41 What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? It is important to know your history and culture. It paves the path of your future. Chief Executive Officer of Athabasca Tribal Council, Karla Buffalo, has spent much of her life in the region. But in 2001, the now 41-year-old permanently…
Dec
08
2018
Volume
7-1
Ken Sandmoen Age: 43 What is your favourite movie? Stand By Me When Ken Sandmoen was young, he looked up to sports heroes. Ken played hockey, baseball, football, and was an avid swimmer. He saw the dedication and hard work that those athletes put in, and it inspired him to…
Dec
08
2018
Volume
7-1
Kim Rizzi Age: 48 What is the best way to spend a Saturday in Fort McMurray? Rafting down the Clearwater River with family and friends. Kim Rizzi came to Fort McMurray from Montreal, in July 2012 to interview for the position of General Manager of the 2015 Western Canada Summer…
Dec
08
2018
Volume
7-1
Krista Kemp Age: 33 What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Don’t believe in luck; believe in hard work. You’re not a lottery ticket. Growing up in the Okanogan Valley of British Columbia in a family of five, Krista spent a lot of time outdoors skiing, snowboarding, and enjoying water…
Dec
08
2018
Volume
7-1
Kwame Osei Age: 33 What’s the best advice you’ve ever received? Why try to fit in if you’re a standout? Born in Ghana, Kwame Osei moved to Canada at the age of four. He lived in Toronto for 20 years, and has now been living in Fort McMurray for six…
Dec
08
2018
Volume
7-1
Leanne Hawco Age: 43 What would you like people to say about you when you’re old? She was kind...and funny. Hilarious, even. Born in Mississauga, Ontario, Leanne Hawco moved to Fort McMurray when she was six-years-old. For her, being a part of this community is everything. “This community has provided…
Dec
08
2018
Volume
7-1
Lee-Anne Kumka Age: 41 What is your favourite movie? It’s a Wonderful Life Lee-Anne Kumka was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, and made her way to Fort McMurray in 2007 with her husband. Lee-Anne was a busy child, involved in Girl Guides, Ukrainian Dance, and sports, which kept her…

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