Board of Directors
Prince Albert & District Community Futures has maintained a tradition of operating under the leadership of a representative, committed, and knowledgeable Board of Directors. This talented group is characterized by a broad age demographic and wide ranging sector representation. The following volunteers are members of our Board of Directors:
Teresa Hanson has been on the PACF board since 2019. Supporting entrepreneurs with their business ventures is of utmost importance as she too is an entrepreneur. In addition to being a small business owner, Teresa has spent her career in the construction industry in Saskatoon and for the last number of years in Prince Albert. Teresa has 3 small children with her husband. She enjoys cooking and baking throughout the winter, camping and fishing in the summer.
Betty is retired after a 30 year career in post-secondary education, the last several years as Program Head of the Entrepreneurship and Small Business Program at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. She volunteers in the community being a member of both the Mont St Joseph Care Home foundation board and parish council of St. Joseph church. Her hobbies are reading, walking her dogs, and spending as much time as she can with her daughters and granddaughters.
Ryan has been in the Electrical Trade for 27 years. He has been a co-owner of Asiil Enterprises Ltd. for the last 8 years. He has been on the Prince Albert Constructions Association board for 12 years with 2-years as President. He has also been on the Saskatchewan Bid Depository Inc. for the last 5 Years and is a long-time member of Saskatchewan Construction Safety Association. When he spends his time away from work he is with his wife and 3 boys – hunting, fishing, camping and cooking.
Barb Gustafson received her PhD in Educational Administration from the University of Saskatchewan with a focus on vocational education. She also holds a B.Ed., BA (English) and MBA from the U of S, as well as certificates in adult learning, recognition of prior learning, and program evaluation. Barb recently retired as Interim Dean of Hospitality & Tourism and Human Services & Community Safety at Saskatchewan Polytechnic after serving in the permanent role of Special Advisor to the Provost. Previously, she was with the Prince Albert Daily Herald for 15 years as managing editor and publisher. She is a past member of the local credit union board, the Clarence Campeau Development Fund (Metis Economic Development), city council and the P.A. Community Foundation. Along with husband, Grant, she enjoys time with their family, including six grandchildren.
Born and raised on a farm near Prince Albert, but traveled extensively throughout North America and Europe. Tyler has worked in the trucking industry, the motorsports industry, and most recently an executive for a hockey company. He is now back on the farm serving as a councillor in the RM of Prince Albert. Tyler is a board member on the PA Historical Society and the North Central Mutual Aid Association. Tyler has a flock of Icelandic sheep and three dogs that guard them.
Patty has been an active volunteer for Community Futures program and serving it for the past 14 years. She has held the position of Chair at her local board and continues to serve on the Audit and Finance Committee. As well, Patty volunteers as the Chair for Community Futures Saskatchewan, Vice-Chair for Pan-West Community Futures and President for the Community Futures Network of Canada.
Patty continues to actively serve in her community supporting local organizations and fundraising initiatives. She is a Director with Saskwater as well as with Hatchet Lake Development Limited Partnership and serves on both of their Audit and Finance committees.
Patty recently completed her Corporate Board designation with the Institute of Corporate Directors with Rotman Directors Education Program.
Steve has spent the last 40 years in small business management and the prior 7 years in the banking industry. Steve has a long history of volunteerism. He is currently a Board Member of the Community Initiatives Fund, and President of the Prince Albert Pistol and Rifle Club. Steve also sits on the Community Futures Saskatchewan Board. Steve values connecting with others, spending family time at the lake and various outdoor sporting endeavours.
Born and raised in Prince Albert, Tyler has been with the Jim Pattison Group Prince Albert for 20 years, with experience in traditional and digital marketing/advertising, business strategy, community relations, and employee training. Prior to a career in the broadcast industry, Tyler was a manager in the hotel industry.
Sarah is a second year student in the Funeral Director and Embalmer program at the accredited Canadian College of Funeral Service. She currently works as a funeral director and embalmer student at River Park Funeral Home, helping all types of families with celebrating their loved ones lives in a meaningful way. Sarah was born and raised in Prince Albert, and loves supporting local businesses throughout the province. She spends her down time gardening and spending quality time with family, friends and her two dogs.
Kristie is a CPA, CA who specializes in tax and focuses on serving small/medium owner managed clients. She grew up in Prince Albert and has been working as an accountant for 10 years. Kristie enjoys spending quality time with her family and being outdoors, specifically at the lake.