Sharon’s passion is to help entrepreneurs build and grow profitable businesses. Trained as a banker, she has a unique 37-year background in the banking industry with an in-depth understanding of management, commercial lending, risk mitigation and compliance regulations. In 2018, Sharon joined the Community Futures Saskatchewan network as the General Manager of Prince Albert and District Community Futures Development Corporation, where she has expanded her vast knowledge base to include managing a non-profit organization, working with a Board of Directors, Economic Development, Developmental Lending, and Business Coaching.
Sharon is committed to promoting entrepreneurship and assisting with the growth and development of communities, businesses, and organizations in the North Central Saskatchewan region.
Business Development Officer
Carolyn has a long and exceptional career in communications, tourism, administration and municipal economic management, through which she understands the importance of communities to proactively work to strengthen relationships with business groups, companies and developers. Strong communities are ones that have a business culture with strong stakeholder relationships, that is open to opportunities and willing to work toward common goals and objectives that will support a resilient economic ecosystem.
Carolyn supports the Prince Albert and area business community through teaching a variety of workshops and helping business owners make their visions and goals a reality.
I started working as Administrator/Bookkeeper for Community Futures Prince Albert & District in April 2005. I have enjoyed being part of the growth of this office and assisting entrepreneurs with starting/expanding their businesses for the past 17 years. It’s rewarding to drive down the street and see new/existing businesses become successful because of our involvement with them whether it be a lending, advisory or business training component. I will continue to promote Community Futures Prince Albert as a valuable asset for our community.
I have been a part of the Community Future’s Team for over 10 years. It has been rewarding to work for an organization that contributes to the success of others through entrepreneurship. I enjoy watching people succeed.