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Executive Director

Kelsey Murphy (she/her) joined The Princess Shop in May 2019. Kelsey enjoys spending time with her family and friends. She is also a player on the Saskatoon Valkyries. Kelsey is a graduate of the Edwards School of Business, majoring in Management and has completed the Honours Program. Her honours project focused on nonprofit and charitable organizations' experiences with sponsorship and corporate philanthropy. 

 

Program Coordinator

Obianuju Asiodu (Uju) is a certified project manager by the Project Management Institute. Her professional work experience spans various industries, including Non-profit Management, Management Consulting, and Government. She has a Diploma and BSc. in Economics from the University of Lagos, Nigeria. She is currently enrolled in the Masters of Public Administration at the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy at the University of Saskatchewan. Uju enjoys designing community programs that create opportunities and empower vulnerable populations. In addition, she loves to plan vacations she never really goes on, hang out with friends, read books, and try out new recipes!

Ribbon Skirt Program Coordinator

Brianna Gardipy is a proud First Nation from Muskeg Lake Cree Nation. She has pursued many endeavours in her life. After she graduated from Tommy Douglas Collegiate, she worked endlessly at many job opportunities that came her way. She worked as a Dental Aide for 3 years; educational assistant at Kihiw Waciston in Muskeg Lake. She also worked at the Office of the Treaty Commissioner as a summer student. Throughout this time, she attended the University of Saskatchewan Arts & Science for one year then stepped into trades where she became a certified Heavy Equipment Operator. She continued and also became a certified Scaffolder and Carpenter through Prairie Arctic Trades Training. In 2019 she decided to go after her true passion and attended MC College in Saskatoon to pursue a career in Hairstyling, Make-up Artistry and Eyelash Technician. She is currently an Apprentice Barber at Top Notch Barbershop
 
With all of her titles, her favourite is Mom. Brianna has two beautiful children; her son, Lennox and her daughter, Angela. They inspire her to become the best version of herself and she believes she can offer her best self to helping Youth believe in themselves. She hopes to ignite motivation for other “Rez Kids” out there. Hiy-Hiy. Ekosi.

Practicum Student

Denise Thibault is a fourth-year Social Work student. She is currently doing her first practicum at The Princess Shop. Denise has a background in Early Childhood Education and operated her own daycare for over 10 years! She has spent the last 15 years working as an Educational Assistant, supporting special needs children and at-risk youth. Denise has also spent the last 10 years volunteering with different nonprofit organizations helping families and pets in need of various supports. She is looking forward to finishing her social work degree and continuing to help individuals and families in need of these supports.

Volunteer Team 

Communications Coordinator

Areeba Bilal (she/her) strongly believes in the responsibility people have to each other, and the power that instills in us to invoke meaningful change. This belief guides her involvement in the community. She is currently the President of PennyDrops at USaskatchewan, an award-winning chapter of the national student-run non-profit which delivers financial literacy education to young people. In 2018, Areeba earned the SHAD Fellow designation after being nominated to attend the award-winning enrichment and entrepreneurship program, SHAD, which puts students through an intense experiential learning program that empowers them to become change-makers. She is currently in her fourth and final year of a Bachelors of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Saskatchewan, and works as a Data Analyst/Research Associate at Insightrix Research as well as a Network Analyst at The Students Commission of Canada where she leads the Youth Advisory Council in partnership with the Saskatoon Community Foundation.

 

Marketing Advisor

Jalene Ippolito joined The Princess Shop as a Marketing Advisor in 2021. As a marketing professional with over 10 years of experience, Jalene is passionate about helping smaller organizations make a big impact with strong branding and marketing. She has a Masters of Science in Marketing from Walden University and a Master Design Certificate, Graphic Design from SAIT. Jalene currently sits on the board of the Saskatchewan Professional Marketing Association as a Communications Co-chair. In her downtime, she enjoys travelling and other creative hobbies, including painting, drawing and baking.

 

Online Auction Coordinators

Jessica Henrion (she/her) is a passionate educator. Jessica graduated from the Bachelor of Education program at the University of Regina in 2018 and has been teaching since! Outside of teaching, she is passionate about mental health advocacy and has volunteered with Kids Help Phone and Jack.org. Jessica loves being able to do what she can to help others, which is why she was drawn to volunteer with The Princess Shop! In her spare time, she can be found playing hobby board games or snuggling with her furry and scaly friends. 

 

Jasmine Malboeuf has been a volunteer with the Princess shop since 2017, she was also a baker in the 1st annual Dress it up cupcake contest in 2016. She moved away from Saskatoon and currently lives in Vancouver, BC but the distance does not impact her passion for The Princess Shop. Playing a role in helping young women feel confident and celebrate an important milestone with their peers is what motivates her to be a volunteer. Jasmine is a full time flight attendant and can be found jetting around the world soaking in different cultures and experiences! Making other people happy and bringing joy to their lives is what makes her happy! 

Fundraising Coordinator

Rianne Morrow Coming soon!

Fairy Godmother Program Coordinator - Coming Soon!

Next Chapter Program Coordinator - Coming Soon!

Volunteer Representatives

Bailey Woloshyn started as a Volunteer Representative with The Princess Shop in September 2018. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce Degree at the Edwards School of Business in 2019, and is currently pursuing a Law degree at the University of Saskatchewan's College of Law. Bailey currently serves as Treasurer of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan, and is a member of the Finance Committees for the Law Students Association and Legal Follies at USask. In her spare time, Bailey plays recreational volleyball, knits, sews, and enjoys spending time outdoors. 

Kenzie Sanderson grew up on a farm in rural Saskatchewan and moved to Saskatoon in 2009. She is currently enrolled in Edwards School of Business and plans to pursue a career in the non-profit sector. Kenzie started volunteering with the Princess Shop in July, 2019 and is excited to work with her fellow volunteers and all of the Princess graduates. In her free time, Kenzie enjoys reading, exercising, and playing with her dog Otis. 

 

 

Emma Le is from Vietnam. She came to Saskatoon for PhD studying at the University of Saskatchewan (UofS) in 2015. Emma is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at the UofS with a project about cystic fibrosis. She has been volunteering at The Princess Shop since August 2019. 

"I have been learning and having a lot fun with the volunteer group. I love travelling and outdoor activities, especially hiking. So I hike anywhere I travel." 

Fay Beaman Laing is a social worker who has a special interest in helping youth and young adults live their best lives. She is a mother of two young adults, and enjoys playing piano, writing, walking and spending time with friends in her spare time! 

Kirsten Szwydky started with The Princess Shop in May 2021 in the position of Volunteer Marketing and Rebrand Consultant. She enjoyed the role and environment of The Princess Shop so much that she decided to stay on as a volunteer. Kirsten is a fourth-year marketing student at Edwards School of Business and is currently the Vice President of Events on the Marketing Students' Society. Kirsten loves to volunteer whenever she can, and particularly enjoyed leading two charity bake sales for families who lost a parent and a Jim Pattison Children's Hospital fundraiser. In her free time Kirsten loves to cook, play any type of sport, and meet new people!

 

Heather Crooks started as a Social Work practicum student with The Princess Shop in September 2018. Heather enjoyed her experience so much, she stayed on as a volunteer! She completed her Bachelor of Social Work in April 2019 and is Co-Chair of the Saskatchewan Association of Social Workers (SASW). Heather spends most of her time with her two children and coaching synchronized swimming!

Sarah Ha moved from Calgary, AB to Saskatoon in 2021 to continue her degree in Biomedical Sciences at the University of Saskatchewan. She currently volunteers at the SPCA, the Princess Shop, and as a coach for a u16 Central Valley Volleyball Club team while assisting in cystic fibrosis and ophthalmology research. Sarah loves to spend her days in a lab, creating art, and playing volleyball. She is very excited to be part of the Princess Shop volunteer team!

 

Sarah Wright - Coming soon!

Bailey Woloshyn Coming soon!

Glass Slipper Benefit Team

Glass Slipper Benefit Coordinator

Colleen Shalley brings the values of creativity, innovation, attention to detail, dedication, and passion for helping others. Colleen always had a career vision of owning her own business. After working through numerous corporate jobs, she realized her passion for helping people. She has always had a passion for modelling because of the positive impact it can have one anyone’s life, which lead her to creating Infinity Management to focus on empowering others in key fundamental aspects of their lives. Through owning her own business, she brings the values of creativity, innovation, attention to detail, dedication, and passion for helping others. She truly believes that everyone deserves positive experiences to express who they are through relationships, modeling, and events to celebrate who they are in their own way.

In her personal and professional life, she is always looking for new opportunities to help others. When she’s not working with her clients through Infinity Management, you can find her spending quality time with her husband Matt, as well as with her dogs Buddy, Cleo, and Felix, and her cat Pepper, or playing basketball.

Board of Directors

President - Brian Hoessler is the founder and Connector-in-Chief of Strong Roots Consulting, a Saskatoon-based firm that provides research, development, and evaluation support to non-profit organizations. Born and raised in Winnipeg (though he downplays this fact during the CFL season), he has lived in Toronto, Kitchener-Waterloo, and Kingston (Ontario) before moving to Saskatoon in 2012. While in Kingston, Brian worked for a after-school support program for high school students at risk of not graduating: there he saw first-hand how encouragement and support can help build a sense of confidence that enables students to succeed. His hope is that by volunteering on the Princess Shop's board of directors, he can help the organization continue to thrive and support more students in Saskatchewan. In his spare time, Brian volunteers on the board of the Friends of the Broadway Theatre, plays trombone in the Saskatoon Community Band, and enjoys spending time with his partner Carolyn and their pug Gizmo.

Past President - Alexandra Archer (Alex) was born and raised in Saskatoon. She graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce from the Edwards School of Business. As part of her degree, Alex had the opportunity to take part in the Governance and Leadership Development Practicum (GLDP), during which she got practical governance experience as an intern with The Princess Shop’s Board of Directors. Since then, Alex has been a director on The Princess Shop’s Board. Alex works at Federated Co-operatives Ltd. as a Business Analyst. In her spare time, Alex enjoys spending time with friends and family.

Anna Beatch obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of Alberta and a Juris Doctor from the University of Victoria. She was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2016 and is currently a lawyer with MLT Aikins LLP where she maintains a corporate/commercial practice and advises Aboriginal communities. Anna has a passion for traveling - she has studied in Austria and China, volunteered for a non-profit organization in the Phillippines, and backpacked throughout South America, Europe, and Asia. 

Carla Loney-Tindall has worked in various leadership roles in the charitable sector for the past 20 years. She believes in the important work of non-profit organizations and values how their collective contributions improve the quality of life for so many in our community. She is a champion of philanthropy and in her retirement volunteers her time and resources to serve on several local boards and committees. Carla has been on The Princess Shop board since 2016 serving as the Fundraising Committee Chair.

Kayleigh LaFontaine (she/her) is an Indigenous queer woman originally from northern Manitoba. Treaty six territory has become her home over the last 10 years. Kayleigh is the Executive Director of the Elizabeth Fry Society of Saskatchewan and is passionate about advocacy for criminalized and marginalized folks facing barriers from colonial systems. Kayleigh has been a volunteer with The Princess Shop since June 2019, she quickly became a core volunteer and then the Next Chapter Program coordinator. Kayleigh has recently transitioned to the Board of Directors.

Vice President - Morgan Kalk - Morgan Kalk, a proud member of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band, grew up in Buffalo Narrows, Saskatchewan, until the age of 9, when she moved with her grandmother to Saskatoon to begin a new journey in an urban setting. While it was not an easy transition, the support she received along the way is what grew her passion for community building, people empowerment and giving back through volunteer work.

In 2019, Morgan graduated from the Edwards School of Business with a Bachelor of Commerce in Management with Honours. Since then, she has worked as an Associate with DCG Philanthropic Services Inc., providing consulting services to non-profits and charities, offering tools and guidance to assist them in delivering their vision and achieving their mission. As of 2022, she has sat on the Board of Directors for The Princess Shop for two years and looks forward to many more. However, she first joined The Princess Shop family when she was served as a client 5 years ago and has significantly appreciated the work of the organization since.

 

For fun, Morgan enjoys creating – food (sweet and savoury), artwork, DIY projects and memories through travel.

Morgan McEchern was born and raised in Lanigan Saskatchewan. After graduating high school she moved to Saskatoon to attend the University of Saskatchewan where she obtained a 3 Year Bachelor of Science Degree in Geology in 2017 and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree in Accounting in 2019. Upon the completion of her B.Comm Morgan completed the CPA program, successfully wrote the 2020 CFE and became a CPA in June of 2021. Morgan currently works at Cameco Corporation as an Accountant. Morgan was first introduced to The Princess Shop as a volunteer representative and is very excited to continue working with the organization as a member of the board. In her spare time Morgan enjoys playing volleyball, cross-country skiing, and spending time with family, friends and her dog Marvin.

Treasurer - Kim Dutchak is originally from small-town Rama, Saskatchewan, relocating to Saskatoon in 2013 to pursue her accounting education. She completed her Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2017, followed by a Masters of Professional Accounting degree in 2019, both from the University of Saskatchewan. She successfully wrote the CFE in 2019, officially receiving her CPA designation in 2020. Kim currently works for Office CPA, a cloud-accounting firm based out of Toronto. In her spare time, Kim loves to travel (or at least plan her next adventures), hike, spend time outdoors, remain active at the gym, and give back to her community.

Aaron Vogel obtained a Bachelor of Commerce from the University of British Columbia and a Juris Doctor from the University of Saskatchewan. He was called to the Saskatchewan Bar in 2020 and is currently Corporate Counsel with Westbridge Capital Ltd., a private equity firm based in Saskatoon. He enjoys traveling, playing sports and spending time with family and friend.

Amber Bellegarde is a nêhiyaw/Nakoda woman from the Little Black Bear’s Band located in Treaty 4 Territory. She grew up here where she was fortunate enough to be immersed in her culture and to know the land intimately. As a teen, she moved to Saskatoon with her family and has called Treaty 6 one of her homes ever since. The transition from the reserve to city life greatly impacted her journey and is the main reason she became involved with The Princess Shop. She loves the vision and mission of the organization and knows how much representation matters at all levels of leadership. Amber has an interdisciplinary background that reflects her passions and has several years of administrative experience with non-profits. She holds a certificate in Youth Care Work (2014) from Great Plains College and a Bachelor of Arts in Indigenous Studies (2019) from the University of Saskatchewan. Currently, she is a full-time student at the Edwards School of Business in the final term of her Bachelor of Commerce in Management (2022) and works casually as a student intern with Indigenous Services Canada. In her spare time, Amber is dedicated to learning nêhiyawêwin – the Cree language – and growing spiritually. She hopes to utilize her unique perspective and skillset to assist The Princess Shop in continuing to provide meaningful experiences for students across Saskatchewan.

Angela Degleman is a very busy and happy wife, mother, daughter and friend. She has two incredible teenage boys that are the light of her life but they definitely keep her running! With a background in business and an entrepreneurial spirit she very successfully manages operations for the David Aplin Group (a national professional, specialized recruitment firm) for the province of Saskatchewan and leads all of their Accounting and Finance recruitment efforts. Outside of work, she is very involved with her family and kid's activities, loves doing yard work, gardening and home renovation projects. She has an amazing group of friends that she laughs with as often as possible and has a real passion and love for her community and all of the people that reside within it.

Kallum Perkins is a Human Resources Professional, committed to creating opportunities for others, fostering community and removing systemic barriers within society. Working for Legal Aid Saskatchewan, Kallum brings experience recruiting staff committed to social justice and providing equal access to legal representation. As a member of the LGBTQ2S+ community, Kallum is passionate about creating a safe space for others, embracing gender diversity, nonconformity to traditional roles, and embowering female identified people to pursue positions of power and leadership.

 

Past Board Members

Casie Stevens, KPMG

Maggie Stevenson, Elmwood Residences

Meghan Gallerneault, Blue Cross

Layra Farmer

Kayla Brien, Quint 

Lynn Flury, Airline Hotels

Glenda Ball, LeadUp Coaching and and Consulting Inc.

Lillian Denton

Colleen Cameron, SaskTel

Micah Neufeld, Sunrise Foods International

Tischa Mason, Saskatchewan First Nations Family and Community Institute

Leah Bitternose, Bitternose Law

Shari Bedient, entrepreneur

Pat Cook, SIGA

Isobel Findlay, University of Saskatchewan

Kelly Gould, WMCZ

Lisa Helgason, Catholic Family Services

Leah Hientz, PIC Investment Group

Claude Hounjet, KPMG LLP

Blayre Joa, Regency Advisors

Tracy Kendel, Legal Assistant/Paralegal, Fairway Divorce Solutions

Monica Kreuger, Global Infobrokers

Dr. Dee Dee (Shirley) Maltman, 8th St. Mediclinic

Paul Magnuson, PK Sound (Calgary, AB)

Silvia Martini, Interlink Research Inc.

Jennifer Mason, Prairie School Division

Bernie Ness, Saskatoon Regional Economic Development Authority (SREDA)

Shawna Nelson, Sheraton Cavalier Saskatoon

Shelley Novakoski, Damara Day Spa

Maria Rideout, Lloydminster Catholic School Division

Ainsley Robertson, co-founder The Princess Shop, Clio HQ (Vancouver, BC)

Rashelle Sarauer, MNP LLP

Kezia Sonntag, Concentra Financial

Alixandra Stoicheff, MLT LLP

Bobbi Taylor, artist

Wanda Underhill, Rouge Gallery

Brittany Walter, KPMG

Sara Wheelwright, Trusted Saskatoon

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