Board of Directors
Camp Maskepetoon is a non-profit organization governed by a volunteer board of directors. The board is composed of dedicated camp alumni and community members who meet monthly to set the direction of camp.
Kevin McBean | Chair
Kevin fell in love with camp when he first volunteered as a Jr. Counsellor in 2002. He spent three summers as a volunteer followed by over a decade on staff, serving during that time as the devotions director, lifeguard, volunteer coordinator, assistant director, and director. Having spent two seasons at other Alberta camps and two summers working for the Alberta Camping Association where he toured almost 50 camps across the province, Kevin is convinced that Camp Maskepetoon truly is the best place to be. Kevin is passionate about working with young people and loves his job teaching high school English - especially since it means he can still be involved with camp through the summer.
Marlene McBean | Treasurer
Marlene joined the Board of Camp Maskepetoon in spring of 2017, assuming the role of treasurer. Having recently retired, she was looking for a volunteer opportunity where she could contribute her time and knowledge in IT, adult education, and people management. Camp Maskepetoon is no stranger to Marlene- her two children have been involved for many years as campers, volunteers, staff, and board members. She believes that kids develop lasting friendships and special memories along with valuable life skills through the Camp experience.
Erin Earles | Board Member
Erin has been serving on the Board of Directors for four years, but her involvement with camp began long before that. She spent 3 summers as a Jr. Counsellor, and she loved them so much, she came back for four more years on staff. She took on the positions of Senior Counsellor, Crafts Director, and Assistant Director. Erin works as an elementary teacher but still loves playing Flags on a warm summer afternoon.
Deanna Marler | Chair, Program Commitee
Deanna Marler joined the Board of Directors after spending five remarkable summers on staff in various positions including Crafts Programmer, Senior Counsellor, Assistant Director (Programming) and Director. She loves that Camp taught her to embrace her silly side and that, each summer, Camp continues to create happy memories for those involved. When not at Camp, Deanna works as the Child and Youth Coordinator for an Edmonton area organization.
Bev Baldrey | Secretary
Bev arrived at Camp in 2004 for her first summer on staff. Known affectionately to hundreds of kids, volunteers, and staff members as ‘Bubbles,’ Bev spent eight summers at Maskepetoon, serving as the first aider, spirits director, and assistant director. Bev remains passionately committed to camp and particularly enjoys working with the youngest age group of campers.
James Guindon | Board Member
James started with Maskepetoon in 1997 as a camper in cabin 3. The Camp made a lasting impression on him as he followed that summer with a second year as a camper, two years as a volunteer, three years on staff, and a year on the board. After taking a hiatus from Camp life, James is excited to be back - proof that Camp stays in your blood.
Alana Brunka | Vice Chair
Alana spent years at Camp as a camper, volunteer, and first aider. It was her role as camp first aider that helped prepare Alana for her career as an RN. Alana is a third generation camper and is proud of her family's contributions to Camp. She looks forward to being able to continue to give back to Maskepetoon.
Heather McLeod | Board Member
Heather has been involved with camp as a camper, counsellor, lifeguard, director and board member. She also plans to haunt the camp when she eventually passes on. She has recently returned to Edmonton after living in Calgary for the past 10 years and currently teaches for Edmonton Public Schools.
Tyson Taylor | Board Member
Tyson joined the Board of Directors after spending five summers on staff in positions ranging from Counsellor to Director. Tyson loves spending time outdoors and meeting new people at Camp. He holds a commerce degree and is currently working on a diploma in Public Relations.
Stephanie Spafford | Board Member
Stephanie is a passionate non-profit professional with experience in board development, fundraising, and program management. She is passionate about connecting people to the environment and strongly believes that an experience at Camp Maskepetoon is a great way to do that.
Mark Schlender | Chair, Property Committee
Mark is the co-owner of Tall Tale Gaming, a Live Action Role Play group that meets at camp monthly. It was his involvement as a regular renter of Camp Maskepetoon that drew Mark onto the Board.