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Brent Collingwood, Executive Director

Brent is responsible for executing the Business Plan as approved by the Board and managing the day-to-day operations of the RVA. Brent is an avid runner and enjoys nature photography.

Phone: 587-401-3355 ext. 7 


Alex Bonokoski, Capital Program Manager         

Alex works closely with the RVA’s shareholders to pursue long-term regional connectivity goals from strategic planning through to project execution. Alex is also responsible for grant management.

Phone: 587-401-3355 ext. 4 


Connie Smart, Marketing & Communications Manager 

Connie shares the RVA’s message by leading the organization’s Marketing and Communications strategy and programs. She is a long distance runner who loves being outside in nature.

Phone: 587-401-3355 ext. 8 


Tanya Klein, Communications Coordinator

Tanya is responsible for executing the RVA’s communications programs, including social media and website content. In her free time she enjoys singing, playing guitar, walking in the river valley, and reading.

Phone: 587-401-3355 ext. 2 


Kristine Archibald, Administrative Coordinator

Kristine’s role encompasses a wide variety of administrative duties from accounting to legal work to payroll. She is currently studying holistic nutrition and reflexology and is an avid DIY’er.

Phone: 587-401-3355 ext. 1