2017 AGM Nominees

Andrew Burns

I have been a Cranston resident since 2002 with my wife and two children.  In that time I have been an avid supporter of the board and truly enjoy the opportunity to serve my community. I joined the board as a resident director in 2005. During my tenure we have grown from a small group of people handling resident inquires, to a community with an active presence and a wonderful facility and staff, the likes of which I would put up against any other in the City of Calgary. I, along with my fellow board members worked diligently to make Century Hall a reality in conjunction with Brookfield. I am truly proud of what we have accomplished as a board and as a community.  It has been my pleasure to serve Cranston and hope to continue to do so in coming years. 

In my day to day life I am a strategic Account executive with Purolator Courier. I am actively involved as a volunteer with the Calgary Food Bank. I also volunteer my time as Drumming Instructor and active player with the Calgary Police Service Pipe Band. Pipe band drumming as been part of my life for over 40 years. I am an active member of a local Motor Scooter Club that is engaged in many different charitable works and generally works to contribute to the communities in which we live.

My passions are: My Family, my community, music, hockey, golf and scooters. I love spending time with family and friends and consider myself an approachable and engaged resident of Cranston.  

Jordan Deering

Jordan is a lawyer at the firm of Norton Rose Fulbright Canada LLP, practicing commercial litigation. She has lived with her husband and son in Cranston for over 8 years. Jordan joined the Cranston Residents Association Board of Directors in 2013, with the purpose of serving her community through her legal experience and knowledge. Jordan has served and continues to serve on other non-profit boards, including the Calgary Chamber Voluntary Organizations and Green Calgary.

Sumara Diaz

My name is Sumara Diaz and I am a Chartered  Professional Accountant, (CPA, CMA) with over 17 years of experience in various accounting and financial management roles in the energy sector. I have called Cranston home for the past 11 years and have had the privilege of raising my three children in this wonderful community. My husband and I choose to build our home in Cranston because of the close proximity to Fish Creek Park, the vast green space within the community and the abundance of kids play parks. I am always looking for ways to get involved in the community and would love to represent the fine residents of Cranston as a member of the Cranston Board. I am ready to bring fresh ideas and work along side the existing board members to make our community association the best it can be.  

Jason Gordon

I attended meetings before the CRA was even established and have been an active director since it's inception. I have lived in Cranston for 14+ years.  I am a founding member and the Vice-president of the Cranston community association.  I currently sit on the board of directors for the Trico Center.  I fell in love with Cranston on my first visit and I never plan on leaving.  I have a beautiful wife Cheri and three amazing kids Faith(18), Connor(15), Chloe(6).  It's been a pleasure to be elected as many times as I have and I hope to continue to serve Cranston for many years to come.

Moe Khawaja

Moe is the owner operator for Swiss Chalet Shawnessy. He brings 15 years of customer experience. His expertise is in cost management, community group ideas and working with all levels of individuals.

Wendy MacIsaac

My name is Wendy MacIsaac and I would appreciate your vote in the upcoming election for the Cranston Residents Association Board of Directors. I was born and raised in Riverview, New Brunswick. From there I moved to Nova Scotia to further my education. I attended Saint Mary's University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science with a major in Environmental Science and a minor in Commerce. I then attended the Centre of Geographic Sciences where I completed Advanced Diplomas in Marine Geomatics and Applied Geomatics Research. In 2004, I was hired by Midwest Surveys and we made the move to Alberta. I have been employed with Midwest Surveys for the last 13 years where I am an Alberta Land Surveyor.

Almost 10 years ago, my husband and I bought a house in Cranston. After many months of searching we felt Cranston would be a great community to lay down our roots. Ten years later and we still feel the same and plan on living here for many years to come. I would like to become a resident director because I know that volunteers are the key to strengthening the community and I want to be able to give back to my community. I feel that my diverse background / experience especially in project management, which includes handling budget and contracts and working in a collaborative environment, will effectively serve both the board and the community, ensuring that all constituents are fairly represented and the community goals are met. It would be an honour to serve as a resident director and I ask you to cast your vote for me, Wendy MacIsaac. 

Dean Rutkowski

My wife and I uprooted our family and decided to make the long trek from the community of Bridlewood to the beautiful new community of Cranston just after the turn of the century and just before the winter of 2003.  Back then there wasn't much to this new community, vast fields of untouched grasslands, areas of clay, many open holes and a lot of lumber- everywhere...  😀

You get the picture, I have been apart of this community for a very long time, my longest residence in one area to date. I have volunteered in a number of different areas outside the community in the past and decided a number of years ago that I would like to give back to my community where i live and volunteered to become a CRA board member.  I have been a CRA board member for the last 8 years and would like to continue as one for a long as i can.  I love the community, the people and all that it has offer and plan to stay here in Cranston for many years to come... and of course having a hospital just over the bridge is a definite plus as I get older.