STAFF AND BOARD MEMBERS

STAFF MEMBERS
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Lynne Teneckye
Executive Director

Lynne Teneycke, Executive Director of Group Group Youth (GGY), brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and creativity to the Drop-In Centre. She attended Matthew Halton High School and in 1992, as a single working mom, earned a Bachelor of Social Work degree through the University of Calgary. She has been employed with GGY since that time and has enthusiastically seen the Society through the challenges of a non-profit organization.

 

Lynne has served on, and continues to serve on, various Boards and Committees in the community.  Lynne has spent nearly 20 years as a foster parent with close to 20 youngsters being placed in her home over those years; most of them staying long-term.

 

Always a country girl at heart, Lynne also runs a small cow/calf operation at the foot of the Porcupine Hills and stays actively involved with immediate and extended family.

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR'S MESSAGE

 

Being involved with a community's youth has provided me with a very interesting perspective. It's been a continuous learning experience. 

 

Many of the kids who attended the Drop-In during those early years now have children of their own. And, yes, we now see some of them

taking part in Group Group Youth programming as well.  I feel privileged to be able to see so many youngsters mature and grow to follow their dreams.

 

Our youth are indeed our future.  Much appreciation to those who support and contribute to the well-being of our community's young people.

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Liane Maas
Program Worker

Liane Maas works part time for Group Group Youth and is a substitute Educational Assistant for Livingstone Range School District.   

 

Liane lived in Pincher Creek with her son for 14 years and worked as an Educational Assistant at Canyon Elementary School and Matthew Halton High School as well working  part time at Group Group Youth.  She has volunteered with many community organizations throughout the years such as PCSPCA, Pincher Creek Search & Rescue and Ranchlands Victim Services.


In 2016, Liane moved up to Fort McMurray where she worked as an Educational Assistant for the Fort McMurray Catholic School Board and was a Big Sister with the Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Wood Buffalo for 4 years.  Liane retired from her job as an Educational Assistant in October 2020 while in Fort McMurray and she and her husband moved back to Pincher Creek in June of 2021.

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Leigh Mackinnon
Practicum Student

Leigh Mackinnon is completing her practicum for an Educational Assistant  Diploma with Group Group Youth and once the new school year begins, will move on to a position at Spring Point Colony.

Previously, Leigh worked as a Behavioral Coach with Bridges Consulting in Pincher Creek.  She provided coaching and support to children and youth to build skills in social thinking,  behavioral success and language success by using Applied Behavioral Analysis.  Before coming to the community of Pincher Creek, Leigh worked for the Foothills Advocacy in Motion AIM Society (FAIM) in High River, AB with young adults and adults who have developmental disabilities and disorders.  Leigh was a Front Line Coach who provided supports for basic needs supports, community access supports, job place supports and volunteer supports.

 

Leighs passion is to have a long career as an Educational Assistant working alongside the teams that support our children in the schools and communities that give our children and youth opportunities to accomplish their goals, promote  healthy self image and esteem and make healthy choices in their lives. 

 

 

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Sara Gaudry
Jr. Staff

Sara Gaudry started coming to Group Group Youth at the age of 11 when she moved to the community of Pincher Creek.   She started working as a Junior Staff Member approximately 6 years ago.  

Sara currently attends Matthew Halton High School in Pincher Creek and has plans to go to the University of Calgary to study Astronomy and Astrophysics once she graduates.

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Lucus Carey
Jr. Staff
BOARD MEMBERS
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Alta Pharis
President

Alta Pharis is a rancher’s wife, a retired school teacher and a mother of five children. She has served on various boards through the years including Sun Country Child and Family Services and Mountain Plains Community Services. Mountain Plains dealt with troubled youth. Alta claims Pincher Creek as their “main centre” although the family lives 55 kilometers away.

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Evelyn Gilbert-Gladstone
Secretary / Treasurer

Evelyn Gilbert-Gladstone is currently our Secretary/Treasurer and has been a Group Group Youth Board Member for 11 years. She moved to Pincher Creek in 1959 and completed her high school at Matthew Halton High School. Two years ago, Evelyn retired from her twelve-year position as an Employment Counsellor and team Leader with Training Inc. Providing services under Government contract, “Alberta Works”, for persons seeking employment.
 

In 1992, Evelyn earned a Rehabilitation Practitioner Certificate at the Lethbridge Community College and spent many years working in that field, supporting adults and children with developmental disabilities in their homes, schools and vocational settings. Her experience also includes supporting persons with mental health issues and dual diagnoses. Evelyn also volunteers for the Legion Ladies Auxiliary and has volunteered for the Minor Hockey League, the Cancer Society, the Diabetes Society, local schools and a number of fundraising events. Evelyn moved back to Pincher Creek in 2002 and keeps busy with activities that usually include her immediate and large extended family.

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Darryll Crowshoe
Director

Darryll was born and raised on the Pikani Nation in a family of nine children. He attended NAIT to obtain a diploma in Civil Engineering Technology and worked in the pipeline industry for many years, both in Calgary and Edmonton, before returning to this area as a farmer/rancher and business owner. He has served on the Pikani Board of Education and the Pincher Creek Friendship Center Board.

 

Darryll is married with 3 children, and enjoys hiking and cross-country skiing whenever he can.

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Lou Burnham
Director

Lou moved to Pincher Creek in 1977, and is a long time volunteer in the community. She held the position of Treasurer on the original Group Group Board when it was first formed By Y Lebel.

 

Lou managed the meat counter in the IGA for Hansen’s for many years.  She also owned and managed H & R Block and built it to where it is today.

With her  long time partner and husband Dick, Lou has three children, four grandchildren and eight great-grandchildren. She and Dick are  both retired and enjoying the life of retirement.

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Kaycee Peters
Director

Kaycee joined the board in the spring of 2019 and has been excited to do her part and serve kids in our community. She is a Montana native, a nurse, an entrepreneur, a wife, and a mom to two beautiful girls with a third on the way.

 

She and her husband  run a cow calf operation south of Pincher Creek and she works part time at the hospital as well as running her own business. Cheers!

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William Feran
Director
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Don Rouleau
Director
Positions
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