Board and Staff

Interested in becoming a Board Member?

The Board of Directors is comprised of individuals willing to take on a leadership role within the organization.

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Alesha Unrau

Animal Care Coordinator

Alesha was a dedicated volunteer for about 7 years (doing chores, events, pee break) before we saw her incredible value and hired full time.  She has almost a shelter of her own at home…three Cats (Remi- rescued as a stray kitten, Tobi and Razz- PVHS foster fails) as well as two dogs (Cabela- from another rescue, Diesel – PVHS alumni adopted by her partner whom she met at the PVHS).  Not just that but she has fostered a total of 47 animals for the PVHS since starting employment!  When she isn’t caring for her animals at home and work, she spends time with family and friends, goes camping, fishing and drag racing a few times a year.

Chelsey Lincoln

Volunteer and Community Outreach Coordinator

Chelsey grew up in Winnipeg and moved to Winkler in 2019. She has always had pets in the household since she was born.  Once she turned 19 she started her passion in animal care and to this day still  loves what she does. Chelsey and her family currently have two beautiful, energetic dogs,  Bella and Luna.   Aside from loving animals; she also enjoys movies, hockey, biking and spending time with family.

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Audrey Wiebe

Chair

Audrey was born and raised in Morden, MB and even after living in Calgary for 10 years considers herself a country girl at heart.  She currently is a co-owner and COO of a Morden based manufacturing company.  She has several rescued and adopted animals – from senior dogs, abandoned cats, parrots and even a rescued pigeon!  Audrey looks forward to serving on the PVHS board and leading the shelter towards growth and sustainability.

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Tyler Froebe

Secretary

Tyler is a long-time resident of the Pembina Valley area, pictured with his dogs Sherlock and Watson. He has a passion for animal welfare and has previously served on the PVHS board as Treasurer. With a background in finance and accounting, he uses his business acumen to meaningfully contribute to the operations and long-term strategy of the organization.

Reid Graham

Treasurer

Reid comes to us from Ile des Chenes with an abundance of accounting and finance knowledge.  He works for a large accounting firm in Winnipeg and is a CPA.  Dogs have been a large part of his life and he knows the joys a pet can give!  Reid will provide the PVHS with the financial guidance to grow and serve the community in all ways possible.

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Tanya Rempel

Sponsorship Chair

Tanya volunteered with the PVHS for 9 years before joining our team as the Sponsor Chair. She’s been helping with fundraising events in many different capacities and can also be seen regularly playing with the dogs in our backyard and snapping photos for our website. Tanya has one rescue dog Sadie and has fostered 30 animals for us. When she’s not volunteering she enjoys being outdoors and travelling.

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Holly Thorne

Marketing & Public Relations Chair

Holly comes to us from Winnipeg, having followed her heart to Winkler to be with a man who is incredibly allergic to animals.  However, she managed to convince him that we needed to adopt our boy Freddie from the PVHS! She is able to channel her passion for animal welfare into the role of Public Relations Chair to help all of the animals find their fur-ever homes.

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Caitlin Parr

Fundraising Chair

Caitlin moved to Morden 7 years ago and has been volunteering at the humane society since then. She has volunteered in a few different positions, and loved them all, but fundraising seems to be her calling. She is the proud owner of 2 PVHS alumni, Thor and Loki (formerly Brookes and Dunn) and has fostered a number of other animals for the shelter. She has a passion for sports, education, pop culture, and animal advocacy.

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Karlie Stewin

Fundraising Co-Chair

Karlie moved to the Pembina Valley in 2019. Having grown up around animals her whole life, Karlie is passionate about animal welfare and excited to be a member of the Pembina Valley Humane Society. When not working or volunteering, Karlie enjoys reading, writing, baking, and fantasy hockey.

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Tania Sigurdson

Education Chair

Tania has been a happy dog chore volunteer for the last number of years and has had the pleasure to both foster and adopt through PVHS.  Tania is passionate about animals & education and at PVHS she has found both.  Tania is excited to be a member of the PVHS board and is looking forward to the many furry adventures ahead.

 

Scott Wilson

Grants Chair

Scott is a financial advisor and has worked in the business community for 20+ years.  He has experience on several boards.  He and his wife support multiple animal charities and enjoy fostering dogs.  Scott is passionate about giving back to the community and strongly believes that every pet should be safe, healthy and happy.  He looks forward to contributing to the board and the shelter.

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Cordell Ducharme

Maintenance Chair

Cordell comes in with a wealth of construction experience and looks forward to putting this knowledge to use. When growing up, Cordell and his family adopted many cats and dogs from the PVHS. Now he and his wife continue to bring animals into their home. Cordell looks forward to helping maintain the Humane Society in any way possible.

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Stephanie Chudley

Member-At-Large

Stephanie is a mom to two active boys and a wife to a very busy husband. When she isn’t camping in the summer or watching her boys play hockey in the winter, she hangs out at home with her two furry family members, Tucker and Sadie.  She is passionate about offering her time, talents and resources to community causes and is excited to help animals in the Pembina Valley region. She believes that pets help people, so people should help pets.

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Jamel Braun

Member-At-Large

Jamel is most often found camping and exploring the outdoors. He recently added a furry family member, Ginny, to his household in 2020 and has enjoyed including her in the adventures ever since. He is excited to use his skills & education in business and technology to contribute to the humane society and get more involved in the community through PVHS.

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Laurie Magotiaux

Honorary Board Member

Laurie is the first Honorary Board Member of the Pembina Valley Humane Society.  Her years of service have been invaluable to the shelter, and we can’t think of a better way to honour our “little engine that could”.