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.

Jennifer Young

Volunteer & Community Outreach Coordinator

Jennifer is a former volunteer and board member of PVHS. When the opportunity came to work with the organization and animals again, she jumped at the chance. She adopted her first dog 24 years ago and hasn’t stopped. Currently, the Young household has a Frenchie/Chihuahua cross and a Chihuahua, and at 2 years old, they are such different personalities that it keeps things interesting. When not at work recruiting more amazing volunteers and discussing the great need PVHS has, she is at home with her family talking about the amazing animals and people she works (and plays) with. Jennifer is excited to be involved in this great organization and to be part of its continued success.

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Kathleen Wiebe

Animal Care Attendant

Kathleen started as our Summer Student, but we knew we didn’t want to lose her so we brought her on to the team permanently.  She’s always loved animals, and her dream had been to work with animals.  She has a 13 year old miniature poodle named Coco and a 2 year old teacup poodle named Cricket, and spends her free time with them, her family and friends, and relaxes with Netflix.

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Morticia

Director of First Impressions

Morticia is our official greeter and Director of First Impressions.  She has the most seniority of anyone on staff, and she doesn’t let anyone forget it.  After a few adoption attempts over the years, we realized that she was most happy lording over the shelter, and she has been a permanent fixture for the past five years.

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

Treasurer

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 and he was thrilled to come back to reprise his role on the board. 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.

Kirby Stadey

Secretary

Kirby previously served on the PVHS board as the Fundraising Chair as well as volunteered at the shelter for over five years before taking some time off.  She is so happy to be back with PVHS because of her love for animals!  When she’s not volunteering she spends her time at the lake with her dog Blue.

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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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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”.