Christine is the Coordinator for the Next Gen Initiative. She initially became involved with Next Gen being on the Next Gen Task Force in 2005-06 and led the Arts and Cultural consultations which engaged over 100 next gener's to talk about the current state of the arts and cultural scene in Edmonton.
Christine grew up in Edmonton and completed a Bachelors of Arts degree from the University of Alberta where she studied monkeys in Costa Rica and became interested in ecotourism and sustainable development. She then went on to complete a Masters degree in Environmental Studies at the University of Waterloo in Ontario. In her Masters degree she focused on sustainable tourism and community development in developing countries and did her research for her thesis in Samoa in the South Pacific.
Christine loves Edmonton for its arts and cultural scene. She was part of the Cultural Plan Steering Committee for the City of Edmonton's 2008 Cultural Plan, The Art of Living.In her spare time Christine is an avid snowboarder, enjoys traveling when she gets a chance to get away, camping in the mountains, the theatre, and attending as many music concerts and events as possible!
Doug McLean is the Director of Account Management with Incite, an Edmonton marketing firm. He joined the company as a Marketing Manager in 2007 and now works with the Account Executive team on Incite's strategic client work.
Doug has previously worked in a variety of marketing roles in his career, primarily in the sports world. He was the Athletic Events Manager for University of Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas Athletics, the coordinator for the International Division at the 2001 World Championships in Athletics and worked with the International University Sports Federation (FISU) in Brussels, Belgium.
A St. Albert native, Doug completed a U of A Bachelor of Commerce degree (with Distinction) in 1998 and has completed courses in McGill's MBA program.An avid sports enthusiast, when not cheering for his beloved Oilers or Eskimos, he enjoys getting out with his rollerblades, playing football and basketball. He also throws in his two cents when providing colour commentary on U of A football and basketball broadcasts. He loves experimenting in the kitchen and traveling, which is also in his blood having visited various parts of Europe and North America.
Joining the NextGen Committee is a dream come true for this born and bred Edmontonian. It is the opportunity for our generation to help shape our city.
As co-chair of the Pecha Kucha Nights (PKN) since PKN 4 and presenter at PKN 3, Ryan dreams of PKNs that fill the Jubilee Auditorium one day.
Ryan is ACE Awards Co-chair on the Ad Club of Edmonton Board and president of a downtown Toastmasters club. He is also helping the Art Gallery of Alberta reinvigorate their younger membership—with his eye on other major arts institutions.
After receiving his Bachelor of Science with a minor in Business from the University of Alberta, Ryan worked on a variety of projects with the City of Edmonton, such as the bid for EXPO 2017. Currently, he is an Account Executive with Incite.
He was selected as a Top 20 Under 30 by Edmontonians Magazine and won Avenue Magazine Edmonton's Best Dressed Contest.Ryan once heard the saying, "We only see what we're prepared to see." He hopes he can help you prepare. Edmonton has much to offer.
Angela Saveraux is the Manager, Public Relations and Community Investment at Canadian Western Bank (CWB), the largest publicly traded Schedule I bank headquartered in Western Canada. She is responsible for managing and growing the Bank’s community investment and sponsorship program, building community relationships, and encouraging employee volunteerism.
Prior to joining Canadian Western Bank, Angela spent 3 years in non-profit fund development and special events management with the Alberta Diabetes Foundation (ADF).Angela holds a Bachelor's degree from the University of Alberta, a certificate in Corporate Community Involvement Excellence from Boston College and a Public Relations Diploma from MacEwan University. Born and raised in Edmonton, Angela is active in the local community and volunteers with Junior Achievement, ADF, Edmonton’s NextGen and IABC Edmonton. In her spare time, she loves to travel and has visited 17+ countries
Corina is very excited to be part of the NextGen Committee. Having moved to Edmonton close to a decade ago to attend university, she has absolutely fallen in love with this city.
As a co-chair to the Voice working group, Corina brings over five years of experience working in the political sphere. She received a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Alberta, and soon after began a series of positions with the Senate of Canada, Liberal Party of Canada and the Alberta Liberal Party, including twice running for office. After a two year stint in the private sector, Corina has recently began a new challenge in the non-profit sector as a Project Coordinator at the Canadian Patient Safety Institute.“Having the chance to bring even just a little positive change to this city which I love, is exhilarating, “said Corina,” Edmonton’s Nextgen has given me this opportunity.”