Rick Williams – President

I have been on the Calgary Heritage Initiative Board for over ten years. I had always loved the old neighborhoods my family lived in over the years but my active interest in heritage preservation and advocacy began after living in Europe for several years and returning to Calgary to live in the historic inner city community of Cliff Bungalow-Mission. I have a special interest in heritage preservation as it relates to urban planning and historic districts, and have been involved with a number of planning organizations and boards. My university training was in environmental biology and my most recent career is in exploration geophysics.

Chris Edwards – VP & Heritage Watch

I arrived in Calgary in 1990, and after some years living in the suburbs, in late 2003 I moved to the inner-city and began noticing not only Calgary’s historic buildings but also discovered all those which had been lost.  I set up the calgaryheritage.org website in 2004, and joined the Beltline community’s heritage committee.  In the fall of 2005 the 5 member committee left the Beltline and formed the Calgary Heritage Initiative, gaining provincial society status the next year.  Since then I have chaired the Heritage Watch committee which monitors risks to Calgary’s heritage, as well as taking the role of Vice President for the past few years.

Micky Gulless - Treasurer

I volunteer with CHI to support preservation of historic Calgary neighborhoods, like the place I call home. I bring many years of experience as treasurer of another non-profit historical society and like keeping track of money. I am retired from the oil industry and from a second career in website consulting. 

Vacant – Secretary and Membership

Karen Paul – Director, Communications

I joined the CHI Board in 2016 as Communications  Chair. Born in Winnipeg to a family of architects, craftsmen and home builders, I grew up with a strong appreciation for built heritage.  My volunteer interests include community leadership and planning, heritage policy, and natural history/stewardship. Now retired from a career in business and market analysis, I have time on my hands to devote to heritage advocacy.  

Vacant – Director, Events

Lindae Stokes – Director, Advocacy

Seeing how fast built heritage in Calgary is disappearing motivated me to get involved with heritage advocacy and awareness. I volunteered for the Century Homes Calgary in 2012 and continue to serve as as a board member with the Calgary Heritage Initiative.

Olivia Breytenbach Olivia - Director, Social Media (Instagram)

Sarah Ebbern – Director (Research)

Bio coming soon

Vacant – Director, Membership Engagement

Elicia Cantafio – Director (Facebook Salvage and Exchange Group)

Bio coming soon

Vacant - Director, Policy

Vacant – Director at Large

Vacant - Director at large