Throughout his career, Steve has been involved in community organizations both in volunteer and board member capacities. A dynamic contributor in the communities in which he works and lives, Steve routinely volunteers his time to participate in community service activities. Previously, Steve has served as a Salvation Army Advisory Board member in Torrance, California; as Chair of the Employee United Way Campaign at the ExxonMobil Torrance Refinery; and as a member of the United Way of Greater Los Angeles Board of Directors.
Steve holds a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering degree from the University of Florida. In his leisure time, Steve enjoys outdoor activities, cooking, and spending time with his family. Steve and his wife Trish have called Fort McMurray home since 2014 and are the proud parents of three daughters.
Prior to joining Keyano College, Mountain served as both the Chief Financial Officer and Director of Finance and Administration at Portage College with responsibility for finance and administrative operations. In his 10 years at Portage College, he contributed to the development and execution of strategic plans to position the College to both lead, and respond to the changing landscape of higher education in Alberta.
Mr. Mountain is a Chartered Professional Accountant and Certified General Accountant. During his career, he lived and worked in Fort McMurray for 12 years.
Paul is originally from St.John’s, NL, where he obtained a Bachelor of Commerce degree in 1984 from the Memorial University of Newfoundland and Labrador. He obtained his Certified Management Accountant designation (Chartered Professional Accountant) in 1989.
Between 1984 and 1990, he held various roles including Data Processing Manager at St.Clare’s Mercy Hospital, Assistant Controller for Air Atlantic, and as Controller for Mother Hubbard’s Kitchen Cabinets Ltd.
He started with Hibernia Management and Development Company Ltd (HMDC) at the commencement of the first major offshore project in Canada in 1990. He was involved with the Hibernia Project from construction through to the start-up and production phases working in various roles including Budget and Planning analyst, Project Accountant in South Korea for the M10 / M50 module fabrication, Advisor to the Hibernia Executive Committee, and Finance Manager.
In 2003, Paul was hired into ExxonMobil Canada and in 2004, relocated to Sarnia, Ontario to become the Site Controller at Imperial Oil’s Sarnia Refinery and Chemical operations.
Paul relocated back to St.John’s in 2007 as the Operations Accounting Manager for ExxonMobil Canada. There he was responsible for providing leadership to the Controllers organization delivering accounting support to ExxonMobil Canada’s oil and gas operations in Eastern Canada. He provided oversight to the preparation and review of the EMC’s internal financial and operating results as well as the financial reporting to regulators, joint venture partners, and other external parties associated with ExxonMobil Canada’s interest in Newfoundland and Labrador (Hibernia, Terra Nova, Hebron and Hibernia Southern Extension) and Nova Scotia (Sable).
Paul and his spouse, Charmaine, relocated to Fort McMurray in September 2015. He is the proud father of three children.
Past Campaign Chair
Born and raised on Random Island, Newfoundland, Krista grew up dreaming BIG. Moving to Fort McMurray in 2001, she left to study political science at the University of Ottawa. Krista returned in 2009 after stints working on Parliament Hill as a legislative assistant, to work and put down further roots in Fort McMurray.
Working for the Regional Municipality of Wood Buffalo, MacDonald Island, Western Canada Summer Games Host Society and former local MLA Don Scott has given Krista a diverse background in community engagement, event planning and local initiatives. Living in Fort McMurray–Canada’s economic engine–has provided incredible opportunities and allowed her to work and play with some incredibly talented people. She is now the president and owner of Balsom Communications Inc., a local communications and marketing consulting firm which is the publisher of Your McMurray Magazine. Krista is a proud director for the Fort McMurray United Way and chairs the Board’s communications sub-committee.
“Having reached a new chapter in my life, I feel it is now time to shift gears and to continue to make an impact within our community with the agencies from which I have heavily relied upon,” she said. “I have seen firsthand how local programs have benefited families. I look forward to playing a larger role in the on-going development of these programs that will continue to make Fort McMurray a great place to live.”
Since 2010, Fort McMurray has been home. Jordanna is committed to giving back to the community, promoting, and encouraging others (her children included) to find meaningful ways to volunteer and celebrate Fort McMurray.
Community Investment Chair
Andrea currently works at Suncor Energy leveraging both her education in Mechanical Engineering (Queen’s University) and Business Administration (Sprott School of Business, Carleton University).
Her background and passion for business process and procedures, along with her experience in management of organizational change, has allowed Andrea to be a key contributor on the United Way Community Investment Committee since 2013. Andrea has been in a Team Lead role on one of the Agency Support Teams since 2014.
When she’s not volunteering at United Way, she is likely volunteering at the MacDonald Island Dance Academy, where she indulges in her other passion – ballet. Andrea is continually inspired by the driven, generous nature of the Fort McMurray and is proud to be a contributor to the community.
Over the course of his career, Shaun has consistently played a role in supporting the community in which he works and lives. Most recently, volunteering as a goaltender coach to Fort McMurray Minor Hockey, and serving as a Board Member to both Lambton AAA Hockey and Sarnia Construction Associations.
Shaun, his wife Jennifer, and two children have called Fort McMurray home for over 12 years. He enjoys family, traveling, hockey, golf, and fishing.
Craig has volunteered with numerous groups around Canada as well as right here in Fort McMurray, where he has been on the board for the Fort McMurray Oil Baron’s, as well as with Interplay. Craig was Co-Chair of the Ambassador program for the 2018 Alberta Winter Games. He spent time on the Blue Berry Festival and volunteered with the Fort McMurray Food Bank. It was also his pleasure to be on the 2018 Food Festival Committee where he helped primarily with the Patio Party evening to benefit Waypoints.
Craig believes that if you’re not going to help your community, you can’t really feel like it’s your home.
Originally from southern Saskatchewan, Tana has been with RBC for 18 years and has held a variety of leadership roles across Alberta, including Branch Manager, Manager Financial Planning, and Regional Sales Coach.
In 2016, Tana, her husband Nathaniel and their sons made the move from Calgary to Fort McMurray and quickly felt at home. Tana is presently the RBC Community Manager in Fort McMurray.
Raised in a small farming community, Tana has always been passionate about volunteering. Excited to give back to the region she is proud to call home, Tana actively participates in days of service for a variety of initiatives to support and strengthen our community. She looks forward to serving and impacting positive change in Wood Buffalo.
Tana and her family love to travel. She and her husband are avid golfers while their sons enjoy playing a variety of minor sports and participating in school band.