Meet The Local Experts
Each with their own unique background, expertise, and industry focus – our experts are all connected to Red Deer’s tourism scene in their own way. As Red Deerians, they share a passion – to let you know about the city and it’s offerings, answer your questions with a local perspective, and welcome you to Red Deer.
Co-founder | Troubled Monk Brewery
After brief stints in Edmonton (U of A), Calgary, and Canmore, my wife and I are proud to call Red Deer home along with our three daughters.
We decided to call Red Deer home to be closer to our families, the great location, great community and big city amenities!
Get To Know Charlie
Executive Director | Red Deer Museum + Art Gallery
Get To Know Lorna
Chef Emmanuel David
Executive Chef | Boulevard Restaurant
Get To Know Chef Emmanuel
Executive Director | Waskasoo Environmental Education Society
I do strategic planning for WEES; develop and manage budgets; develop relationships with communities outside Red Deer; build mutually-beneficial partnerships between WEES and other organizations; liaise with The City to provide expert opinion on natural and cultural history matters; provide consultation on City development plans; develop interpretive signage; develop interpretive programs… I do lots of different things.
What’s great about my job? It’s different every day, there’re lots of opportunities to be away from my desk, I get to play outside in forests and on rivers, and I get to talk to a LOT of people.
I hold a Masters of Arts in Environmental Education and Communications, and have been an environmental and cultural history educator for 25 years.
Get To Know Todd
educational programs, and how to manage staff. 25 years later, I’m still taking people into some really cool places.
Red Deer happened almost by accident. My wife and I wanted to move from Vancouver. We figured we could leave the ocean or the mountains but not both. Red Deer has afforded us easy access to the mountains, rivers, and lakes we love to explore, and a short hop back to the coast for family, friends, and dose of oceans and rainforests.
Non-work days: Something active with my wife and kids (biking, paddling, hiking, skiing, longboarding, snowshoeing)