Alberta Beef Producers is excited to introduce some new faces to our staff team. Please join us in welcoming Ryan, Kaley, Jill, and Kara!
Ryan Ross – Controller Assistant
Ryan Ross has a bachelor’s degree from the University of Lethbridge and has worked in accounting for over two years. Ryan has a background in agriculture and grew up on a cattle ranch southeast of Lethbridge.
Ryan is known to play guitar and plays in a rock/alternative band called Waterfront.
As Controller Assistant, Ryan collects and administers the ABP Service Charge and Federal Levy; manages, Accounts Payable, Accounts Receivable, and assists with the month end and year end procedures; and Leads ABP’s Service Charge refund process.
Kaley Segboer-Edge – VBP+ Coordinator and ABP Stewardship Lead
Kaley Segboer-Edge has a bachelor’s in environmental science with a psychology minor. She has worked in various capacities in encouraging and supporting producer adoption of best management practices. She’s worked closely with VBP+ during her tenure as the Certified Sustainable Beef Framework Manager at the Canadian Roundtable for Sustainable Beef.
Kaley lives off-grid with her husband and their two-year-old in Central Alberta, where her favourite weekends are spent roping with family.
As VBP+ Coordinator and ABP Stewardship Lead, Kaley coordinates all aspects of VBP+ on-farm producer audits; liaises with industry and government working groups and committees representing beef producers’ priorities in stewardship; and coordinates work on wildlife files as they relate the beef industry and ABP.
Jill McLerie – Advertising Sales Representative
Jill grew up on a large commercial cow/calf operation at Spruce View, AB. She is still heavily involved on her family ranch and she and her brother have established Black Chrome Livestock, raising purebred Black Angus genetics.
Jill attended Lakeland College, where she obtained her diploma in agribusiness with a major in marketing and communications. She also has a Certificate in Graphic Design from Red Deer Polytechnic. Before taking on her role at ABP she worked for Olds College in Continuing Education as a Programming Coordinator for the school of Life Science & Business.
As Ad Sales Rep, Jill coordinates advertising sales for ABP’s quarterly print publications and digital advertising on ABP Daily.
Kara Oosterhuis – Digital Content Specialist
Kara grew up on a grain farm near Bow Island, Alberta. After attending SAIT and the University of Calgary — where she obtained a degree in communication and media studies, and a diploma in broadcast news — Kara began her professional career working in agricultural communications and agricultural journalism.
Kara now resides near her family’s farm, raising a mix of livestock, consisting mostly of goats (because something has to eat all that kochia). Kara has a passion for storytelling, but even more so, asking the questions that matter. You can find her surrounded by farmers/ranchers and a cup of coffee — or at an upcoming ABP event!
Kara will begin her tenure as Digital Content Specialist at the end of November, when she will manage ABP’s digital content, from writing and editing articles to publishing podcasts and interacting on social media.
You can find a full listing of ABP staff (along with directors and delegates) under ‘Contact’ in the top right corner of this page.
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