Board Members

The Castle Mountain Community Association is comprised of a dedicated, community appointed group of people from various technical backgrounds.

2020-2021 Board Members:

President: Kevin Finn

Semi-retired rancher
Past member of the Board of Directors of CMR. Castle skier, Cabin owner for 20 years. I retired from the oil business in 2007 and have wintered at Castle ever since. Castle is my “happy place”.
Spent eight years on CMR Board of Directors, four years as chair. I got the call from the Minister of Tourism announcing that the government had just created the Castle Parks and CMR had been left out of the parks in order to insure there was a sustainable commercial core. That was a great day.

One of the most unique things about Castle is the community ownership. This is widely misunderstood by the outside world. I joined the Community Association Executive after leaving CMR’s board in order to raise Castle Mountain Community Associations profile with provincial and municipal government. I also joined the Executive because I understand that CMCA’s interests are not always synonymous with CMR’s and I wanted to insure the community remained independent and had a voice. I joined the Executive because I hugely value all the things CMCA does for our community from fires-mart to potlucks to trail development and I want to see more of this happening. More recently, I took on the role of President of CMCA because following the approval of the master development plan for CMR’s recreation lands, I want CMCA to join CMR to develop a new village plan which meets CMR’s commercial needs while respecting what the community values and needs.

Vice President – Julie Heinrich

Julie first fell in love with Castle, snowboarding and C.A.D.S. in grade six and has been passionate about Castle ever since.  She is Castle’s Local Registered Massage therapist and server, in the summer, as well as year-round trailer resident. Julie hopes to speak to the issues facing both castle staff and trailer lot renters.

Past President: Fraser Stewart

Fraser is a strong supporter of numerous community volunteer organizations. An avid skier, Fraser is starting his 40 year volunteering with the Canadian Ski Patrol, as a patroller, 1st-aid and CPR instructor and a mentor to recruits.  As well as the Pro Patrol for 9 years in dispatch and in the infirmary.  Fraser retired after serving the residents of Lethbridge for 32 years, with the Lethbridge Fire Department.  His career included working on the Ambulance, Fire, Rescue, Aerial trucks, and the Water Rescue Team. Culminating his career, Fraser taught fire safety, accident and injury prevention, to industry, business, students and people of all ages.  Fraser and Monica have called Castle Mountain Resort home, or Heaven, for ten years.

Secretary: Tara Garrett

I started skiing in lace-up boots in bare-trap bindings with bamboo poles, clinging to a rope tow to shoosh down a SK valley on 3″ of snow at a little resort my parents helped to start and my brothers and their families continued to help manage.  I remember being with my dad scoping out an abandoned train station that was moved in to be our daylodge.  Tickets were .75 and included night-skiing.  Later we had a T-bar!  Once the mountain air filled my lungs, I moved West.  Castle was not on my radar until I joined a ski club trip frolicking down amazing slopes.  I’ve been a season pass holder ever since, and now part owner of a resort!  I’m keen to support the Castle family and guests by serving on the CMCA.

Treasurer: Glenn Downey

Membership Director  – Judy Clark.

Other Board Members:

Glenn Armstrong

Retired Calgary Board of Education technology teacher and long time Castle skier and resident.  Active with the community for the past 5 years with the development of communications/website for its members.  Currently involved with the Area Structure Plan committee, member of the Community Relations Committee and was on the Master Development Plan steering committee.  Relationships with outside governmental groups are now critical for the future development of the community and I will continue to build on those connections.

Ray Bussey

A retired electrical engineer, who spent his career in the design and construction of utility electrical generating plants.  Along with his wife Jill, they are recent new comers to the Castle Mountain Resort Community.  Besides downhill skiing, both Ray and Jill are active in hiking, snowshoeing and mountain biking in the back country surrounding the resort.  Their primary residents is in the Calgary area, but they plan on spending a considerable amount of time at their place in Castle. Ray volunteered to serve on your Board in order to contribute towards continuing the traditional family atmosphere of the community.

Members at large

Caralee Marriott
My husband Dave Clement and I are celebrating our 20th year here at Castle.  Over the years, we spend more & more time at Castle  and every season find new places to explore in the area.   We are keen to do anything that gets us into the mountains to enjoy the scenery or into the towns to enjoy the different events of the Crowsnest Pass & Pincher Creek offers.   We’ve raised our 3 boys  here including several years of homeschooling and they all share a great love for our mountain.
I have taken over the LiftLine newsletter and intend on keeping the community abreast on the news that is important to us.   I would like to see Castle be a vibrant 4 season community that looks attractive to visitors.

Questions?

Contact: castlemountaincommunity@gmail.com

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