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Board of Trustees

Carol Picard, Trustee Chair

Contact me at (403) 678-7688

Carol Picard is a retired journalist and has been a trustee for Canadian Rockies Public Schools since 2010, with an earlier term served from 1998 - 2001.  She has served as board chair since 2012. 

Founder of the Rocky Mountain Outlook, Carol currently works within the community on food security through the weekly free Community Food and Friends Monday dinners, and as a long-time volunteer coordinator with the Canmore Folk Music Festival.

Arlene Rheaume, Trustee Vice Chair

Contact me at (403) 763-7063

Arlene Rheaume is the current vice chair of the Board of Trustees and has served as a trustee for three terms.  She has lived in Banff for over 30 years and along with her husband has raised their children here.  She previously owned the H & R Block office in Banff for 10 years and currently is the Office Manager for CBS Financial Directions in Banff.

Arlene has served on many volunteer boards including local sports clubs and the Mineral Springs Hospital Gala Committee, as well as serving as the President of the YWCA board in Banff.

Jen Smith, Trustee

Contact me at 403-673-2767

Jen Smith was previously employed by Canadian Rockies Public Schools from 1997 - 2003 as a Sign Language Education Assistant, leaving for the role of mom to three.  Jen was elected as the Exshaw trustee in 2013 and is now serving her second term. 

As the Bighorn Library Manager, Jen continues to build a stronger community through partnerships with the library, school, Hamlet of Exshaw and surrounding communities.

Luke Sunderland, Trustee

Contact me at (403) 431-6410

Luke is the VP of Lodging at Pursuit Collection.  He is responsible for the leadership, growth and development of 10 hotels located in Jasper and Banff.

Luke was elected as a trustee in the Banff Ward in 2015.  As a publicly elected school trustee, he devotes his time to ensure this school division builds upon strengths and leverages assets to achieve educational excellence while creating a long-term legacy for our community.

Scott Rowed, Trustee

Contact me at (403)760-0202

Scott Rowed is serving his first term as trustee for Canadian Rockies Public Schools, but has lived in the Bow Valley since the 1980's.  Scott's two daughters graduated from Canmore Collegiate High School where his son currently attends.  Scott is a volunteer photographer for the Canmore Folk Music Festival and has served as chair of the local Canadian Air Cadet Squadron.

Scott works as a commercial photographer, but in the past has worked in oil and gas in the Arctic Islands as a pilot/flight instructor, log-house builder and heli-ski guide.  One of his hobbies is dinosaur hunting in the Alberta Badlands.