Meet the Canadian Angus team!
Myles Immerkar oversees the operations of the Canadian Angus Association. He works with the elected Board of Directors to implement their vision in addition to growing and promoting the Angus breed. He has held a variety of roles in his professional career, including animal nutrition sales representative, regional manager, beef cow-calf and feedlot nutrition specialist and general manager. Myles spent 16 years working as Manager, Global Beef Programs, Semex Alliance based in Guelph, ON. He was instrumental in industry development projects in the developing markets, launching new brands and beef strategies in developed markets and partnerships with a wide range of industry leading and progressive ranchers on their programs. Myles looks forward to applying those experiences to the day-to-day operations of the Canadian Angus Association.
Proudly creating member value since January 1, 2019.
Tina has provided communications support to the Canadian Angus Association since 2006. She is the media contact and manages sponsorship requests. Tina is the Angus Central contact for the Canadian Angus Foundation archives, maintaining the displays and catalogues of archive material and associated donations. She is the staff liaison to the board of directors, providing logistical and administrative support as well as managing the director elections. Tina also volunteers for the Calgary Stampede International Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee and her community association.
Proudly creating member value since October 2, 2006.
Alan manages Angus Central operations and human resources and oversees the day-to-day finances and accounting. Alan works diligently to ensure that Angus Central operates smoothly—not only in terms of ensuring that there is power, water and heat, but also in terms of adequate staff resources. He regularly reviews contracts and investigates cost savings to keep administrative costs down and ensure that the Association receives the best value possible. Alan has worked in the beef industry for more than two decades.
Proudly creating member value since February 15, 2011.
Joanelle is the first point of contact for those calling and visiting Angus Central. She assists the Member Service with DNA requests, transfers, membership renewals, member information updates, release and e-storage of certificates and disposal of animals.
Proudly creating member value since March 3, 2008.
Carmen is responsible for the management and promotion of the Canadian Angus brand, as well as developing strategies for engaging members and commercial producers to grow the Angus market share. She has over twenty years’ experience in external relations, marketing, communications, events, promotions, branding, account management, project management, and customer service. Carmen knows the importance of fostering strong relationships and is dedicated to serving the members and creating value for them at every level.
Proudly creating member value since May 15, 2017.
Working with the Junior board of directors, Belinda coordinates the activities of Canadian Junior Angus including their two annual events, the GOAL leadership conference and Showdown, the national junior Angus show. Belinda has worked with the junior program since 2000 and strongly believes we build our future by enabling our Juniors. In 2013 Belinda also took on the role of Executive Director with the Canadian Angus Foundation where she assists the Foundation board in implementing their programming as well as fundraising.
Proudly creating member value since February, 2000.
Bob has been involved in the Angus breed his entire life. He was involved in 4-H as a member and leader as well as an exhibitor at some of the first Junior Angus shows in Bashaw, AB. Along with his wife Shonda, they raised a family of three children who were all very active in sports, 4-H and Canadian Junior Angus activities. Over the years Bob was a purebred breeder as well as working in the purebred sales business. Bob has sat on a variety of boards in the cattle industry and was very involved in his local community. He looks forward to continuing his involvement in the breed and helping to ensure its future.
Proudly creating member value since May 16, 2016.
Lexi Wright is your Member Service Team Leader. Lexi grew up on a dairy farm at Didsbury, Alberta where she was actively involved in the day-to-day farm operation as well as her local 4-H club. She spent over 10 years leading the Mountain View 4-H Dairy club and has been committee chair for the last 12 years for the Western Canadian Classic 4-H Dairy show. Lexi’s employment background includes office experience from Canadiana Genetics (10 years), product development and genetics experience from Alta Genetics (8 years) and more recently the experience she gained as owner and editor of her family’s North American publication, Cowsmopolitan Dairy Magazine (sold March 2019). Lexi looks forward to working closely with members to bring more understanding to genetic testing with goals of continuing to improve efficiencies.
Proudly creating member value since October 7, 2019.
Julia draws upon more than 30 years' experience in the farming and cattle industry to provide member assistance and support. She joined the Registry department in 2014 to assist members with their registry requirements.
Proudly creating member value since March 17, 2014.
Mandi has gained her unique set of skills through hands on experience in a number of different industries and is very excited to return to what she is more passionate about, agriculture. She is an outgoing, hardworking team player who is eager to help members and fellow coworkers. She enjoys learning, and looks for new ways and processes to ensure efficiency. Mandi has a love for her community, volunteering with her local Agriculture Society, 4-H Club and numerous other youth clubs/organizations. She is looking forward to working with and getting to know our members.
Proudly creating member value since June 19, 2017.
Proudly creating member value since March 1, 2017.
Kajal leads the Association’s research projects and manages the performance program through which genetic evaluations for Canadian Angus breeding stock are performed. As the Association's geneticist she monitors genetic conditions and counsels Association members on the application of genetic tools to balance and optimize healthy herds and economic gain. Kajal has a master’s degree in quantitative animal genetics from the University of Alberta and a PhD in the same from the University of Calgary. Raised on a mixed farm in Kenya, Kajal is passionate about genetics and their ability to enhance production for two primary ends: successful farmers and ranchers and a memorable dining experience for the beef consumer. Kajal knows that our business, even at its most scientific, is a people business; and is committed to creating value at every level for every member.
Proudly creating member value since January 30, 2009.