Supporting Disc Golf in Calgary, Alberta!

2020 CDGC Board

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PresidentKelly Morstad
Vice President James Tomasson
TreasurerBryce Pickford
DirectorBen Ellard
Dir. of Membership SalesBrenda Page
Secretary Shawn Friesen
WebpageAl Herring
Member at LargeDon Seager
Member at LargeMike Sorochan

Kelly Morstad
President

James Tomasson
Vice President

Board Position: Vice-President (also former Secretary from 2016-2018)
Occupation/work background: I’ve worked in Education for about 15 years. Currently Career Advisor at the University of Calgary.
Home Course: I live in the Beltline so throw at Forest Lawn, Thorncliffe and Lloyd regularly.
When did you throw your first golf disc? Orange Wizard Putter in January 2014. I visited the indoor putting league hosted by Scott Bueker and Al Herring at the Thorncliffe Community Centre. Have been hooked ever since.
Why you joined the board? I’d like to see more courses established in Calgary and be part of the team that hosts the city’s first Nationals in a few years.
Surprising fact about you: I’m a big dance music fan. I also enjoy bike touring around the US when I have the time.

Bryce Pickford
Treasurer

Board Position: Treasurer
Occupation/Work Background: I’ve worked in various accounting roles, mostly at SAIT where I have been since 2007. My current job is focused on the system side of Budgeting, Forecasting and Reporting.  I have a bachelor’s degree in economics and am nearing completion of a CPA (Chartered Professional Accountant) designation.
Home Course: Midnapore (a private community course) – it’s a fun, short, technical course with lots of elevation changes. Lloyd Park is nearby, and is where I will head for more of a challenge.  
When did you start playing? I grew up in the community of Parkland. In 2003 I heard they were installing a disc golf course at Park 96, the local community park. I gave it a try with a dog frisbee and quickly realized there was much more to the game than I initially thought. The same week I bought my first golf disc, a Discraft MRV, and like most players, was hooked. 
Why did you join the board? I was happy to join the CDGC Board as disc golf has given me so much in the way of fun and friendships. I wanted to give something back, even it is in a small way.
Surprising fact about you:  When I am not on the course I love planning and going on multi-day backpacking trips with my wife. We mostly go in the Canadian Rockies, but have also done the West Coast Trail in Vancouver Island and are planning on hiking the West Highland Way in Scotland in 2020.

Ben Ellard
Director

Brenda Page
Director of Membership Sales

Shawn Friesen
Secretary

Board Position: Secretary – Communications
Occupation/Work Background: I have been in the technology sector for 15 years. In a previous life I was a Computer Consultant and Network Administrator. Now I am a Security System Installer.
Home Course: I reside in the North West, and I float between Baker, DRM and Thorncliffe.
When did you start playing? I discovered disc golf while I was at a training seminar in Fort Worth, TX back in 2012. My coworker brought me to his friend’s house who happened to have discs on his table when I walked in. The following day we all went out to Veterans Park, and I was immediately hooked.
This year I have moved up into the pro division.
Why did you join the board? Being on the board is a great way to stay informed and participate in how Disc Golf grows in Calgary. I felt my analytical skill set, and outside the box thinking would be an asset for the club.
Surprising fact about you: I am originally a born and raised Edmontonian who saw the light and headed south.

Al Herring
Webmaster

Board Position: Webmaster
Occupation/Work background: Electronics Engineering, Wireless Communications, self employed.
Home course: As a Sundance resident I am lucky to have many courses very close to me. Most played would be local object courses and Park 96
When did you start playing?  Late 1900’s at Pearce Estates Park (1996) introduced to it by my brother and his friend.
Why did you join the board: We needed to get more course options in Calgary, wanted to help in that effort.
Surprising fact about you: I got my first ace at Pearce Estates Park on the same day as my daughter was born

Don Seager
Member at Large

Board Position: Member at Large, former treasurer 2009 -2019
Occupation/Work background: Geophysicist, self employed
Home course: Object course in Fish Creek Park
When did you start playing?  Early 2000’s at Pearce Estates
Why did you join the board: To get more courses in Calgary
Surprising fact about you: Used to skydive with members of the Canadian National Sport Parachuting Team.

Mike Sorochan
Member at Large

Board Position: Member at Large (focusing on operations and course maintenance)
Occupation/Work Background: Electrician by trade. Background everything from oil fields, sales, mechanics, communications, home renovations – I’ve dabbled in everything.
Home Course: I live in Deer Run so my home course is Park96 or Lloyd.
When did you start playing? 1998. Guy I used to work with introduced me to it at Centenary Park close to the Zoo. I’ve played every year since then. Played my first tourney in Park96 during the Summer Solstice festival.
Why did you join the board? IO want to make a difference. Know what goes on and have a say in decision making. Learn more techniques to teach people. Disc golf is my heroin.
Surprising fact about you: I’m a nice guy! I went to school with Pamela Anderson.