Public agency member biographies
Biographies of members appointed to a public agency by the Government of Alberta.
Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council
Malorie Aubé is a mixed farm operator and professional agrologist who is passionate about food, how it is produced, and how people enjoy it. She currently interacts with several aspects of agriculture by partnering with producers, entrepreneurs, chefs, and agribusinesses to enable growth and further agriculture and food production. Malorie’s professional career began in Quebec where she gained experience in the dairy and pork industries. From there, she moved to Alberta where she has been involved in the agri-food industry for over a decade from livestock to agronomics. She has been involved in many integrated projects from launching and marketing a private beef label nationally and is now direct marketing her own line of gourmet pork products. Malorie previously served on the Battle River Watershed Alliance board and volunteers her time with many different organizations from school boards to community initiatives.
Ben Campbell is a third generation rancher from Black Diamond, Alberta. He graduated from the University of Alberta with an Engineering degree and then moved to Zambia to work for Engineers Without Borders. While there he worked as a change management consultant and sought to improve the relationship between farmers, their suppliers, and their buyers. Upon returning to Canada, he worked as a construction engineer while ranching part time; in 2015 he quit his job to begin operating his ranch business full time. He currently manages a 2,700 acre ranch in the mountains South West of Calgary and runs a direct market business which produces and sells beef, pork, chicken, and eggs in the Calgary area. Ben currently sits on the board of the Foothills Forage and Grazing Association. Ben and his family host numerous customers as well as school groups out to their ranch throughout the year to show them how food is produced in Alberta and provide a connection between consumers and their food.
David Hyink is a chicken farmer in central Alberta. David has previously served on many provincial and national agricultural boards during the last two decades. He was elected by producers five times and served 15 years on the Alberta Chicken Producers Board of Directors. David also served eight years as either a Director or Alternate on the Chicken Farmers of Canada Board. Provincially, he chaired the Alberta Farm Animal Care Council and the Poultry Research Centre at the University of Alberta. David has been a director on many other national boards including: Canadian Federation of Agriculture, National Farm Animal Care Council and the National Farm Health and Welfare Council. He has also served as director on the Policy Advisory Group for the NRCB, Agri-Environmental Partnership, and numerous other committees and working groups. He is a member of the Red Deer Chamber of Commerce Agriculture Committee and enjoys leadership roles in his church and community.
Lynn Jacobson farms with his brother in Enchant in southern Alberta on a 1,500 acre irrigation farm growing cereal crops, pluses, hybrid seed canola and alfalfa for seed production. Their family has been involved in agriculture in Alberta since 1905, when their grandfather first took out a homestead. Lynn’s involvement with farm organizations began when he was elected as a delegate for the Alberta Wheat Pool; this provided him with practical knowledge and experience in the grain handling and transportation system and governance and committee operations. He has continued to be engaged in farm organizations at the provincial and national levels, and is currently President of the Alberta Federation of Agriculture and a Director with the Canadian Federation of Agriculture. Past membership and experience also included the Alberta Wheat Commission, Alberta Soft Wheat Producers Commission, Farmer Rail Car Coalition and Farm Implement Board.
Wendy McCormick has a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture Economics and has worked in the agricultural industry for the last 30 years in both private and public sectors. Wendy’s agricultural experience in the areas of finance, communications, and program development are complemented by her governance experience at provincial and national tables.
Norine has been a member of the Alberta Agricultural Products Marketing Council since 2013, and served as the Vice Chair since 2015. Norine has extensive experience in primary production and marketing related to the sheep, beef and goat industries in Alberta. She and her husband run a purebred sheep flock of Suffolks and North Country Cheviots and a small herd of goats. They founded and continue to participate in the Pound Maker Ram Sale, the largest private ram sale in Canada. Besides selling breeding stock they also buy lambs from other producers and direct market them to specialty meat stores in Calgary. Norine has been a director of numerous sheep organizations. She served for six years as a director of Alberta Lamb Producers – two of those years as Chair; and two years as a director on the Canadian Sheep Federation. She has also served as a director on the Alberta Sheep Breeders Association and the Southern Alberta Sheep Breeders Association.
Doug Sawyer currently runs a cow/calf and horse operation in Central Alberta and has over 20 years of experience working within the livestock industry. Doug has served on national and provincial agricultural boards and committees related to beef production, traceability, animal welfare, and the environment for over 22 years.
Kimberly Shipley, CPA, CA, is a Partner in MNP’s Red Deer office. Specializing in serving supply-managed dairy and poultry producers, Kimberly delivers business advice to help her clients overcome industry challenges and take advantage of emerging opportunities. Committed to the livestock sector, Kimberly works with dairy farms to meet their tax and accounting needs and assists with planning for bringing in the next generation of dairy farmers, expanding their operations, or exiting the industry. She enjoys helping make sense of financial information and presenting options to assist in making informed decisions. Kimberly grew up on a grain farm in rural Alberta and has a unique understanding of the issues farms face in today’s economic environment. Kimberly dedicates time to her community by volunteering with Junior Achievement, the Central Alberta United Way and having served as a volunteer Director for Vantage Community Services.