Charlene is serving her first term on the Board of Trustees representing Wards 12 & 14 in southeast Calgary. She lives in Chaparral with her husband and two children, who attend their local CBE school.
Charlene was born in Calgary and spent her early elementary years in the northeast before moving to an acreage and graduating from Chestermere High School. She has a Bachelor of Applied Science degree in Environmental Management from Lakeland College in Vermilion, Alberta. She worked professionally in oilfield reclamation and hazardous waste removal before opening home-based childcare.
Charlene is passionate about the importance of play in communities, natural spaces, and outdoor education. She is active in her community, acting as secretary and playground coordinator for her community association, community liaison in school council, and rental coordinator for the Annie Bannister District within Girl Guides of Canada. She is proud to have worked with a variety of stakeholders to replace two aging community playgrounds and continues with this work. She is excited to represent Wards 12 & 14 and Calgarians as a whole to strengthen public education and advocate for our students.