Jay is no stranger to rural Saskatchewan. Raised in Kenosee Lake, he's spent his career working in rural communities. A fearless leader with a hectic schedule, he still makes time to chat with the team and is always open to new ideas and welcome to change. Jay's a big Red Wings fan and loves the Roughriders and his two pups Syuk and Mookie.
Senior Leadership Team
Director, Strategic Engagement & Advocacy
Laurel is SARM's historian and the go to gal for staff for any questions. She has had many roles at SARM and currently oversees the association's programs and operations. Laurel enjoys summer camping trips and trying new recipes.
Director, Member Services
Craig leads our Member Services division, providing guidance and strategic direction to SARM’s various member-focused programs and services. He is our resident go-to person for our office building maintenance and an expert car shopper. He loves all things vehicles and lending a hand where needed.
Catherine leads the finance department. She manages to volunteer at the Wascana Racing Canoe Club, watch her kids compete in canoe/kayak races and Ukrainian dance and take family road trips while also ensuring SARM’s books are balanced and the office lights are kept on!
Policy & Research
Senior Policy Analyst
Aaron joined the SARM team after spending four years in Manitoba and 12 years in Saskatchewan as an accredited assessment appraiser. He recently moved to Regina from an acreage in the Qu’Appelle Valley. He enjoys spending time with his wife and two daughters.
As a true Northern Ontario girl, Deanna enjoys everything outdoors. After being swept off her feet by a two-stepping Sask-boy, she found herself relocated to his home province with their energetic ‘pandemic pup’, Nala. With her HBA PoliSci and experience in law, Deanna brings a unique approach to research and analytical thinking to the SARM Policy and Research team.
Strategic Engagement & Communications
Manager, Strategic Engagement and Communications
Born and raised in Saskatchewan, Deb’s an outgoing and versatile professional with an uncompromising customer focus. Her high energy is contagious; she loves to make people smile. Deb likes to travel (mainly road trips to Ontario to visit family) and is committed to a healthy lifestyle that includes hot yoga several times a week, as well as the occasional cold beer with wings.
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
Corette's creative bone and knack for design is well suited for all SARM's branded communication needs. Her enthusiasm for creating collateral for SARM is contagious, as is her laugh- you should hear her giggle. She has a special love for her grand-daughter Haislee and her cat Purdee.
Adam hails from Ontario and has grown a real appreciation of all things rural Saskatchewan. He is the first person to lend a helping hand. When he's not lending his organizational skills to the SARM team, he enjoys travelling with friends and family.
Risk Management (Legal, Benefits & Insurance)
Manager, Risk Management
Colin was raised in Assiniboia and is proud of his rural roots. He leads our Risk Management area, encompassing both the Legal and Benefits/Insurance teams and directly managing the day-to-day operations of our Liability Self-Insurance Plan. When not at work, he enjoys spending time with his family fishing, camping, and enjoying the outdoors.
Mike grew up on a farm near Tuxford and has been practicing law since 1984- initially in private practice with the law firm Gerrand Mulatz and with SARM since 2000. As Director of Legal Services Mike provides advice to SARM and its members on a variety of legal issues.
Managing competing priorities is second-nature to Teresa in her role at SARM. Teresa supports SARM's team of lawyers and is responsible for the administration of the Legal Department. Born and raised in Regina, Teresa has been with SARM since 2000 when the legal department was first introduced.
Programs (RIRG & Bridge Services, Programs, and Trading Services)
Born and raised in Swift Current, Dustin has approximately 20 years in the non-profit and post-secondary sectors. In his current role, Dustin oversees the continuous improvement of SARM’s programs and supports the staff who administer them. He loves reading a wide variety of fiction and non-fiction, SK craft beer, the music of Johnny Cash, and spending time with his two children, his spouse (Jolene), and their cat.
P. Eng., PMP
Senior Municipal Bridge Engineer
With over a decade of experience encompassing a rural municipal bridge’s complete lifespan, Daniel can leverage his specialized knowledge and experience towards the unique goals and challenges of rural municipal government. Outside of the office Daniel enjoys camping, playing volleyball, and riding his motorcycle.
Trading Services Advisor
Amanda connects member product and service needs with SARM Trading Services vendor partner offerings. She represents SARM at vendor events and is on the look-out for cost effective solutions for our members. Amanda enjoys cooking and spending time with her husband and girls at the lake.
Manager, Community Planning
As a registered professional planner providing community planning assistance to SARM members, Jennifer is cool as a cucumber, she's so level headed. She always makes time to chat. Jen enjoys being active outdoors, whether it’s with skates, cleats, or a board on her feet or a club, racket, or paddle in her hand.
Senior Community Planner
Robyn is a registered professional planner who is passionate about helping communities thrive and plan for the future. She loves to work hard, learn new skills, travel throughout Canada, and spend time with her family and cats. She's always quick to offer a hand, and happy to help.
Breanna comes from BC and is a huge asset to the finance team. She is exceptionally organized and likes to streamline processes. Our taste buds have told us that she is an expert baker but our waistlines are thankful she only treats us to her baking every once in awhile.
Gaylene is a team player, whether she is at home with her 4 kids, volunteering in her community, or working at SARM. She is sociable and finds fun in all the little things. When she is not chaperoning kids to activities, she is with her family spending time at their cabin enjoying time in the sun.