Meet Our Team

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Christie was born in Calgary and grew up in Winnipeg. She and her husband of 22 years relocated to Calgary in 2001. Being a small business owner for 2 years and a Pediatic RN by trade with over 23 years nursing experience, Christie has always had a passion for helping others. Following the birth of their fifth child in 2013, life took on a whole new meaning for her, as a mother, nurse and human being. Lennox blessed their family with a little something extra and ignited her life’s purpose of giving back. Her aspiration is to make a difference in the lives of children of all abilities, their families and the community while sharing their unlimited potential with the world. 



Tina Feir, Co-Founder

For most of her childhood, Tina lived and attended grade school overseas before returning to her home town of Calgary. With 20 years experience in Sales and Marketing, she works full time as a Sales Executive in the Environmental Industry. Tina has held multiple board positions and recently finished a 6 year term as Vice President for the Canadian Land Reclamation Association - AB Chapter. She is a solo parent to her beautiful son, who was diagnosed at birth with Down syndrome. With him as her inspiration, she has a strong desire to support and assist individuals of all backgrounds and abilities to find their strengths and passions in life.


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melissa danielson, web support

Melissa was raised on the east coast and relocated to Edmonton with her Alberta born husband. She is the mom of two littles, one a mischievous little boy with Down syndrome. Melissa has an educational background in Anthropology and Sociology, Marketing and Administration, and Community Engagement that she had been able to weave into her 10 year tourism career. However, she had always felt a pull to do something more meaningful and after the birth of her son was inspired to finally make that transition. She now works primarily for a child and family resource centre and in seeking more opportunity to support a community dear to her heart, found her way to the ElmTree team.