Board Of Directors

BOARD OF DIRECTORS

For board related inquiries, please contact us by email.

Email:

Board@pitikweskatepark.com

Director of Design (She/her)

Lisbeth Hildebrand

Lisbeth, a Jamaican/Canadian woman based on Treaty 1 land, and is passionate about creating beautiful spaces, as she’s focuses on intersecting the built and ephemeral qualities of Pitikwé Skatepark.

Lisbeth is a student in the Faculty of Architecture at the University of Manitoba, working on projects involving skateboarding, community, and spatial dynamics. She is also on the exec team of her student body (Student Architectural Society), and wishes to use her knowledge and experience to bring underrepresented voices to the walls of the park.

She found community in skateboarding during the pandemic, and uses it as a therapeutic outlet.

Authorities Liaison (He/Him)

Dustin Sharrow

Dustin is a licensed Architect and co-owner of MMP Architects, with a specialty in community-based and non-profit projects such as the recently-completed Bruce Oake Recovery Centre, and ongoing work with partners including Peguis First Nation and Four Arrows Regional Health Authority. 

A skateboarder for more than three decades, Dustin brings park design, construction knowledge, and planning skills to the Board. He works directly with City and legal authorities to advise on legal and safety aspects for the park and all visitors.

Director of Finance (She/Her)

Charla Smeall

Charla Smeall is a dedicated mother to four skateboard-loving sons and an entrepreneur with a passion for community. As co-owner and manager of Sk8 Skates, she fosters a thriving skateboarding community alongside her older sons, Fane and Kian. With 12 years of experience at Third + Bird Markets, she brings a wealth of expertise to her ventures.

Charla's commitment goes beyond business; she actively supports downtown initiatives, creating unique spaces and programming from the ground up. Currently serving on the board of directors for Downtown Biz, she's a dynamic force in her community, blending her family, business, and downtown passions into one remarkable journey.

Co-Chair(Kwe/She/Her)

Amber Clark

Amber is a proud Anishinaabekwe (Ojibwe woman) hailing from the Waabizheshi Doodem (Marten clan). Her diverse lineage includes both Gàidhlig (Scottish) and Anishinaabe roots, bridging two worlds. Amber is a member of Miimiiwiziibiing (Berens River First Nation, Treaty 5) and has direct matriarchal roots in Obishikokaang (Lac Seul First Nation, Treaty 3). 

Amber brings her academic expertise in Child Studies and Public Policy to our board. She stands as a resilient advocate, dedicated to Indigenous Rights and Interests and inspiring the next generation of leaders, all while challenging colonial norms and injustices.

Beyond her professional life, she enjoys skateboarding, cycling, and beading.

Chair (She/Her)

Courtney Guerin

Coming soon!

Stephen White

Coming soon!

Trisha Kulathungam

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