Meet Our Team
At Kitsaki, we pride ourselves on the diversity of our team. The people at Kitsaki bring a wealth of experience and share the vision and values of our community. We believe that growth and development is the key to success at Kitsaki.
An accomplished executive with broad experience in commercial banking, business development, strategic planning, corporate governance and internal controls, negotiations, organizational structure, operations and budgeting to name a few.
In addition to over 25 years of experience, Therese is a Certified Professional Accountant (CPA) and Project Management Professional (PMP). Her passion for project management dates back to her early career where she participated in and led the project teams of numerous improvement projects and several construction projects.
On a personal note, Therese and her husband, Dave, have five children between them with ten grandchildren. They enjoy travelling, canoeing and camping in their 17’ Boler.
Therese is honoured to once again be a part of the Kitsaki team to help further the economic goals of the Lac La Ronge Indian Band.
Tom J. Mckenzie
Tom was one of the first band members to graduate from the LLRIB Teacher Training Program (1978-1981). He also received his Bachelor of Education degree (with distinction) in 1981, from the University of Regina.
Tom, who lives in Stanley Mission and is also a former Chief and a councillor for the Band, has been involved with Kitsaki since its inception in the early 1980s. During that time, Tom was Operations Manager in 1987. Kitsaki started joint ventures with mining companies and were able to get band members employment in areas such as guides, mapping, line cutting and prospecting.
He has attended courses at the Banff School of Advanced Management where he learned about finance, law, negotiations, environmental conflict resolution, organizations, micro and macro economics.
A graduate from the University of Saskatchewan in 2009, Alan completed his Master of Professional Accounting and earned his professional designation as a Chartered Professional Accountant in 2011.
When Alan isn’t working, he enjoys spending time with his young family and is involved in the activities supporting the Kinsmen Club of Saskatoon and treasurer of Community Living Association of Saskatoon. Alan also enjoys staying active by playing numerous sports and enjoying the outdoors.