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.
Ron holds the Professional Director Certificate from the Johnson Shoyama Graduate School of Public Policy, Certificates in HR Management and Organizational Development from Queen’s University, and a Bachelor of Education with distinction from the University of Saskatchewan. Some of his training includes Negotiation from Sauder School of Business, Leadership Development from St. Lawrence College, Project Management Principles, and Techniques, Automating Project Management.
Ron enjoys spending his spare time at the lake with his wife and two kids. His interests include golf, hockey, making fishing lures, horsemanship, scuba diving, hunting, volunteer firefighting, coaching hockey, and competing in fishing derbies.
Before Kitsaki, Alan earned a decade of experience in public accounting with a wide range of clients in multiple sectors, including manufacturing, agriculture, wholesaling, and construction. He earned his Bachelor of Commerce in Finance & Accounting and Master of Professional Accounting at the University of Saskatchewan, and achieved his Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) designation in 2011.
Alan is dedicated to community, an active member of the Kinsmen Club, and volunteer with a number of organizations. He lives in Saskatoon with his wife and son, and is excited to have another little one set to arrive in June of 2021. When he’s not working, volunteering, or with family, you may find him on the golf course, rugby pitch, or enjoying the outdoors.
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.