Meet Our Board Members

Pam Gellhaus
– Chair


Pam is a sincere and enthusiastic board member that is always willing to help and provide encouragement.

Pam brings optimism and fair-mindedness to this board.

I moved to Strathcona County in 1974, along with my husband Clay.  We have been blessed with 3 amazing children who have all traveled in different paths than we would have ever thought.  I joined the CCLF in the spring of 2015 and have been a member at large and am currently the Chair.  I have worked, and continue to work, on the Governance Committee, the Grant Committee and most recently on the Strategic Planning Committee. I graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a BA(PE) in 1971.  I worked for nearly 23 years as a Junior High teacher in the Elk Island Catholic School District.  Before that, I taught for a year in Prince Albert SK and then adults at NorQuest in Edmonton.  I retired 5 years ago so I could spend more time with our 4 grandkids. In my free time, and I use that term very loosely, I still substitute teach, I like gardening on our acreage, golfing when the weather permits, and swimming with my deep water friends.

Brian Finkbeiner
– Member at Large

Brian is a well respected, passionate, and a key player who contributes greatly to the board. The CCLF is so fortunate to have Brian’s expertise and knowledge to rely on!

Brian is one of our two male “MR Fix-its” at the store. Brian’s invaluable business experience makes him a strong contributor to both our financial planning and in visioning where our foundation should be positioning for the future.

My wife and I moved to Sherwood Park in 1977 after I accepted a transfer here from southern Ontario.  We have lived here since then and have raised our family of three sons.  I was involved with our sons’ extra-curricular activities and managed numerous hockey and lacrosse teams, participated in Cubs, and many other of their activities. I am a graduate of the University of Waterloo and am a Civil Engineer.  I spent my working career in the commercial construction industry as a Project Manager/Director and as a shareholder /director in a construction company. I have been retired for about four years.   My hours and days are now often filled with traveling and volunteering. I have participated in a number of educational travel ventures to far-flung places, many of which were never on my bucket list; places that include India, Ethiopia, western China, Albania, Turkmenistan, Uzbekistan, Jordan, and Syria as well as trips for relaxation. My other volunteer activities include support of Mercy Touch which operates an orphanage in Zambia, support of our local church, providing support for a family of Syrian refugees as well as volunteering with CCLF since 2014.

Cindy Selinske
– Member at Large

Cindy is enthusiastic about making Strathcona County an even better place to live, and her experience with not-for-profits, both as a Human Resources professional and as a volunteer, helps guide the Board of the County Clothes-line Foundation to make sound policy decisions.

Cindy brings a background of human resources within Gov. and Nonprofit organizations. We are eager to have Cindy apply her expertise in developing a strong succession plan for the Board and its future endeavors.

I moved to Sherwood Park in 2003 from Edmonton.  After graduating from the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Education I took a temporary job in Human Resources and remain in the field having worked in both government and not for profit organizations.  I joined the Board of the County Clothes-Line Foundation in January of 2017 and hope to use my Human Resources experience while working on the Board. I enjoy yoga, interior design, and travel.  I have had the opportunity to travel to the United States, England, Greece, and Asia.

Donna-Lynne Erickson
– Board Secretary

Donna-Lynne is an active member of CCLF’s Communication Committee where her eye for detail and artistic flair is greatly appreciated

Donna-Lynne shares her humor, energy, and enthusiasm in helping CCLF move its mission and vision forward.

 

I am semi-retired having worked in health care for the past 19 years. She facilitates grief and bereavement education seminars is a writer and author and most recently is developing a new standup comedy career. She was representative for the Viking and Beaver County Family and Support Services on the FCSS provincial board but leaving that community meant she had to give up her position. She is happy to have found another community building board on which to serve. She lives with her life partner, Rick Walker and between them, they have five daughters and ten grandchildren.

 

Doug Garrett
– Member at Large

Doug is a man of many talents, Doug helps keep the many parts of our retail outlet in top shape.

Doug is someone very involved in many community volunteer activities. He enjoys camping holidays as well as winter get-a-ways.

Sherwood Park has been my home since moving here from Surrey, B.C. in1991.  I have been married to Debbie for 5 Years.  Between us, we have 4 children and 3 grandchildren.  I joined the Board of CCLF in 2019.  I am on the Maintenance and the Strategic Planning Committees.  I spent my paid work life managing heavy equipment repair facilities from B.C. to Quebec which also involved new business development.   I have been retired for 11 Years and now enjoy volunteering for 3 organizations as well as RVing, mainly in Western Canada and the western United States.  I also enjoy visiting Thrift Stores when traveling, working on my classic Jeep, motorcycling the back roads of B.C. and Alberta, and skiing.