Meet the ACEE staff

Jennifer Herrick

Jennifer Herrick is the Executive Director at ACEE. Jennifer is a veteran of the non-profit sector with over 20 years of experience and leverages her experience of leading teams, fund development, community engagement, marketing, and strategic planning to continue to advance environmental education in Alberta. She graduated from the University of Calgary with degrees in History, Heritage and Communications Studies and Masters of Business Administration. Jen has served in previous roles as an Executive Director in both Calgary and Edmonton and most recently was the Director Community Engagement, Engagement Marketing with United Way Alberta Capital region. She enjoys  volunteering in her community and being outdoors with her family exploring the many lakes throughout Central and Northern Alberta. Email: Jen[at]


Kathy Worobec

Kathy Worobec is a Senior Education Advisor with ACEE. She brings more than 25 years of experience in environmental and energy education programs to this role. Kathy plays a lead role in our work in advancing environmental education with education leaders (school boards and curriculum development), and building capacity within the environmental education community. Kathy also delivers teacher professional development workshops and brings her many years of experience to this work. Kathy has taught in the classroom, worked in the energy efficiency field and before joining ACEE was part of the Pembina Institute and GreenLearning Canada education teams. She received her education degree from the University of Alberta. Kathy lives in Edmonton and you can find her out biking, cross-country skiing or gardening with her husband and spending time with her two sons. E-mail: Kathy[at]


Marie Tremblay

Marie Tremblay joined ACEE in May 2018 as a Senior Education Advisor, bringing to her new role a dual passion for education and the environment. With university degrees in engineering, education, environmental design (Master’s) and ecology (PhD), it’s fair to say she also has a passion for learning. Marie’s professional experience includes over a decade of teaching in a variety of settings from grade 1 to university level, including five years in Indigenous communities of Canada’s far north. Marie has also been an active member of Alberta’s environmental community for over two decades as a graduate student, conservation scientist in the government and non-profit sectors, and board member of Nature Calgary and Alberta’s Prairie Conservation Forum. Marie lives in Calgary and when she is not working loves to explore southern Alberta’s diverse natural environments by foot, ski or paddle with her family and friends. She is also an avid cyclist and proud mother of two delightful young men, Eric and Alex. Email: Marie[at]


Susan McKeague

Susan McKeague joined ACEE in June 2018 as the Energy Revealed Program Manager. This exciting program will help students, teachers and school boards understand how energy efficiency best practices can lead to sustainability. Susan brings over 10 years’ experience in energy efficiency education. Prior to joining ACEE, Susan developed and managed a unique energy education program educating students and Albertans about where our energy comes from and how we can use it efficiently. Susan holds a Business Degree from Acadia University and a Bachelor of Education degree from the University of New Brunswick and brings a diverse perspective from time spent living in Africa and India.  Susan spends her spare time in the mountains exploring nature by bike or foot with her children and husband. Email: Susan[at]


Diana Kurila

Diana Kurila is a volunteer at ACEE. She worked for ACEE during the summers of 2018 and 2019 and created the new ACEE Resource Hub and adapted an Energy Transition Game for Grade 9 and high school classrooms. Diana received her teaching degree in 2019 and is now teaching within the Calgary Board of Education. Email: Diana[at]


Shauna Kelly

Shauna Kelly joined ACEE in May 2019 and is the Youth and Program Coordinator for the Alberta Youth Leaders for Environmental Education (AYLEE). She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in Environmental and Sustainability Studies at the University of Northern British Columbia and has a strong passion for environmental education. Shauna lives in Calgary and when she isn't working or studying; she can usually be found hiking or camping. Email: shauna[at]


Wyatt Schierman

Wyatt Schierman is a Program Coordinator for ACEE. He has completed both his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, as well as his Master of Public Policy, from the University of Calgary. Wyatt is also a former intern and consultant of The Carter Center, in Atlanta, GA, where he worked in election observation. In his spare time, he is a freelance writer and a regular columnist with Loonie Politics. He also enjoys running, swimming, and hiking in the Rocky Mountains. Email: Wyatt[at]


Lia Harding

Lia Harding joined ACEE in 2020 as a Communications Specialist. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Calgary. She has previously worked as a technical writer and has done social media work as a volunteer for a number of non-profit organizations. Lia enjoys visiting the mountains, reading, and petting any animal that will sit still long enough. Email: lia[at]


Victoria Chharwala

Victoria Chharawala is a part-time Environmental Education Program Coordinator for ACEE. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science in Microbiology and Pathology at the University of Western Ontario. She has volunteered with various organizations and nonprofits to help drive innovation in sectors ranging from health to housing. She was also active in leading environmental initiatives in her school. In her free time, she enjoys riding her bicycle and reading any genre of book. Email: Victoria[at]


Melanie Hoffman

Melanie is your Program Manager for Capital Region EcoSchools with ACEE – serving the Edmonton Metropolitan Region. She will lend support as you connect your teaching to community-engaged environmental and climate action! A Ph.D. chemist and passionate educator with over a decade of experience, Melanie directed curriculum-integrated community climate action projects with the King’s Centre for Visualization in Science. Talk to her about Drawdown Alberta, the 2040 film, and Sustainable Development Goals – she’s all about youth leadership on community climate solutions. In her free time, you’ll find Melanie connecting with neighbour-friends, enjoying the fruits of permaculture gardening, hiking, trail running, and otherwise enjoying nature. Email: Melanie[at]