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Robbie Kreger-Smith - President   Robbie has been involved with Red Shoe Society for 2 years, starting as a member volunteer with the Red Shoe Crawl, eventually taking on responsibility as Volunteer Chair, and Communications and Social Chair in the past year. Robbie is an avid volunteer, committing time to RSS, Ronald McDonald House, Junior Achievement and the Alberta Party. He is an Operations Supervisor for McDonald's restaurants, for whom he has worked for 20 years and also owns his own social media marketing firm. He is also the Communications Chair for the Alberta Party. In his limited spare time, he enjoys spending time with his spouse and their two dogs, camping, travel, adventure sports and live music. He's also super pumped for the return of the Edmonton Oilers to the postseason!

Robbie Kreger-Smith - President

Robbie has been involved with Red Shoe Society for 2 years, starting as a member volunteer with the Red Shoe Crawl, eventually taking on responsibility as Volunteer Chair, and Communications and Social Chair in the past year. Robbie is an avid volunteer, committing time to RSS, Ronald McDonald House, Junior Achievement and the Alberta Party. He is an Operations Supervisor for McDonald's restaurants, for whom he has worked for 20 years and also owns his own social media marketing firm. He is also the Communications Chair for the Alberta Party. In his limited spare time, he enjoys spending time with his spouse and their two dogs, camping, travel, adventure sports and live music. He's also super pumped for the return of the Edmonton Oilers to the postseason!

Elizabeth LoPresti    - Secretary   Elizabeth is a non-profit professional who is passionate about building communities and connections. She’s been involved as a member and volunteer with Red Shoe Society since 2015. Over the past 10 years Elizabeth has worked at and supported many organizations, raising funds, engaging volunteers, and delivering programs that aim to help enrich the lives of others. One of her most notable achievements was as Associate Director at the Children’s Wish Foundation where she created a city wide adventure for a young cancer survivor, rallying Edmonton and beyond to cheer on SpiderMable in her quest. Elizabeth is currently the Executive Director of the Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society. In her spare time she can be found following the Blue Jays, making a mess in the kitchen, planning her next vacation, or wearing out her library card.

Elizabeth LoPresti - Secretary

Elizabeth is a non-profit professional who is passionate about building communities and connections. She’s been involved as a member and volunteer with Red Shoe Society since 2015. Over the past 10 years Elizabeth has worked at and supported many organizations, raising funds, engaging volunteers, and delivering programs that aim to help enrich the lives of others. One of her most notable achievements was as Associate Director at the Children’s Wish Foundation where she created a city wide adventure for a young cancer survivor, rallying Edmonton and beyond to cheer on SpiderMable in her quest. Elizabeth is currently the Executive Director of the Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society. In her spare time she can be found following the Blue Jays, making a mess in the kitchen, planning her next vacation, or wearing out her library card.

Dustyn Berube - Membership Lead   Dustyn is a small town heart in the big city. He is a pipefitter by trade and an active member within the charity world. He passes his time playing hockey, having games nights with his friends, hanging out with his loving cat Remi and cheering the Oilers on! He has volunteered for numerous Red Shoe Society events to support the Ronald McDonald house and has decided to finally join the board this year because he wants to become more involved with the vision.

Dustyn Berube - Membership Lead

Dustyn is a small town heart in the big city. He is a pipefitter by trade and an active member within the charity world. He passes his time playing hockey, having games nights with his friends, hanging out with his loving cat Remi and cheering the Oilers on! He has volunteered for numerous Red Shoe Society events to support the Ronald McDonald house and has decided to finally join the board this year because he wants to become more involved with the vision.

Erika Nakatsui - Communication Chair   Erika is a passionate Edmontonian, calling this city home for her entire life. She is a mother of two fabulous children and as her family grew, so did her desire to help families in need. It was during a social media conference that she found herself watching a presentation by the Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton. Between sobs and wiping mascara streaks off her cheeks, Erika was so moved by the stories the presenter told that she immediately began looking for opportunities to get involved. This led her to the Red Shoe Society. As RSS’ Communications Chair, Erika helps plan all communications strategies, sharing the RSS messages effectively and impactfully. In her spare time, Erika loves to run, mostly after ice cream trucks. Because fabulous children love ice cream.

Erika Nakatsui - Communication Chair

Erika is a passionate Edmontonian, calling this city home for her entire life. She is a mother of two fabulous children and as her family grew, so did her desire to help families in need. It was during a social media conference that she found herself watching a presentation by the Ronald McDonald House in Edmonton. Between sobs and wiping mascara streaks off her cheeks, Erika was so moved by the stories the presenter told that she immediately began looking for opportunities to get involved. This led her to the Red Shoe Society. As RSS’ Communications Chair, Erika helps plan all communications strategies, sharing the RSS messages effectively and impactfully. In her spare time, Erika loves to run, mostly after ice cream trucks. Because fabulous children love ice cream.

Kim Schmidt - Vice Chair/President-Elect   Kim grew up just outside of the city and is very family oriented and the oldest of three girls. After completing a science degree following high school, her passion for working with people led her to retail and she now works as a territory manager and travels throughout the capital region. In her spare time she is with her loved ones, often cheering on her favourite team, the Edmonton Oilers, or cooking up something delicious!! She recently became a mama to her first fur baby, Bella, an adorable chihuahua! When Kim heard about the Red Shoe Society she was excited to join and bring forward her years of experience working with people ! She is looking forward to the opportunity to meet some new people and very excited see what the next year brings!

Kim Schmidt - Vice Chair/President-Elect

Kim grew up just outside of the city and is very family oriented and the oldest of three girls. After completing a science degree following high school, her passion for working with people led her to retail and she now works as a territory manager and travels throughout the capital region. In her spare time she is with her loved ones, often cheering on her favourite team, the Edmonton Oilers, or cooking up something delicious!! She recently became a mama to her first fur baby, Bella, an adorable chihuahua! When Kim heard about the Red Shoe Society she was excited to join and bring forward her years of experience working with people ! She is looking forward to the opportunity to meet some new people and very excited see what the next year brings!

Leah Logan - Treasurer   Leah became a board member last year with Red Shoe Society and is a Chartered Accountant. In her spare time she loves to hang out with her husband, daughter and miniature dachshunds, watch movies and cook. Leah was excited to join Red Shoe and bring her expertise as well as help a cause and vision that she is passionate about.

Leah Logan - Treasurer

Leah became a board member last year with Red Shoe Society and is a Chartered Accountant. In her spare time she loves to hang out with her husband, daughter and miniature dachshunds, watch movies and cook. Leah was excited to join Red Shoe and bring her expertise as well as help a cause and vision that she is passionate about.

Raelynn Brassard - Membership Chair and U of A Liaison   Raelynn is a Masters student at the University of Alberta in the department of Biochemistry. Her first experience with the Ronald McDonald House was planning a Meals That Mend on behalf of a university group. Being from a rural town, she appreciated the impact the RMHC has on the families staying there and wanted to become more involved. Raelynn co-founded a volunteer and fundraising group at the U of A to raise awareness and funds for RMHC Edmonton. After completing her undergraduate degree she continued her support as a weekly volunteer at the house as well as membership chair of the Red Shoe Society. Raelynn is very excited to be involved with the RSS and looks forward to building new relationships with the house, community and the RRS team!

Raelynn Brassard - Membership Chair and U of A Liaison

Raelynn is a Masters student at the University of Alberta in the department of Biochemistry. Her first experience with the Ronald McDonald House was planning a Meals That Mend on behalf of a university group. Being from a rural town, she appreciated the impact the RMHC has on the families staying there and wanted to become more involved. Raelynn co-founded a volunteer and fundraising group at the U of A to raise awareness and funds for RMHC Edmonton. After completing her undergraduate degree she continued her support as a weekly volunteer at the house as well as membership chair of the Red Shoe Society. Raelynn is very excited to be involved with the RSS and looks forward to building new relationships with the house, community and the RRS team!


Beth Hansell - Development Chair   Beth currently works at Sage Seniors Association where she focuses on the integration of health and social services for seniors. Beth is involved with crime prevention and community safety initiatives throughout the city through her volunteer work with REACH Edmonton, and also sits on the Board of The Learning Centre Literacy Association. In her spare time, Beth enjoys rowing in the river valley with the Edmonton Rowing Club.

Beth Hansell - Development Chair

Beth currently works at Sage Seniors Association where she focuses on the integration of health and social services for seniors. Beth is involved with crime prevention and community safety initiatives throughout the city through her volunteer work with REACH Edmonton, and also sits on the Board of The Learning Centre Literacy Association. In her spare time, Beth enjoys rowing in the river valley with the Edmonton Rowing Club.

Luis Walsh - IT Lead   Luis works for the City of Edmonton and ensures systems for Citizen Services, Fire Rescue Services and 911 dispatch run smoothly. He spends the majority of his time with his wife Ashley volunteering at an Air Cadet squadron to help teach instructional techniques, effective speaking, citizenship and leadership to the youth of tomorrow. He has two cats named Sophie and Tiffany and likes to snowboard when he gets a chance to head to the mountains.

Luis Walsh - IT Lead

Luis works for the City of Edmonton and ensures systems for Citizen Services, Fire Rescue Services and 911 dispatch run smoothly. He spends the majority of his time with his wife Ashley volunteering at an Air Cadet squadron to help teach instructional techniques, effective speaking, citizenship and leadership to the youth of tomorrow. He has two cats named Sophie and Tiffany and likes to snowboard when he gets a chance to head to the mountains.