Board Of Directors

Driven to building an organization centred around empowering seniors at home and in the community.

Jayson Bueckert


Jay came to Fort McMurray from Edmonton in 2005. Before moving he studied psychology and philosophy at King’s University and, upon graduating, was recruited to work for CLAC as a Representative. He quickly realized his love of serving others through conflict mediation in a unionized setting. His psychology degree made him a natural fit for dealing with the human side of labour relations. He is now a Regional Director and enjoys working with his team in Fort McMurray. In 2007 Jay joined the Board of St. Aidan’s and in 2015 he accepted the role of Board Chair. In his free time, Jay loves to be outdoors with his wife and three sons, exploring nature. His dedication to family and community are evident in the way he takes the time to connect at home and in the wider community.

Philip Kilpatrick


Philip is an electrician & electronic technologist, Green Belt 6-sigma certified and currently holds a position of a maintenance planner at Suncor Energy. He and his wife of 40+ years, moved to Fort McMurray in 2013 for a new adventure. Philip immediately found a volunteer opportunity with St. Aidan’s. He has served on the board since 2014 and holds the positions of Treasurer and Vice Chair. Philip is also very active with maintenance at his Church and the President of the Condo Board where he lives.

Tara Stephenson

Member At Large

Born and raised in NS, Tara has lived in 5 provinces across Canada , where she has enjoyed giving back to her community through volunteering. Tara moved with her husband of 35 years to Fort McMurray 12 years ago and has made it her home. She is currently a board member of Girls Inc and St. Aidan’s Society.  She enjoys gardening, hiking and sewing 

Lindsey Thibeau

Member at Large

Lindsey became a board member, joining spring of 2019. Originally from Ontario, Lindsey moved to Northern Alberta working as a literacy coordinator at an Indigenous Adult college for a couple of years, moved to Edmonton to pursue her Bachelor of Education, did some off-the beaten-path travelling to Guyana and India before moving to Fort McMurray in 2005.  It was here, in Fort McMurray, where she began teaching at Father Mercredi High School. Initially, Lindsey started off teaching modified programming for grades 9 and 10, French Immersion programming and also English as a second language for middle school grades.  Currently she teaches grade 9 English and Social Studies, both mainstream and modified programming.  When she’s not planning or marking for her classes, she likes to be outdoors with her husband and daughter, and dog sitting by a campfire.

Harvey Tulk

Member at Large

Harvey is a Supply Chain Professional with 45 years of experience. He is employed with Shell Canada Energy . Harvey and Lynn have been married for 42 years . They moved to Fort McMurray 12 years ago . Their son, daughter in law and granddaughter are also residents of this beautiful city . THIS IS HOME !! This is Harvey’s second term with St Aidan’s . Harvey is very active as a volunteer in the community . He is Past President and current Executive Member of the Royal Canadian Legion. Director , Emergency Social Services Team, and Member of Fuse Social. Harvey is also very involved in his church where he serves on The Vestry, Team Leader for the Lectors and serves as a greeter. He loves golfing, walking, cooking and of course spending time with his family.

Tim Byron

Member at Large

Tim has a long association with the community of Fort McMurray (over 30 years), being a former student of Father Mercredi High School and Keyano College before moving on to the University of Alberta to pursue his law degree.

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