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Meet the Staff

We have great staff to help you with whatever you need – child care, discount tickets, counseling, activity registration or information on almost anything. We value the relationships we’ve built with our community members over the years and if you’re new to town, we look forward to welcoming you into the family!

Our staff includes: 
 
Calgary     
      
Warren Hartwell Executive Director warren.hartwell@calgarymfrc.ca
Audra de Molitor Program Manager audra.demolitor@calgarymfrc.ca
Shelagh Cox Veterans Family Program Coordinator shelagh.cox@calgarymfrc.ca
Kristin Lailey Child and Youth Program Coordinator kristin.lailey@calgarymfrc.ca
Liz Marks Community Event Coordinator liz.marks@calgarymfrc.ca
Cassie Reeves Community Engagement Coordinator cassandra.reeves@calgarymfrc.ca
  Family Liasion Officer  
Naomi Murray Administrative Coordinator info@calgarymfrc.ca
Andre Thibodeau Accountant andre.thibodeau@calgarymfrc.ca
Tami Hutchinson Communications tami.hutchinson@calgarymfrc.ca
Tammy Plunkett Communications Assistant communication@calgarymfrc.ca
     
Lethbridge     
Candace Driscoll Outreach Coordinator lethbridge.mfrc@calgarymfrc.ca
     
Red Deer
     
Outreach Coordinator
reddeer.mfrc@calgarymfrc.ca

Learn More About Our Team

Warren Hartwell

Warren joined the Calgary MFRC as our Executive Director in February of 2020 and adeptly lead our team through the changes due to COVID-19 within weeks of joining us. Warren is a retired British Army Major with 31 years of military service under his belt and has as BSc (Hons) degree in Sports Science and a Masters Certification in Leadership and Management. His favourite part about working with the MFRC is leading the MFRC team and creating meaningful and measurable impact on our military community. 

Warren is married to Gaynor and has two adult children, Rebecca and Jack, and became a grandparent in July of 2019 with the birth of his son’s daughter, Luna.  Warren is an avid outdoor person who takes every opportunity to visit the mountains whether to camp, ski or canoe. He also enjoys his fitness and is regularly seen running in both half and full marathon events.


Audra de Molitor

Audra started with the Calgary MFRC in 2000 and has worked her way up to Program Manager where she ensures that all our programs and services align with our Mission statement, follows the Military Family Services parameters for practice, and meets the needs of our military community. Audra came to us from an Early Childhood Education background. As former army brat and military spouse she shares her lived experience with our whole community.  

Audra's favourite parts of working with the MFRC are staying connected to the military community, supporting military families by sharing her experiences as a military spouse, and knowing she is making a difference in someone's life. When not at work, you can find her enjoying her grandkids, travelling the world, and playing golf. 


Shelagh Cox

Joining our team in 2017 as the Veteran Family Program Coordinator, Shelagh provides resource referrals and support to CAF members and their families in the areas of mental health, employment & finances, workshops, events, and other community resources. She came to us with a background as an English teacher having started her teaching career in Japan. 

Shelagh loves meeting with people and assisting them in overcoming challenges and barriers unique to the military lifestyle. She feels that helping veterans is a way to honour their commitment and show her respect for the sacrifices they make. When not at work, she enjoys both playing and listening to music, watching movies, and entertaining guests by treating them to her mad barbecuing skills. 


Kristin Lailey

Kristin joined the MFRC in 2018 in the role of Child, Youth and Parenting Support Coordinator. She runs all of our programs for children and youth, including our spring and summer camps, and our youth volunteer group, Helping Hands. She also manages the Strengthening Families program which offers low-cost events for military families in and around Calgary. She also oversees our affiliate program with Dolly Parton's Imagination Library, our Tutoring Subsidy Program, and addresses any childcare or schooling questions your family may have. 

Kristin comes from an Education and Museums background. Before coming to the MFRC, she worked at Heritage Park for almost a decade. She is still passionate about museums, history, and learning and listening. When not at work Kristin can be caught creating many different things from knitting socks and sewing clothers for herself or for friends to baking and preserving berries into jams.


Liz Marks

Liz joined the MFRC in 2017 as the Community Event Coordinator and she also runs the Second Language Program. She organizes the large annual events such as the Stampede Breakfast, Family Christmas Party and Ski Trip, as well as the adult social and recreational events, workshops, and weekend getaways. She loves getting creative when planning new and exciting events for the adults in our military community. Seeing families enjoy themselves and build new relationships within the community is very rewarding to her. She's also very fortunate to work closely with volunteers on many projects and events. 

Liz comes to us from a Business Management and Marketing background and is currently continuing her education in Graphic Design and Digital Marketing at the University of Calgary. When not at work she enjoys adventures with her rescue dog, Ted, as well as cooking, crafting, DIY projects, and refinishing furniture. 


Cassie Reeves

Joining our team in 2019 as the Community Engagement Coordinator and Deployment Coordinator, Cassie is responsible for looking after the family members of military personnel who have been deployed. She is the military liaison, which means that she has  the privilege of attending swearing in ceremonies and welcoming new recruits and their families to our military community. Cassie is also in charge of the Volunteer Program. She offers a great deal of experience to her role as a military spouse of a WO1 in the British Army having lived in three different countries. 

Cassie came to the MFRC with a rich background as an associate lawyer in a leading personal injury firm of solicitors in the UK, then worked as the regimental accountant for the Alpine Training Centre in Germany, and worked for the Government’s Department of Work and Pensions in the UK, where she helped people with significant barriers return to work. When not hard at work, Cassie can be found on the ski hills. 
 

Naomi Murray

Naomi started with the MFRC in 2018 and is our Administrative Coordinator in charge of all our administrative and IT needs, Welcome Services, and is our Quality of Life Coordinator. Her favourite part of her job is meeting all the amazing families, and individuals that are a part of our community. 

She came to us with a background of coaching hockey for two highly established female hockey teams--Warner Hockey School and Banff Hockey Academy. She also managed a local coffee house for four years. She is currently completing her BA in Psychology. When not working or studying you can find Naomi enjoying all things outdoor: camping, hanging out with her two dogs, sledding, and biking.

André Thibodeau
 

André joined the Calgary MFRC in July 2008 as the Accountant. André is a retired Master Warrant Officer who has served in the Regular Air Force and the Army Reserve unit. As the MFRC Accountant André ensures that all revenue and expenses are properly recorded and is prepared to debrief the Executive Director or the Finance Committee on any questions they may have.

André lives in on a small acreage on the outskirts of Calgary where he and his wife, Ellen, are enjoying a peaceful life gardening, woodworking or just relaxing in the yard. They really enjoy the company of their two youngest grandchildren Jackson and Nicholas who are learning to enjoy a bit of country life- feeding the horses, driving the lawn tractor or just running around.

Tami Hutchinson

Joining the MFRC in 2016, Tami leads the Communications team. Her role is to make sure that the military community knows what the MFRC is working on, what events we have coming up, and what services are available. This includes things like updating our website, creating brochures, editing videos, and creating promotions for upcoming events. If you receive our newsletter or follow us on social media, then you have seen the work of the communications team.

Tami's background is communications rich. She is the founder and principal of Hutchinson Communications. While working at a major international oil and gas company for nearly a decade, she specialized in communications strategy and reputation management. She also received a Gold Quill from the International Association of Business Communicators, which is the organization’s highest honour, for a communications recruitment campaign that she developed and managed in 2015. When not at her computer you can find Tami enjoying photography, running and yoga.  


Tammy Plunkett

Tammy started with the MFRC in 2019 as Communications Assistant and Community Engagement Representative. With both roles, her responsibilities are to help our team get the word out about our programs and services to our community and make sure they know all about what we offer. She is married to a veteran. Retiring as a Major in the military police, he spent his entire 23-year military career in Ottawa and then they moved across the country. 

Tammy started her career as a registered nurse in cardiac surgery intensive care, then turned to her love of writing and ran a writing coaching business as a certified professional life coach. She continues to write articles, fiction novels, and self-help books, volunteers on the Airdrie Pride board of directors and is completing her Bachelor's Degree in Human Services. When not at work she can be found hiking in the Rocky mountains she loves so much. 


Candace Driscoll

Candace is the new Outreach Coordinator For Lethbridge. She started working with our families to discover the needs of the Lethbridge CAF Community in July of 2020. Candace is a full-time mom of four kids ages 19, 16, 5 and 3 years of age. She grew up in Edmonton, AB and then Calgary where she went through the Air Cadet program for Seven years and met her husband. She's called Lethbridge home for 7 years now and loves it. She is a Naval Reservist's wife and the mother to an Army Reservist.