CAA Staff

 292140 Wagon Wheel Blvd, Rocky View County, AB T4A 0E2, Canada
Tel: (403) 571-3580
Fax: (403) 571-3599
Toll Free: 1-888-571-3580

Rob Smith, CEO

Rob Smith oversees the day-to-day operations of the Canadian Angus Association. He works with the elected Board of Directors to implement their vision in addition to growing and promoting the Angus breed. Rob is the official spokesperson and representative of the CAA domestically and internationally. He has more than 20 years’ experience in promotion and sales, international marketing, branding, corporate communications, public and community relations, and business and event planning.
Proudly creating CAA member value since July 1, 2011.
Member Services Team
Joanelle Fuellbrandt, Office Administrator

Joanelle is the first point of contact for those calling and visiting Angus Central. She assists the Registry Department with DNA requests, transfers, membership renewals, member information updates, release and e-storage of certificates and disposal of animals.
Proudly creating CAA member value since March 3, 2008.
Byron David, Member Services Representative • extension 3369

Byron is the key producer contact for the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed tag program. He processes tag orders and age verification requests as well as answers questions. He also provides assistance to the Breed Development department, processing weaning and yearling weight submissions. Bryon has worked in the cattle industry for six years. He also believes in giving back to the community, volunteering at the Mustard Seed shelter with his wife to help the less fortunate.
Proudly creating CAA member value since September 15, 2013.
Angela Cambruzzi, Assistant Registrar • extension 5603

Angela joined the CAA Registry Team in the spring of 2015. She comes from an extensive background in horses, actively competing as a barrel racer. Working at the CAA has fulfilled her interest in the cattle industry. Angela is the secondary contact for the Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Tag program and attends a few sales throughout the year representing CAA and processing tag orders for bull buyers. Angela strives to share knowledge as well as ensure error-free pedigrees, data and documentation in a timely fashion.
Proudly creating CAA member value since March 2, 2015.
Avery Parkinson, Assistant Registrar • extension 5605

Avery works hard to provide error-free pedigrees, documentation, and data entry in a timely fashion. Avery has a Bachelor of Arts in Sociology and Psychology from the University of Alberta and a TESOL certificate. She was a member of the Golden Rod 4-H Multi Club, a Calgary Regional 4-H Ambassador, and worked for 4-H Alberta as the Calgary/South Regional and Livestock Summer Assistant for three summers during university.

Proudly creating CAA member value since March 1, 2017.
Julia Engel, CEO and Member Service Assistant • extension 5607

Julia draws upon more than 25 years' experience in the farming and cattle industry to provide member assistance and support. She joined the Registry department in 2014 to assist members with their registry requirements and has recently moved into a new position as CEO and Member Service Assistant. In this role, she supports CEO Rob Smith while also assisting members directly with their needs.
Proudly creating CAA member value since March 17, 2014.
Breed Development
Kajal Devani, Director of Breed Development • extension 5604

Kajal has served as the Director of Breed Development since 2009. She leads the generation of genetic evaluations for Canadian Angus breeding stock, identifies and monitors genetic conditions and counsels Association members on the application of genetic tools to balance and optimize healthy herds and economic gain. Raised on a mixed farm in Kenya, she obtained an undergraduate degree in animal genetics from the University of Manitoba, and a Masters of same at the University of Alberta. Kajal is passionate about genetics and their ability to enhance production for two primary ends: successful farmers and ranchers and a memorable dining experience for the beef consumer. Kajal knows that our business, even at its most scientific, is a ‘people’ business; and is committed to creating value at every level for every member.
Proudly creating CAA member value since January 30, 2009.
Anice Thomas, Breed Development Officer • ext. 5609

Anice Thomas is the newest member of the Breed Development team. A product of Jamaica, her formative years were spent on the island appreciating, exploring and understanding that which is tropical agriculture. She completed her undergraduate degrees in general agriculture at the College of Agriculture, Science and Education in Jamaica and The University of the West Indies, in Trinidad and Tobago. With a major in Animal Science, Anice also completed a Masters at the University of Guelph. Anice has been working within the beef industry for the past five years within the production arm at Feedlot Health Management Services and is excited to transition into genetic evaluations and application. She is truly excited to join the team at CAA and to provide value to our members.
Proudly creating CAA member value since April 18, 2017.
Business Development Team
Brian Good, Senior Director of Business Development BC & Alberta • (403) 391-4037

Brian is the longest-serving Canadian Angus Association employee, joining in 2000. He has been involved in the Angus business his entire life, raising purebreds for 37 years and having industry-related involvement for the following 25 years. Brian is in charge of field service across Canada, focused on commercial, purebred and new member involvement. Brian’s main territory is Alberta and BC. He travels to sales, shows, feedlots, packing houses, commercial and purebred ranches, trade shows, Junior shows and industry meetings. People are his main involvement.
Proudly creating CAA member value since June 15, 2000.
BobBob Toner, Director of Business Development, Saskatchewan & Manitoba • (306-716-5272)

Bob has been involved in the Angus breed his entire life. He was involved in 4-H as a member and leader as well as an exhibitor at some of the first Junior Angus shows in Bashaw, AB. Along with his wife Shonda, they raised a family of three children who were all very active in sports, 4-H and CJAA activities. Over the years Bob was a purebred breeder as well as working in the purebred sales business. Bob has sat on a variety of boards in the cattle industry and was very involved in his local community. He looks forward to continuing his involvement in the breed and helping to ensure its future.
Proudly creating CAA member value since May 16, 2016.
Cheryl Hazenberg, Director of Business Development, Eastern Canada • (705-768-7906)

Cheryl is the Eastern Canada Manager. From a home base in Central Ontario, she represents CAA in the region and manages specific programs including Gold Show, Canadian Angus Rancher Endorsed Tag Program and national convention. Cheryl grew up on a mixed farm in Ontario and has recently returned to manage that farm along with her sister. She has a purebred Angus herd of her own along with a Saskatoon berry orchard. She is a 2002 graduate of the Agriculture program at University of Guelph—Kemptville College and a 2004 graduate of the Event Management Certificate at Algonquin College. In 2014, Cheryl was named a Nuffield Scholar and has recently completed her report on traceability in beef production.
Proudly creating CAA member value since December 11, 2006.
NateNate Marin, Director of New Generation Breeder Development • (306-869-7130)

Nate grew up on a mixed farm (grain and cattle) at Radville, Saskatchewan. He has spent the last 19 years in the purebred industry preparing cattle for shows and sales as well as working as sales staff for many different breeders. As the Director of New Generation Breeder Development, Nate will assist new and young purebred breeders across Canada to help them maximize their membership services. He will also provide assistance to commercial producers using Angus genetics.
Proudly creating CAA member value since May 16, 2016.
Marketing & Communications Team
Keltey Whelan, Branding Officer • extension 3598

Keltey’s role is to maintain the overall image of the Canadian Angus Association. Her responsibilities include graphic design, advertising, corporate identity and branding of the CAA. She uses her knowledge of the beef industry and her creative talents to represent the members and the Angus breed in a professional and inspiring way. Keltey is a fourth-generation cattle producer and resides on her family’s purebred cattle ranch outside of Irricana. Growing up, she was a 4-H member and competed in junior and open cattle shows across Alberta. She graduated from Lethbridge College with a diploma in Advertising and Public Relations.
Proudly creating CAA member value since October 15, 2015.
TinaTina Zakowsky, Director of Communication • extension 3584

Tina has provided communications support to the Canadian Angus Association since 2006. She is the media contact and manages sponsorship requests. Tina is the Angus Central contact for the Canadian Angus Foundation archives, maintaining the displays and catalogues of archive material and associated donations. She is the staff liaison to the board of directors, providing logistical and administrative support as well as managing the director elections. Tina also volunteers for the Calgary Stampede International Agriculture and Agri-Food Committee and her community association.
Proudly creating CAA member value since October 2, 2006.
Administration Team
Alan Yuen, Director of Administration • extension 3582

Alan manages Angus Central operations and CAA human resources and oversees the day-to-day finances and accounting. Alan works diligently to ensure that Angus Central operates smoothly—not only in terms of ensuring that there is power, water and heat, but also in terms of adequate staff resources. He regularly reviews contracts and investigates cost savings to keep administrative costs down and ensure that the Association receives the best value possible. Alan has worked in the beef industry for 11 years.
Proudly creating CAA member value since February 15, 2011.
Belinda Wagner, Canadian Junior Angus Association Coordinator & Canadian Angus Foundation Executive Director • (306) 757-6133

Belinda Wagner is the Canadian Junior Angus Association Coordinator and the Canadian Angus Foundation Executive Director in addition to serving as the Saskatchewan Angus Association General Manager. She provides executive leadership and administrative support to the Foundation and manages the CJAA and all its programs including the annual Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders (GOAL) Conference and Showdown.
Proudly creating CAA member value since February, 2000.

Canadian Angus Association

292140 Wagon Wheel Blvd,
Rocky View County, AB T4A 0E2

Tel: (403) 571-3580
Fax: (403) 571-3599
Toll Free: 1-888-571-3580

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Vision: The Canadian Angus Association exists to preserve and expand the Angus breed for Canadian cattle producers and beef consumers, providing the best opportunities for profitability today and for future generations. Mission: To maintain breed registry, breed purity and provide services that enhance the growth and position of the Angus breed.
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