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 • extension 3581

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 30 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.
Administration Team
TinaTina Zakowsky, Administration Team Leader • 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.
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 more than two decades.
Proudly creating CAA member value since February 15, 2011.
Joanelle Fuellbrandt, Office Administrator

Joanelle is the first point of contact for those calling and visiting Angus Central. She assists the Member Service 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.
Kiani Evans, Canadian Angus Foundation History Project Intern * extension 3598

Kiani has returned for a second summer to work as an intern in the archives at Angus Central. Having recently completed her degree in Art History and Visual Studies at the University of Victoria, she is excited to continue on to study Collections and Archival Management. She grew up in rural British Columbia surrounded by the mercurial climate of the Cariboo and has a keen appreciation for all things agriculture. Kiani looks forward to delving deeper into the history of Angus and completing the hard work that the archivist interns have put in over the past three years.
Member Value Team
Carmen Koning, Member Value Team Leader • extension 3520

Carmen is responsible for the promotion and support of the Canadian Angus brand, as well as developing strategies for engaging members and commercial producers to grow the Angus market share. She has over sixteen years’ experience in marketing, communications, events, promotions, branding, account management, project management, and customer service. Carmen knows the importance of fostering strong relationships and is dedicated to serving the members and creating value for them at every level.
Proudly creating CAA value since May 15, 2017.
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 CJA 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.
Belinda Wagner, Canadian Junior Angus Coordinator & Canadian Angus Foundation Executive Director • (306) 757-6133

Belinda Wagner is the Canadian Junior Angus 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 CJA and all its programs including the annual Guiding Outstanding Angus Leaders (GOAL) Conference and Showdown.
Proudly creating CAA member value since February, 2000.
Alex Shuttleworth, Director of Engagement • extension 5608

Alex’s role with the Canadian Angus Association is to assist in implementing the new Canadian Angus Mentorship Program. She is from a third-generation mixed farm located east of Balzac, Alberta. Her family has a purebred Charolais operation, and her youth was spent showing them in the Balzac 4-H Beef Club. Alex recently graduated with an undergraduate degree in Agriculture Economics from the University of Alberta. During her time in university she was actively involved in the Agriculture Club on campus, and held the roles of Bar None Director and VP Academic. Alex is excited to be a part of the CAA team and to learn more about the Angus breed during her time here.
Proudly creating CAA member value since September 5, 2017.
Member Service Team
Kajal Devani, Member Service Team Leader • extension 5604

Kajal 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.
Byron David, Member Service Solutions • extension 3369

Byron is the key producer contact for the Canadian Angus tag program. He processes tag orders and age verification requests as well as answers questions. He also provides assistance to Member Service, processing weaning and yearling weight submissions. Bryon has worked in the cattle industry for over a decade. He also believes in giving back to the community, volunteering at the Mustard Seed shelter to help the less fortunate.
Proudly creating CAA member value since September 15, 2013.
Julia Engel, Member Service Solutions • 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.
Proudly creating CAA member value since March 17, 2014.
Avery Parkinson, Member Service Solutions • 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.
Mandi Tilleman, Member Service Solutions • extension 5603

Mandi has gained her unique set of skills through hands on experience in a number of different industries and is very excited to return to what she is more passionate about, agriculture. She is an outgoing, hardworking team player who is eager to help members and fellow coworkers. She enjoys learning, and looks for new ways and processes to ensure efficiency. Mandi has a love for her community, volunteering with her local Agriculture Society, 4-H Club and numerous other youth clubs/organizations. She is looking forward to working with and getting to know our members.

Proudly creating CAA member value since June 19, 2017.
Eidel Torio, Member Service Solutions • ext. 5609

Eidel is an outgoing, hardworking team player who is eager to help. He is family-oriented and enjoys learning, the outdoors and sports. Eidel has worked in several industries including the cattle industry. He looks forward to working with and getting to know Canadian Angus members.

Proudly creating CAA member value since January 4, 2018.

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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