Saugeen Rail Trail Board
Jessica grew up in Port Elgin when her parents moved the family from Newmarket as she started grade 1. She has always loved being outside and on the trails. Jessica went to the University of Guelph after completing a Rotary Youth Exchange in Siberia, Russia. She has a degree in International Development and Political Science. She worked in Guelph as a Leadership Educator after she graduated until she returned to the area in 2016 to join the family business.
Jessica currently lives in Southampton, is an active community member, and still loves being outside on the trails.
Councillor Kristan Shrider is serving her first term on Saugeen Shores Council. She is a lifelong resident of Saugeen Shores and lives with her wife Tamara and two stepsons Drake and Kaden.
Kristan is the Senior Manager of Property and Parks & Open Space at the City of Owen Sound. Prior her position at the City, Kristan was employed with the Town of Saugeen Shores in the Parks and Recreation Department. She has extensive knowledge and training as a municipal employee that will assist her to becoming an effective community leader in Saugeen Shores.
As a new resident of Saugeen Shores, I was looking for opportunities to meet people and become involved in the community. My husband and I love riding the trails and meeting the great group of people that work so hard to maintain them. Along with volunteering with the Rail Trail, I am also a member of the Huron Shores Hospice Board of Directors, Habitat for Humanity GreyBruce Board of Directors, deliver Meals on Wheels and make breakfast for the students at Port Elgin Saugeen Central one morning a week.
I have a Bachelor of Arts degree in Finance and Spanish from Seton Hill University in Greensburg, Pennsylvania USA.
Retired school teacher/principal, avid community person and trail enthusiast and one of the early trail founders (1990
Director At Large
Born in Kincardine in 1960, Worked for 30 years with Ontario Hydro, OPG and Bruce Power as Instrument Technician. Retired in 2012. Married for 32 years One daughter who is a school teacher in Port Elgin and one son who is in the military
Member of the Port Elgin United Church where currently Property Chair. Enjoy camping, travelling, running, skiing and generally being active.
Director At Large
Ann and her family have a strong connection with the Saugeen Railtrail. Her father, Bill Colborne, worked with area Councils encouraging them to purchase the abandoned trail while working on the development of a trail system. Ann is proud to continue his dream and to see the increased usage on the trail.
I am a 35 year resident of Port Elgin with a yard that backs onto the Trail. I have been a volunteer of the SRT for 20 years filling roles of kiosk builder, maintenance manager, president, Bruce County rail trail SRT rep and currently maintenance director working with the town, Bruce County and developers to build and maintain the SRT portion of the parks and trails master plan. My project involvement includes: River street kiosk, Louis street loop, Southampton memorial garden link, Albert street trail, Port Elgin paving project and Bruce County Trail links including Mill creek bridge, stone dust to CAW road with Walmart link and parallel trail south to Saugeen Shores boundary.
15 years of experience on the Saugeen Railtrail Association Board. Avid cyclist/hiker. Passion for developing and maintaining trails.