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Members of the Calgary Heritage Authority

Scott Jolliffe

Scott Jolliffe

Scott M. Jolliffe is an independent businessman with interests in corporate asset recovery, industrial recycling, and specialized demolition work. His previous corporate experience includes roles in marketing strategy, brand management and distribution. He is a passionate advocate of heritage preservation and is a collector of industrial artifacts. Scott has served as a member of the Calgary Heritage Authority since 2007 and is the current Chair.




Sarah Meilleur

Sarah Meilleur

Sarah Meilleur is a born and raised Calgarian, with a passion for heritage. Sarah was a key member of the Century Homes Calgary committee, a 2012 project that won the Governor General’s History Award for Community Programming. In her working life, Sarah has spearheaded the digitization of historical Calgary photos in her role as the Customer Service Manager of the Humanities, Community Heritage and Family History Department at Calgary Public Library. She is currently the Manager of Service Planning, leading the design team at the Calgary Public Library to create possibilities that matter for Calgarians. In her spare time she enjoys travelling the world and marveling at the history and heritage of other cultures. Sarah has served as a member of the Calgary Heritage Authority since 2010 and is the current Vice-Chair.

Jim Cullen

Jim Cullen

Jim Cullen has consulted in strategic and business planning, human resources management and facilitation since 2003. His career spans nearly three decades in human resources and general management in the corporate and non-profit sectors and includes leadership of strategic and business plans with numerous Canadian museums, historic sites and non-profit organizations. Jim holds an Honours Business degree with distinction from the University of Western Ontario, completed the Getty’s Museum Management Institute program in 2002 and is a Certified Human Resources Practitioner. Jim has served as a member of the Calgary Heritage Authority since 2011, and is the Chair of the Evaluation & Review Committee. 

Murray Larkins

Murray Larkins

Murray Larkins is the Principal of Blackcoffee Group, a business consultancy he founded in 2007. His previous corporate experience includes engineering, finance, and leadership roles in the energy and information technology sectors. He also has hands-on experience restoring heritage buildings and has over the years revived several 100-year old homes that he and his family have lived in and enjoyed. Murray has served as a member of the Calgary Heritage Authority since 2011.




Terry MacKenzie

Terry MacKenzie

Terry MacKenzie once owned his family’s pre-Confederation Scottish settler’s home in Cape Breton and couldn’t shake the desire to imagine himself in times past. From Calgary’s Century Homes to local community history, he enjoys sharing his fascination with where we come from. After a career in Education across Canada, teaching elementary all the way to university, and serving in clinical, consulting, and administrative roles, Terry continues to volunteer in his community and travel to learn more about history and culture. Terry has served as a member of the Calgary Heritage Authority since 2012 and is the Chair of the Public Awareness Committee.

Michael McMordie

Michael McMordie

Michael McMordie is Professor Emeritus of Environmental Design at the University of Calgary (U of C) where his work focused on architectural history and theory. During his tenure, he served as Director of the Architecture Program, Dean of the Faculty of General Studies, and Director of the Interdisciplinary Graduate Program in the Faculty of Graduate Studies. He was centrally involved in founding and the development of the Canadian Architectural Archives at the U of C, the country's largest collection of the drawings and records of twentieth century Canadian architects. Mike also worked as a private consultant on historical buildings and architectural history. In 1974, he served on the Art and Architecture Committee of Century Calgary, which created the Ad-hoc Heritage Committee, which he chaired from 1975-1978. This body was the beginning of the City’s heritage conservation program. He has also served as President of the Society for the Study of Architecture in Canada and the Calgary Civic Trust. Michael has served as a member of the Calgary Heritage Authority since 2012.

Daryl Betenia

Daryl Betenia

Daryl Betenia is Manager, Collections at Glenbow Museum. She is responsible for the logistics behind Glenbow’s collections including storage, care, record keeping, and acquisitions, and works closely with Glenbow’s curators. She has been active in project management, leading teams in developing exhibitions and hasalways been passionately interested in history, which shestudied it at the University of Calgary. She was a member of the Board of the SHARP Foundation for several years, and prior to that was on the Board of the Olympic Plaza Cultural District. Her work with the Cultural District led to a strong interest in the role heritage can play in shaping a successful city. Daryl has served as a member of the Calgary Heritage Authority since 2013.

Pamela Heard

Pamela Heard

Pamela Heard is a native Calgarian and currently is the Executive Director of Calgary’s Prostate Cancer Centre. She also serves as a Director on two non-profit boards , theAlberta Ballet and Strathcona-Tweedsmuir School. Pam has held senior management positions with for profit and not-for-profit organizations over the last 25 years. She has a Master’s Degree in Western Canadian History from the University of Calgary, worked in heritage planning for the City of Calgary Planning Department in the 1980’s, and helped to develop and execute the City’s first heritage evaluation system. Pam has served as a member of the Calgary Heritage Authority since 2013. 

Nikolas Marsall-Moritz

Nikolas Marsall-Mortiz

Nikolas Marsall-Moritz is an engineer at Read Jones Christoffersen, specializing in the restoration and repair of structures and building envelope assemblies. Nikolas has encountered several projects involving historic buildings in the course of his career, which has fuelled his interest in preservation and became one of the  focuses of his Master’s degree in Engineering from the University of Calgary. Nikolas has served as a member of the Calgary Heritage Authority since 2013 and is the current Treasurer.



Jane Kerr

Jane Kerr

Jane Kerr is a veterinarian and second-generation member of a family real estate business. The Kerr family has a passion for heritage building redevelopment and owns several heritage buildings in Inglewood and Kensington. Jane is involved in all aspects of the family business from acquisition to redevelopment, and strives to honor and maintain mixed-use heritage buildings in the spirit of preserving some of Calgary’s important history and charm. She is passionate providing a very desirable product in the retail, office and niche housing markets, while thoughtfully integrating heritage with new development as Calgary continues to evolve. Jane has served as a member of the Calgary Heritage Authority since 2014.

Geoff Ellwand

Geoff Ellwand

Geoff Ellwand is a Calgary lawyer with an MA in history and a lifelong interest in urban design. As a former reporter, he covered city hall in both Winnipeg and Toronto and once had the pleasure of interviewing, legendary urban studies author and activist, Jane Jacobs. Geoff has served as a member of the Calgary Heritage Authority since 2014.





Sean Smith

Sean Smith

Sean Smith is a Creative Director at a local design firm, a member of the Graphic Designers of Canada and lifelong collector of many items like vintage cameras, soda pop memorabilia and neon signs (there are two in his backyard). His passion for the past is evident in everything from how he commutes (a vintage Vespa), to the house he lives in (mid ‘40s) and what he listens to (vinyl from the ‘60s). With a keen design sensibility, Sean has always been drawn to create, appreciate and preserve beautiful things. Sean has served as a member of the Calgary Heritage Authority since 2015.



Josh Traptow

Josh Traptow

Josh Traptow is the Executive Director of the Calgary Heritage Authority. He earned his diploma in Administrative Management from SAIT and a certificate in public relations from MRU. He previously worked at the Alberta Legislature and Calgary City Hall. He currently sits on the board of the Alberta Historical Resources Foundation, the Phoenix Foundation and the Adiuvo Foundation. He also volunteers with the Calgary Stampede, Big Brothers and Big Sisters Calgary and United Way Calgary & Area. In July 2012, he was awarded the Queens Diamond Jubilee Medal for his contributions to Canada and his community. He is a third generation Calgarian.