Executive DirectorCarol Holmes
 Carol has an extensive history of working in the arts in a variety of capacities including director, manager, and festival producer.  She has worked with the WGA since 2008. Prior to that she was the director of literary arts and international agreements at The Banff Centre.  Carol is a keen advocate for the arts and enjoys working on development, creation, and the launch of new initiatives that meet the needs of the writing community.
Program and Events CoordinatorJason Lee Norman
 Jason was born and raised on the shores of the mighty North Saskatchewan. He received a Bachelor of Arts (English) degree from the University of Alberta and a Master of Arts degree in Creative Writing from the University of Manchester. Since returning home from studying in the UK Jason has worked tirelessly to create new opportunities and projects that showcase local writers. He was the publisher behind the 40 Below winter anthologies, currently publishes Monto Books and edits the new Edmonton literary journal Funicular Magazine. He mainly writes short fiction and hilarious tweets these days.
Program and Conference Coordinator (Southern Alberta Office, Calgary)Dorothy Bentley
 Dorothy was raised in Southern Ontario and has called Alberta home for over 30 years. She holds a Certificate in Business and a Bachelor of Arts in English. With extensive experience in program development and coordination, she has worked in government, education, with non-profits, and as a serial managing editor of non-profit publications. When she isn’t making lists, she likes to write poetry, short stories, and novels. She is published in articles, columns, poetry, cartoon, short fiction, and children’s picture books.
Communications and Partnerships CoordinatorEllen Kartz

Born and raised in Edmonton, Ellen lived in Calgary for four years while completing her Bachelor of Arts degree. Subsequently, she completed a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia. She tutored other students to pay her way through university and has also taught guitar; she has played the instrument since she was 12 years old. As an active writer and freelance editor throughout her career, Ellen worked with and for the Edmonton Poetry Festival for many years as a volunteer coordinator, event planner, founding member, and board member. She says that she is thrilled and excited to come to the Writers' Guild of Alberta after all of her other literary and artistic endeavours.

Member Services CoordinatorMike Maguire
 Mike was born in Ontario but has lived most of his life in Alberta. He has a Bachelor of Communication Studies from MacEwan University; as part of his degree he interned at the Writers’ Guild of Alberta over the summer in 2016 and is delighted to return to the WGA. Mike has written short fiction that appeared in the first and second volumes of MacEwan University’s Bolo Tie Anthology, as well as short nonfiction pieces for the popular game Dungeons and Dragons that appear on the web site Dungeon Masters Guild.
Student InternSadie MacGillivray
 Sadie MacGillivray was born and raised in Iron River, AB. She enjoys taking time out of her day to sit down and work on the multitude of projects (cross stitch, knitting, painting, screenplays, poetry, etc.) she has scattered around her room. Sadie is on her way to completing her final semester at MacEwan University in the Professional Communications stream, and is a few steps closer to becoming a book editor. Although, going back to school for a teaching degree in English or drama is definitely on the table.
Operations and Grants Officer, Term PositionValmai Goggin
 Originally from Nova Scotia, Valmai has been in Calgary for over a decade, working primarily in the performing arts as a director, producer, administrator, and instructor. She has directed and taught across the province, and worked extensively in new play development and dramaturgy at both Evergreen Theatre as Artistic Producer, and Lunchbox Theatre as Associate Artistic Producer. Valmai holds an MFA Directing from the University of Calgary and a BA English and Drama from Mount Allison University. She is an avid reader and is delighted to be joining the Writers' Guild of Alberta.