For Inquiries such as advocacy, business concerns, industry concerns, education & training needs, advertising, CARM Building Rural Manitoba Magazine, Board of Directors, Standing Committees, provincial and federal partnerships or anything related to your business needs can be directed to Karen Roe, Executive Director.
Karen Roe - Executive Director
Kendra Haigh - Project Co-ordinator
Kendra has been with CARM since February and serves as the association’s project co-ordinator. As project co-ordinator, Kendra enters construction projects that are up for tender into BuildWorksTM and she manages those projects from start to finish to ensure all new or updated information is received by members in a timely manner. She’s also available to answer member questions about BuildWorksTM and provide technical assistance with the platform when called upon. In addition, Kendra helps CARM members with scanning and printing large plans, and provides assistance with the Canadian Construction Documents Committee and Canadian Construction Association document and seal requests.
After graduating from Vincent Massey High School in Brandon, Man., Kendra graduated with a diploma in Geomatics and Surveying Engineering Technology from Saskatchewan Polytechnic in 2016. While earning her diploma at Saskatchewan Polytechnic, she participated in an eight-month co-operative education program at Altus Geomatics in Brandon and was hired by the company after completing her studies. At Altus Geomatics, Kendra was quickly promoted to a crew chief position and had the opportunity to work with rural municipalities, cities and towns as well as private land owners on major construction jobs that included pipelines, building renovations and new building construction projects. Kendra says she’s always looking for ways to learn and grow, and she is currently working towards attaining a Project Management diploma. She believes continuing her education will not only help with career advancement, but also enhance her skills as project co-ordinator for CARM. Kendra enjoys gardening, camping, fishing and spending time outdoors with her husband and their dogs.
Kara Morrice - Member Services Administrator
Kara joined CARM in March as the member services administrator. In addition to providing new members with information and helping them sign up, she also handles social media for the association and performs some bookkeeping tasks. Morrice says she enjoys working with the public and interacting with CARM members, and she’s looking forward to helping plan all of the yearly events for the association. Born and raised in Brandon, Morrice graduated from Crocus Plains Regional Secondary School with a double certificate in Commercial Arts. After completing high school, she enrolled in the Media Production program (now known as Interactive Media Arts program) at Assiniboine Community College in Brandon. Following that, she spent almost 20 years at the Brandon Sun newspaper working in a number of different positions and departments. Morrice, whose last position at the Sun was graphic designer/supervisor, considers herself very knowledgeable about the print and web advertising industry. During her last few years at the Sun, Morrice served as assistant secretary-treasurer on the executive board for Local 191 of the Unifor union. Prior to joining CARM, Morrice worked for about a year-and-a-half as an insurance broker at Ficek Insurance in Brandon, where she sold auto, home and commercial insurance. Morrice belongs to the Summit Toastmasters Brandon Club 5678. She joined Toastmasters to improve her public speaking skills, which she says is beneficial to her new position at CARM. Morrice has been married to her husband Brent for more that 18 years and is the mother of Téa, 21, and Trai, 19.
Bernard "Buzz" Cox - Member Services
Buzz joined the association in January 2019 and works primarily with member services, helping to answer questions and providing other assistance to CARM members. He also helps out with project management and provides IT support for the association. Cox says he really enjoys working with the team at CARM. “The energy from this team is infectious and I am eager to see where it leads,” he said. “We all have strong points and bring some powerful talent that is going to advance the organization and greatly enhance the value to our members.” Cox has more than 30 years of experience in the healthcare field performing lab and ultrasound work. He says teaching cardiology in Guyana was one of his favourite experiences. He’s also worked in many different aspects of residential construction, including carpentry, electrical, finishing, flooring and painting. In IT, Cox has a CompTIA certification in computer maintenance and an informatics diploma from the Michener Institute in Toronto, Ont. Cox says his biggest accomplishment is being the father to “three amazing children.”