CARM is proud to announce that Shawn Wood has taken over the Executive Director position. Shawn will provide leadership, direction and guidance for the CARM Board of Directors, membership, as well as the CARM team. Shawn has recently retired from the Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) after completing 24+ years of service to his country. As a member of the CAF, Shawn was employed as a Supply Technician and leader who dealt with supervising soldiers and civilians, human resources, supply chain management, planning, contracts, procurement and finance including budget/business planning. Shawn was also a trusted advisor to senior leadership as the harassment advisor, ethics coordinator and workplace safety advisor. Shawn has had the opportunity over the past 10 years of dealing with directorate level positions within the federal government on a daily basis. Shawn has for the past year held the position of Vice Chair for the Shilo Military Family Resource Centre which is a not-for-profit organization that supports military families.
Shawn Wood, CD - Executive Director
Kendra Haigh - Project Co-ordinator
Kendra has been with CARM since February 2019 and serves as the association’s project co-ordinator. As project co-ordinator, Kendra enters construction projects that are up for tender into PlanPoint 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 PlanPoint 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 2019 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, 22, and Trai, 20.