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200, 505 3rd Street SW
Calgary, AB, T2P 3E6


Higher Landing is leading the evolution of the outplacement and transition industry by offering our transformation clients a leading edge program with a multi-faceted team of professionals who will provide complete career transformation. 

We take the traditional transition process to a new level with a proprietary approach that aims to connect head with heart, and identify strengths, values, passions, and purpose.


Launched in 2019, the Grizzly Council of Alberta is a voluntary partnership of private business leaders and professionals who have served as Grizzlies in the Higher Landing Grizzly Den, who are committed to helping Alberta’s un and underemployed professionals get back to meaningful work. 

The Grizzly Council is committed to helping rebrand Alberta:  not just the tarnished oil and gas image, but of the people who built that industry, with a focus on getting Alberta professionals back to work.


  1. Communicate / Tell the Real Story: Raise awareness about the plight of unemployed and under employed O&G professionals in Alberta. Rebrand, de-stigmatize, promote the transferability, social and economic value of O&G professionals to other Alberta industries and businesses. (It's not all about moving these workers to the digital economy - many companies' hiring practices are filtering O&G professionals out)

  2. Start a Movement: Mount a campaign to gain AB business/industry support and open opportunities in the AB marketplace to hire transitioning O&G professionals. Advocate for & market targeted workplace subsidies and incentives to help make this possible.

  3. Emphasize Career Transformation: Build awareness of Higher Landing's Grizzly Certification and Grizzly Den Community, which have successfully helped O&G professionals return to the workforce for the past four years.

  4. Seek Grizzly Council partners (governments, corporations, associations, education and community).

Grizzly Council Members

  • Callie B. Elwayns, Grizzly Council Chair, Grizzly Den Chair, CEO of Bold & Visible

  • Jackie Rafter, President & CEO, Higher Landing Inc.

  • Claudia Cattaneo, Grizzly Council Communications Chair, journalist (retired)

  • Terry Freeman, Grizzly Council Partnerships Chair, President, ATB Capital

  • Serena Staples, Grizzly Council Grizzly Certification Chair, HR Director, TAQA North

  • Royce Chwin, President & CEO, Travel Alberta

  • Shauna Feth, Executive Director, Alberta Business Family Institute University of Alberta School of Business

  • Paul Meek, Partner/Chief Commercial Officer, Blue Eden Clean Tech Solutions

  • Liz Stretch, Professional Director and HR Executive

  • Michael Stark, Sales Director, Welco

  • Alison Gray, Executive Director, University of Calgary Downtown Campus

  • Erin Wilkins, Higher Landing, Government Program Manager

  • Pauline Greenidge, Principal, Upward HR

  • Mike Davies, VP Business Development, Reveal Energy Services

  • Julie Falls, Director of People & Culture, BURNCO

  • Kim Davies, President, Roshone Energy Ventures

  • Heidi Schubert, Executive Director, Alberta Court of Appeal

  • Evelien Spoelstra, Manager, Talent Acquisition & Global Mobility, Pembina

  • Kathy Kopelchuk, Manager, Corporate Services, Surge Energy


Grizzly Council Chair: Callie B Elwayns, Director Higher Landing, President Bold & Visible

Higher Landing President & CEO: Jackie Rafter

Communications Committee Chair: Claudia Cattaneo, Bureau Chief

Strategic Partnership Chair: Terry Freeman, President ATB Capital

Grizzly Certification Chair:  Serena Staples, HR Leader TAQA North


Communications Committee:

Claudia Cattaneo – Chair

Callie B. Elwayns

Royce Chwin

Jackie Rafter

Paul Meek

Michael Stark

Erin Wilkins


Strategic Partnerships Committee:

Terry Freeman – Chair

Callie B. Elwayns

Mike Davies

Shauna Feth

Paul Meek


Grizzly Certification Committee:

Serena Staples – Chair

Erin Wilkins

Alison Gray

Pauline Greenidge

Julie Falls