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BIOGRAPHY Nolan Crouse, MBA Community Economic Development

  • Presiding Officer
  • Board Member
  • Master of Ceremonies
  • Auctioneer
  • Keynote or Session Speaker
  • Group or Open House Facilitator
  • Panel Moderator
  • Focus Group Facilitator
  • Narrator
  • Leadership Coaching or Training
  • Governance Coaching or Training

If you need a Board Member, Master of Ceremonies, an Auctioneer, a Speaker, a Facilitator, a Moderator, an Interim Manager, an Instructor or Coach, make Nolan Crouse your choice.

Nolan Crouse is a native Albertan; raised on a farm in east central Alberta. After his post-secondary education, he spent 30 years in management and executive roles within the Forest Products industry in Slave Lake, Grande Prairie, Edmonton and Pennsylvania (USA). Nolan held these leadership roles with Procter and Gamble, West Fraser Timber and Alberta Energy Company (EnCana), followed by several years as a small business owner of a sawmill and wood packaging manufacturing plant employing 30 staff in west Edmonton.

Nolan served 4 consecutive Municipal Council terms as Councillor and Mayor of the City of St. Albert (10 years), as well as, was Chair of the Capital Region Board for 5.5 years.

He holds a Masters degree in Community Economic Development, is a Chemical Technologist, and is a certified Auctioneer. Nolan has a history of serving his community and industry in many aspects including the United Way, the Alberta Forest Products Association, Canada Winter Games, as well as Head Coach/General Manager of AJHL hockey franchises in both Brooks and Fort Saskatchewan.

Nolan Crouse is a past recipient of the prestigious Pulp and Paper John Bates award, was awarded a “Key to the City” in Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania, received the Rotary Paul Harris Award and was recipient of the Queen’s Jubilee Silver Medallion.

He and his wife Gwen have 3 adult children and 5 grandchildren.

Personal

  • Born: Viking, Alberta, Canada
  • Schools: Albert Elementary, Irma School, NAIT, Cape Breton University
  • Married (wife Gwen)
  • 3 children: Curtis (Sheyanne), Celina, Dalen (Amanda)
  • 5 grandchildren: Carolyn, Samantha, Cohen, Sloan, Riley

Community Involvement

  • St. Albert Merchants Head Coach
  • General Manager, Brooks and Fort Sask, Alberta Junior Hockey League
  • Head Coach, Brooks and Fort Sask, Alberta Junior Hockey League
  • President, Grande Prairie Men’s Fastball League
  • Committee Chair, Grande Prairie United Way
  • Chair, Slave Lake Arctic Winter Games Bid
  • Committee, Canada Winter Games Bid
  • Chair, Grande Prairie Canada Day
  • President, Grande Prairie Indoor Ice Society
  • Coach, hockey, baseball, soccer

Community, Industry and Public Service Boards

  • Alberta Forest Products Association – Public Relations
  • Forest Industries Suppliers Association Board
  • Alberta Savings and Credit Union Board
  • Canada Winter Games Bid Board
  • Governor Alberta Junior Hockey League
  • Servus Credit Union Community Council
  • Covenant Health Finance and Audit
  • Edmonton Global Shareholders
  • Subdivision and Development Appeal Board
  • Capital Region Board Chair (2012-2017)

Awards

  • Canadian Pulp and Paper Association John Bates Award for top Canadian Technical Research
  • Key to the City of Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania: contribution to Pennsylvania Ice Hockey growth
  • Coach of the Year – Hockey Alberta
  • Coach of the Year – Alberta Major Bantam League
  • Coach of the Year – Slave Lake Regional 
  • Queen’s Jubilee Silver Medallion
  • Paul Harris Rotary Fellowship

Education and Career

  • Masters Business Administration (MBA) – Community Economic Development
  • Chemical Technologist
  • Manager, Procter and Gamble Company
  • General Manager, Alberta Energy Company
  • General Manager, West Fraser Timber Company
  • General Manager, Slave Lake Pulp Corporation
  • Owner, Sunchild Forest Products
  • Certified Auctioneer – Auctioneering College of Canada
  • President, ATS International Training Ltd.
  • President, Beaumont and Parkland Learning Centres
  • President, Horizon Sawmills
  • Chief Operating Officer, Compak Forestburg and Canswe Wood
  • Owner; Sunchild Forest Products, Crouse Developments Inc., ATS International Ltd.
  • Course Instructor, University of Alberta
  • City of St. Albert Councillor (2004 – 2007)
  • City of St. Albert Mayor (2007 – 2017)
  • Capital Region Board Chair (2012-2017)