Pamela Wight, Executive Director

Pamela Wight, a geographer, has a strong background in conservation, with bio-physical and socio-economic degrees, and a certificate in environmental management and planning. She has worked with the private sector and industry, provincial government, universities, and not-for-profit and community organisations. She has worked in Edmonton and surrounding areas, and as a tourism and parks planning consultant, she has worked in Alberta, Canada, and internationally for the UN and international conservation organisations. She was on the Coordinating Committee of the Alberta Conservation Strategy representing the City of Edmonton, and is on the Board of the Land Stewardship Centre of Canada.



Onita Blankenfeldt, Fund Development

Onita leads the fund development, major gift program, annual fundraising campaign, and other outreach on behalf of Edmonton and Area Land Trust.  She is a trained and practiced leader in business development, marketing, and corporate reputation management.  Onita has enjoyed a diverse career domestically and internationally, in investment management, commercial real estate, information technology, engineering and construction. She holds a BA (Economics) from the University of Calgary, and an MBA from the Helsinki School of Economics & Business Administration.  Onita currently serves as the Vice Chair of the Board for Goodwill Industries Alberta, and is passionate about community engagement.


Rebecca Ellis, Conservation Manager

Rebecca grew up in Edmonton and has experience with several non-profits, including the Nature Conservancy of Canada and A Rocha, plus government work with the Canadian Wildlife Service and the City of Edmonton. She has been involved in stewarding properties, developing monitoring programs and providing public environmental education. She received her BSc in Environmental Studies from The King’s University College in Edmonton and her Master of Environmental Management from the University of Queensland, Australia. Rebecca manages EALT's Conservation Lands.


Stephanie Weizenbach, Conservation Outreach Coordinator

Stephanie Weizenbach works on outreach, partnership building, properties, and with volunteers, and external stakeholders. Steph received her BSc Degree in Environmental and Conservation Sciences from the University of Alberta. Previous work experience lies with the Wildlife Rehabilitation Society of Edmonton where she filled many roles, including running the education, animal care, and volunteer programs, initiating a wildlife rescue program and assisting with special events. Steph is passionate about conservation and enjoys volunteering for the Edmonton Christmas Bird Count and the North American Breeding Bird Survey.

Currently away on Maternity Leave


Kory deGroot, Conservation Outreach Coordinator

Kory moved to Edmonton from Emo, Ontario, in 2007, and completed a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Studies at the King's University. Since moving here, Kory has fallen in love with Edmonton and the diversity of what it has to offer. One of his favourite activities is exploring the many parks in Edmonton's river valley, and photographing the views and wildlife along the way! Kory's previous work experience includes over 5 years as an Environmental Scientist with Nichols Environmental, a consulting company. Kory will be helping the EALT with outreach, volunteer coordination, partnership building, land conservation and external stakeholders.