S.A.R.P. Board of Directors

Linda Martin - Chair

Linda Martin

Linda is from Saskatoon and works in the area of education, health and wellness, and Therapeutic Recreation as an Instructor/Academic Advisor at Saskatchewan Polytechnic. Linda has been working in Recreation for the last 38 years and served on the Board of Directors previously from 1980-1983 and was re-elected to the Board in 2017. In her leisure time, Linda enjoys exercising at the gym, going for walks, hiking, biking, listening to music, and traveling. When asked why she volunteers on the S.A.R.P. Board of Directors, she said, “My passion is recreation, health and wellness and volunteering for the Board is my way of giving back to the profession.”

Chantelle Erdman - Vice Chair

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Chantelle is from Regina and has been working in the Recreation field for 37 years, with her last 25+ years as a Recreation Therapist. She served on the S.A.R.P. Board of Directors from 2002 to 2009 and was Chair from 2007-2008. She appreciated being able to assist S.A.R.P in all capacities and is anxious to do it again. For the last 25+ years, Chantelle has enjoyed a side gig of Direct Sales, with the last 6 years offering Epicure’s Good Food choices. She appreciates spending time with her family; traveling, golfing, exploring nature and advocating for the versatile needs of individuals who would benefit from community Recreation Therapy. Chantelle is looking forward to supporting the association and the future work of the Board of Directors. 

Tara Pedersen

Tara

Tara is from Assiniboia and was elected to the S.A.R.P Board of Directors in 2018. She has over 25 years experience in the recreation sector. Tara is currently a Recreation Coordinator, focusing on therapeutic recreation. When she’s not at work, you will find Tara golfing, playing board games or watching movies.

Lara Schroeder

Lara

Lara has her master’s degree in Sport Management, Recreation and Leisure Studies. She is from Saskatoon and was elected to the S.A.R.P Board of Directors in 2019. She has worked in the recreation industry for over 6 years, including provincial sport management with Golf Saskatchewan, Sask Volleyball and Saskatchewan Soccer. She is currently the owner of ‘Spark Solutions’, a consulting firm dedicated to supporting organizations achieve their goals. In her spare time, Lara enjoys visiting museums, travelling and doing a host of recreational activities with friends.

Helen Obrigewitch

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Helen is from Naicam and works as a Community Consultant for the Lakeland District for Sport, Culture and Recreation. She has worked in the Recreation sector for the past 15 years. Helen is a Councilor with her local rural municipality, Chair of a local Regional Park Authority and sits on many other boards and committees. Helen enjoys spending time with her family and recognizes that recreation plays a huge role in their mental and physical wellbeing. 

Francis Cashin

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Francis is from Saskatoon, SK and works as a Recreation Therapist and Case Manager. He was elected to the Board of Directors in 2016 and has been working in Recreation for 10 years. In his personal leisure time, Francis enjoys playing soccer and spending time with his family. When asked why he volunteers on the S.A.R.P Board of Directors, he said, “To help support the field of Recreation.”