Young Alumni Committee
Please feel free to reach out to our Young Alumni Committee. Their goal is to support the community the same way they were supported during their time at STS. If you are a current or former STS student and have questions about a particular career path, university, or pursuit, please contact a member of the Young Alumni Committee. If you are current parent also do not hesitate to reach out. Our young alumni community is here to assist you and the individuals below have volunteered to answer any questions you might have specific to their educational/career path, or simply the experience they enjoyed at our school.
Mark Le Dain ’08 - Head of Young Alumni Committee
Investment Banker with Barclays in Calgary
Mark attended Queen’s University School of Business where he was valedictorian. In his third year of studies he was selected to participate in an exchange to Rouen University, France. During his time at Queen’s Mark was a manager at a charity clothing company, Oil Thigh Designs, and project lead at a student run consulting company, CREO. Mark has received his CFA designation.
Mark attended STS for Grades 10 to 12. During that time he was valedictorian, a Prefect and played varsity volleyball and basketball.
Mark is currently a sitting member of the STS Alumni Executive.
Sean Cooney ’06
Investment Banker at BMO Capital Markets in Calgary
Sean is an Advisory Board Member of the Barry University Student Managed Investment Fund (Founding Member). He attended Barry University in Miami, Florida, studying finance and accounting. Sean has presented a thesis at the 2012 National Conference of Undergraduate Research in Utah and as a co-author at the 74th International Atlantic Economic Society conference in Montreal.
Between Senior School and university, Sean backpacked across Europe spending time in Italy, France, Croatia, and Greece.
While attending STS for Grades 1 to 11, Sean played rugby, volleyball and basketball. He also participated in school trips to France and Cuba.
Dave Edwards ’09
Investment Banker with Barclays in Calgary
Dave is involved in minor league basketball as a head coach of a high school team. He attended Western University/Ivey School of Business, earning a dual degree in Business (HBA from Ivey School of Business) and Engineering (BESc in Chemical Engineering). Dave has worked in Calgary during the summers (two internship terms with Nexen, one term with Barclays).
Dave travelled throughout Southeast Asia (Thailand, Cambodia, Vietnam, Indonesia and Malaysia) for two months after graduation.
He attended STS for Grades 7 to 12, and during that time, Dave played basketball, badminton, and participated in track. He was also enrolled in the full IB program throughout Grades 11 and 12.
Geoff Evamy Hill '10
Sales, bartending & storytelling at Eau Claire Distillery
Geoff attended the University of Waterloo and graduated with a Bachelors of Knowledge Integration (Honours) with minors in Cognitive Science and Philosophy in 2015. Most recently, he led an ongoing social innovation initiative, Canoe, to create Joint-Canadian Undergraduate Degrees as a gift for Canada's sesquicentennial in 2017. He also recently co-founded the Canadian branch of the Rethinking Economics global student movement.
In 2016, Geoff will move to the UK to attend University College London to pursue a MSc in Cognitive and Decision Science.
Geoff was valedictorian of the 2010 graduating class. In 2012 he spearheaded Spur, an STS alumni pecha kucha event showcasing the diverse ideas and innovations in our
community. Geoff continues to write and draw comics.
Emma Fu ’11
Attending St. George's University School of Medicine
Emma earned her undergraduate degree at the University of Calgary, where she started in neuroscience before switching to study cellular, molecular, and microbial biology.
In regards to volunteering in the community, Emma was VP Events and later President of Light up The World University of Calgary, and a volunteer researcher for iGEM Calgary, where she worked to develop a biological device to diagnose multiple infectious diseases simultaneously. She currently volunteers at the Association for the Rehabilitation of the Brain Injured and has previously volunteered at the emergency room at South Health Campus and Renfrew School.
Emma attended STS for Grades 1 to 12, where she participated in Round Square going on an exchange to Australia in Grade 10, speech club from Grade 9 onwards, took part in the band program for Grade 7 to 12, and the pit band for musicals in Senior School. She also took part in the full IB programme and earned the Premier’s Citizenship Award in 2011.
Brittany Girling ’09
Engineering Analyst at Scotia Waterous in Mergers and Acquisitions in Calgary, working towards P. Eng.
Brittany is a member of Young Women in Energy and plays recreational soccer on a women’s team in Calgary. She attended Western University/Ivey School of Business, earning a dual degree in civil engineering and business. While at Western, she was a member of Engineers without Borders and Women in Engineering, editor and author for Ivey Business Review, co-founder and co-president of Ivey Energy and Resource Club and participated in a micro-finance service work trip with Global Brigades in Honduras.
Following graduation Brittany spent two months traveling through 19 countries in Europe and Morocco.
Brittany attended STS for Grades 7 to 12, and during her time at the School, she was a Prefect, played varsity basketball, field hockey, track and field and cross country and was a member of Round Square (participated in the conference in India in 2008).
Tom Hansen ’08
Currently at Imperial Oil in the Environmental Services Group and completing a Masters in Environmental Engineering at the University of Calgary
Tom attended Western University/Ivey School of Business and earned a dual degree in Business (HBA from Ivey School of Business) and Engineering (BESc in Chemical Engineering). While at Western University, Tom had multiple roles with engineers without borders, was the Ivey Business Review editor-in-chief of the Fall 2012 issue and went on exchange to Hong Kong and started a travel blog: https://tomchansen.wordpress.com/.
Having attended STS for Grades 5 to 12, Tom played basketball, rugby and was on the track and field team. He was also a Prefect and participated in the theatre (Anne of Green Gables, Our Town).
Tom is also a mentor for at risk youth for Big Brothers and Big Sisters Calgary.
Will Kennedy ’11
Spearheading the use of a Mass Cytometry (CyTOF) machine at UBC
Will has recently graduated from Queen’s University where he studied Life Sciences. During his time there he was involved with the varsity rowing team, both as the men’s media representative and lightweight rower.
Throughout his undergrad he spent his summers in breast cancer and aging research labs in Vancouver, Calgary and the Netherlands. During this time, he learned rudimentary Dutch, backpacked through Europe, and rowed with Alberta’s provincial team.
Will currently is spearheading the use of a Mass Cytometry (CyTOF) machine at UBC. Through this he works with national and international researchers from Vancouver, McMaster and France to study diverse disease models including ALS, lung cancer, and allergies.
During his time at STS for Grades 10 to 12, Will was involved with the Track and Cross Country Running teams and completed the International Baccalaureate program.
Taylor Kitchen ’09
Engineer at Cenovus Energy in Calgary
Taylor attended Queen’s University, where he studied Civil Engineering.
He attended STS for Grades 4 to 12, and while at STS, Taylor played varsity basketball and volleyball and was also a Prefect.
Taylor currently plays men’s league hockey and softball. He also completed a trip around Europe after graduating from University.
Adam Le Dain ’11
Investment Banker with RBC Capital Markets in Calgary
Adam attended Queen’s University School of Business where he played varsity tennis, ran the QLEAD student conference and participated in an exchange to Trinity College Dublin in third year university.
During his time at STS for Grades 10 to 12, Adam was a Prefect and played varsity volleyball (team captain) and basketball (team captain).
Darby Lush ’12
Studying Business at The University of Victoria
Darby is in her final semester at The University of Victoria and is double specializing in service management and entrepreneurship. While in the business program, Darby enjoyed being the VP of Events for the Commerce Students' Society where she had the opportunity to plan a number of large scale events. Darby has completed co-op work terms with Colter Energy, The Oak Bay Beach Hotel, and PCL construction.
Darby attended STS from Grades 1-12 along with my two siblings and enjoyed participating in both track and field and cross country.
Beth McFarlane ’08
Grade 4 Teacher in the deaf/hard of hearing program at Stanley Jones Elementary in Calgary
Beth attended the University of Calgary where she earned a Bachelor of Education. She also attended the University of Western Ontario and earned a Bachelor of Arts.
Beth attended STS for Grades 1 to 12 and played varsity volleyball and basketball.
After graduation, Beth was assistant coach to the STS varsity women’s volleyball team for two years (2012-2013) and coached volleyball for two years (2012-2013).
Patrick Moumdjian ’13
Attending Queen’s University School of Business in Kingston
Patrick will be going on exchange to Finland during the Winter Semester of 2016, he volunteers at local elementary schools throughout Kingston and also volunteers annually with the Alberta Cancer Foundation.
During his time at STS for Grades 10 to 12, Patrick played varsity rugby, participated in Model United Nations and attended a conference in Washington, D.C. He was also involved in Round Square.
Rachel Roskey ’09
Returned to the University of Calgary in the fall of 2014 to pursue a BSc in chemical engineering.
Rachel attended Western University, and earned a HBSc in Biology. While there, she played varsity women’s rugby and was elected to be part of the Western Mustang’s Leader’s Circle.
After graduation, she took a year off to work and travel throughout Western Africa and South East Asia and participated in an 8 week Global Health Education Trip in Ghana.
Rachel attended STS for Grades 4 to 12. During her time at STS, she played varsity basketball, volleyball and track, was a Prefect and participated in the 2008 CAIS leadership conference.
She currently acts as one of the 2009 STS class representatives, and has been a volunteer with Special Olympics since 2011; most recently acted as an assistant coach in the youth swimming program.
Katie Ruddy ’07
Senior Accountant at KPMG in Calgary
Katie achieved her Chartered Accountant (CA, CPA) designation in January 2014 and has traveled throughout Southeast Asia with other STS alumni post university graduation.
She attended Acadia University and earned a Bachelor of Business Administration with a Major in accounting.
Katie attended STS for Grades 2 to 12. She is a 3rd generation STS alumni, her grandfather was Sandy Heard, the 1st headmaster of STS. Katie also played varsity volleyball and assisted in coaching the Grade 8/9 girls’ volleyball team in 2006.
John Storwick ’10
Medical Student at University of Alberta
John attended McMaster University where he earned a Bachelor of Health Science (Honors) degree with a Minor in Music Performance for piano. He is currently in medical school at the University of Alberta, hoping to specialize in Plastic Surgery, Anaesthesiology or Dermatology. While at McMaster University, John was involved in the theatre and arts community through various choirs and musical productions.
During his undergraduate, John spent his summers as an assistant at the Foothills Hospital researching the treatment of intracranial aneurysms with bioengineered stents. As well he has spent time traveling Scandinavia, Russia, and Thailand. Most recently, he spent a month in Thailand doing electives in Plastic Surgery and Anaesthesiology.
John attended STS from Grades 7 to 12. During his time at STS, he performed in the annual fall musicals and took part in the band program from Grades 7 to 12. As well, he was a member of the senior choir and the cross-country team.
Mark Storwick ’13
Intern Architect at Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP in London, UK
Mark is in his third year of studies at The University of Southern California in Los Angeles. He is participating in the school's five-year professional degree architecture program while also obtaining a minor in real estate development. Outside of his educational background, he spent the past summer acting as an intern designer for Skidmore, Owings & Merrill LLP at their London office. He will be returning again next summer to SOM, the architecture firm responsible for One World Trade Center and Burj Khalifa, among many other iconic buildings.
While attending STS for Grades 7 to 12, Mark travelled to: England for the Round Square International Conference, Montreal for the Canadian Accredited Independent Schools Student Leadership Conference and Queensland, Australia with the STS exchange program. During his studies, he participated in the annual musicals and held a position as Prefect in his final year.
Mark has continued his passion from travel and leadership at USC by acting as the Chair of Social, Design, and Recruitment of his fraternity, Beta Theta Pi. After obtaining his license and sufficient experience, Mark plans to pursue his passion for both architecture and real estate by establishing a design and development firm in the hospitality industry.
Natalie Sykes ’08
Attending Columbia Law School in New York City
Natalie has competed on the Columbia European Law Moot Court team in Prague, Czech Republic and is currently working in International Arbitration in Hong Kong for the summer of 2015. She has been a consultant at Freedom House on both the Freedom of the World and Freedom of the Press reports.
Natalie attended the London School of Economics and earned a Master's in Human Rights. She also attended Georgetown University; School of Foreign Service. She has studied abroad in Paris, France and interned at the Canadian Embassy in Washington.
Having attended STS for Grades 7 to 12, Natalie played junior varsity volleyball, was a Prefect and took part in the Full IB Diploma.
Ashley Vogeli ’09
Currently at the University of Calgary completing her Master’s in Public Policy
Ashley is acting as the Executive Vice President of the 2015 MPP Cohort, volunteers with Calgary Reads and the Calgary Youth Employment Center while also working in Public Affairs at Ipsos Reid.
She attended Acadia University and studied politics and philosophy. During that time, Ashley completed an internship with the Federal government in Ottawa.
Ashley attended STS for Grades 10 to 12. She played volleyball, ran cross-country and track, was a Prefect and also participated in Model United Nations.
Connor Waterous ’10
Analyst at KKR in New York
Connor attended Harvard University and currently volunteers with Catholic Big Brothers and Sisters.
During his time at STS for Grades 4 to 12, Connor was a Prefect, was involved in Model United Nations and Round Square and also played on the golf team throughout.
Ian Whitestone ’11
Process Engineer at Cenovus Energy in Calgary
Ian is completing a one year internship before returning to school and attending Queen’s University to study Chemical Engineering.
Ian attended STS for Grades 4 to 12 and played on the basketball and volleyball teams.
He is also currently participating in the Toastmaster’s program.