Tanis Chalmers

Marketing Strategist

Manitoba Agriculture – Industry Development

Tanis Chalmers is currently a Marketing Strategist for Manitoba Agriculture. She focuses on creating and implementing marketing strategies that foster economic development opportunities in the Agri-food sector. Tanis has spent the past two decades fostering growth for rural communities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan through economic development. Tanis is inspired by planning, partnerships, positivity. These three things create passion in a project for her! Tanis is happily married to her husband of 20yrs and has two teenage children. She loves to spend time traveling, crafting, golfing, and eating delicious local food!


Maureen Kinnear

VP of Technology


Maureen Kinnear is the Vice-President of Technology Development & Services and is responsible for leading information technology sustainment and growth at G3. Maureen has more than 20 years of IT experience in software development, infrastructure engineering, risk management and strategy. She began her career as a co-op student at ExxonMobil and progressed to senior roles with her last appointment there as chief of staff to the company’s Chief Information Officer. Maureen joined G3 in 2020. Maureen holds a Master of Business Administration, Bachelor of Science in Computer Science, and Bachelor of Education.

Don MacDonald

Don MacDonald

VP of Operations


Don MacDonald is the Vice-President of Operations at G3, responsible for the operation of all country elevators and port terminals.

Don began his career in the Manitoba Pool Elevators country division in 1978 and spent the last 40 years in the Canadian ag industry with various companies. Don was President and CEO of Mission Terminals before joining the newly formed G3 as VP of Operations in 2015.

Don holds a Bachelor of Science in Agriculture from University of Manitoba.


Rhett Hawkins



Rhett Hawkins’ is President of Kahntact, a full-service agriculture and food marketing solutions company. Hawkins has been an owner in two agencies, spent time on the client-side with Bayer CropScience, and also worked on media side with Farm Journal Media.


Linda Parry

Director, Client Services

Bark Communications

At Bark, Linda is the Director of Client Services, but that doesn’t come close to describing all her skills. Besides having client responsibility, Linda is the go-to person when buying media or needing to get something produced. From getting teddy bears made, to giant pigs, to large catalogs, Linda has handled it all.  After work, Linda jumps in her car and takes off. When not needed around here, Linda travels: back home to the Niagara area, to various friends across the province, or once a year off across the pond.


Teresa Falk

Marketing Manager – Canadian Farm


Teresa Falk grew up on a grain and cattle farm in Manitoba and is a proud Prairie farm girl. Her over 15-year career in agri-marketing and communications has taken her across the Canadian Prairie provinces where she has gained valuable industry experience working with a crop input supplier, Ag retailer, producer association and farm equipment manufacturers. Teresa enjoys connecting with other agri-marketers and communicators, and volunteering for important Ag causes like Agriculture in the Classroom. When she’s not at work, Teresa can be found getting her hands dirty in the garden, teeing off at the golf course or riding her Cruiser bike.


Crystal Steeves

Student Advising Officer

Olds College

Crystal is passionate about communications at post-secondary institutions. Wielding a Master’s degree in Communications and Technology from the University of Alberta, her career journey has been a testament to the transformative potential of effective communication.

Crystal has led the communications and marketing teams at the University of Alberta and Northern Lights College, as well been the editor-in-chief of an award-winning national magazine focused on international aid and humanitarian development. Working in these diverse landscapes, Crystal honed her ability to convey complex issues with clarity and conviction. This experience has equipped her with a unique perspective on the interconnectedness of global challenges and the critical role that agriculture plays in addressing them.

As the Director of Marketing and Communications at Olds College of Agriculture & Technology, Crystal gives voice to the intersection of agriculture, innovation, and environmental sustainability. Today, Crystal is dedicated to reshaping the narrative around agriculture, steering it away from outdated stereotypes and towards a vision of modernity, innovation, and sustainability.

Through her work, she seeks to inspire the next generation of agricultural leaders to embrace technology, innovation, and environmental stewardship as fundamental pillars of their practice.


Joy Galloway-Jones

Senior Instructor/Manager, WIL Programs, Educational Change Facilitator & WUSC Advisor and Cross Country Coach

Dalhousie University

Joy Galloway-Jones has been at the Faculty of Agriculture, Dalhousie University (formerly NSAC) in Truro, NS for the past 14 years in a variety of roles.  She is currently a senior instructor and teaches the internship courses for the faculty. She holds a Master’s in education degree, a Bachelor’s in Life Science, and has had several courses in Adult Education.  No stranger to agricultural, she learned to drive on a very old John Deer tractor.  Additionally, she is the cross country coach for the AC, and enjoys being part of the campus community.