Meet the Craft Judges

Kelly Jubenvill

Kelly Jubenvill

When she’s not providing creative project and marketing consulting, Kelly Jubenvill invests her time back into teams and communities in Calgary. One of her most rewarding teams is the Maker Market of the Calgary Stampede, for which she is the vice chair. Now in its third year, the market is bringing the amazing talents of Alberta Makers to the attention of local, national and international visitors.

She is also the Chair of “Your Brain on Art,” an annual Fundraiser for the Branch Out Neurological Foundation. This gives her a chance to exercise her love of brainy puns and bring together neuroscientists and artists to translate alternative brain research through art.

Jubenvill also volunteers with Homestart of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Calgary, where she gets to be a “maker” with crayons, blocks and play dough, as well as offer parent-to-parent support. She’s also proud to be a director of Swim Alberta and Direct MS.

Photograph courtesy of Kelly Jubenvill

Melanie Love

Melanie Love

Melanie Love volunteers as the vice chair of Calgary Stampede’s Western Showcase Creative Arts & Crafts sub-committee. In June 2016, she led a team to pitch the idea for a craft market at the Calgary Stampede, resulting in the launch of the Maker Market in July 2017. The volunteers of the Maker Market showcase local maker talent to the 700,000+ people who come through the BMO Centre each Stampede.

Love is also a SheEO Activator, supporting Canadian women-led businesses with capital, customers and advice. She’s also a fashion entrepreneur (founder of Front Room, a women’s clothing line) and is trying to kick a renovation habit.

Photograph by Grant McAvoy – Image Werx Photography

Jessie Radies

Jessie Radies

 

Jessie Radies, director, agriculture for Edmonton Northlands, has built a reputation as an entrepreneurial, innovative and creative leader and a compelling advocate for local food and independent business. She has over 30 years of restaurant experience and 10 years of community development experience. Currently Radies is working with Edmonton Northlands to increase the scope and scale of agriculture and food programs.

She was recognized as a Women of Vision in 2008. Radies is also a BALLE Fellow, which has resulted in her actively collaborating with international thought leaders on Community Economic Development programs, processes and economic policy issues.

Photograph by Dale MacMillan