Our Team

Meet the Team

With a passion for science, agriculture, and environmental sustainability, our team is dedicated to providing high-quality research and resources to Lakeland farmers. Our team works tirelessly so local producers have access to unbiased, regional information, research and extension that can be applied to their operation.


Alyssa Krawchuk

B.Sc. Ag, P.Ag.

Executive Director


Kellie Nichiporik

B.Sc. Ag, P.Ag

Environmental Program Manager

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Charlene Rachynski

Office Administrator


Dustin Roth

Dipl. (Agr)

Research Technician


Amanda Mathiot

Dipl. (Agr)

Cropping Program Manager

Meet our Board of Directors

LARA would not exist without the expertise and dedication of our Board of Directors. Thank you to them for their generosity and hard work.


Wanda Austin


Lac La Biche County

Jay Cory


Lakeland Forage Association

Murray Scott


MD of Bonnyville


Nick Kunec

MD of Bonnyville

Kevin Wirsta

County of St. Paul

Sterling Johnson

Lac La Biche County

Colette Borgun

Lac La Biche County

Don Slipchuk

MD of Bonnyville

Philip Amyotte

County of St. Paul

Patrick Elsen

County of St. Paul

Barb Shapka

Smoky Lake County

Charlie Leskiw

Smoky Lake County

Louis Dechaine

County of St. Paul

Laurier Bourassa

Lac La Biche County

Josh Crick

MD of Bonnyville

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