Senior Management

Geoff Olson

Geoff has been leading the organization since 2005. In that time, he has supported housing projects in the city and served in a board leadership role with the Alberta Public Housing Administrators Association and Alberta Seniors Communities & Housing Associations. His background of over 20 years of non-profit management has ensured his commitment to focusing on the resident as the most important asset. He is an avid amateur photographer, hiker and mountain biker.
Geoff is known for his love of adventure and change.

“Bridges Community Living is about making sure we all have a place to call home.  It is the most important element to a person’s well-being that our community can provide.”

Kim Aucoin

Kim Aucoin

Office Manager

Kim joined the Bridges Community Living team in 2007 after wanting a change of pace from the Oil & Gas sector. Bringing her knowledge of operational and executive experience, Kim excels at the customer service aspect in her role as Office Manager on the team. Kim also holds her Human Resource Certificate and is our Human Resources department lead, managing the OH&S program, and Claims Management. Kim is proud to be a part of the nonprofit sector and as part of the BCL family.

“It is a pleasure to work with people in an organization where they truly care about each other and the residents that they serve!”

Lydia Whyte

Lydia Whyte

Lodge Manager

Lydia is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the lodge community. She ensures the provision of high-quality care and service, management, supervision and execution of business strategies, plans, and programs. She develops and monitors lodge community management and frontline staff. She also oversees the annual operating budget and supports the marketing plans in the promotion of Bridges Community Living lifestyles and the lodge community towards favorable occupancy.

Diane Goodwin

Diane Goodwin

Recreation Manager

Diane has been working with seniors in the recreation field for 30 years, delivering a wide range of various general and therapeutic programs. Graduating from Red Deer College with a diploma in Rehabilitation Services in 1991, in which she received an award for commitment and dedication, Diane is well known in the running community in the city of Red Deer for volunteering with the Woody’s RV Marathon, Red Deer Runners Club, and Harvest Run for over 20 years. Diane enjoys hiking, running, swimming, cycling, and her newest sport Fit Body Bootcamp.

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop playing” -George Bernard Shaw

Karmen Megill

Karmen Megill

Lodge Manager

Karmen comes to the Bridges Community Living team via the private sector where she enjoyed a long career with an Alberta based service company. Joining in 2018 as Lodge Manager, she is enjoying the challenges and rewards that come with working in the non-profit sector. After graduating from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology her focus was on helping people and feels that she is able to do that with the BCL team. Karmen is confident this team has the skills needed to help our residents live their best lives, and cannot wait to see where the future takes us.

Thea Mawbey

Maintenance Manager

Thea joined Bridges Community Living in 2006 after a 20-year career in the restaurant industry. Her knowledge and background in operations and customer service transferred well into her role as the Pines Lodge and Supportive Living Manager. Thea spent 9 years at the Pines and in January of 2015 took over as the Maintenance Manager. In her role as Maintenance Manager, Thea oversees the maintenance team of six and the housekeeping team of three, all of whom are proud to look after our buildings and serve our residents on a daily basis. Thea and her team take great pride in the work they do and strive to keep our residents well taken care of.

“My favorite part of working for Bridges Community Living is the people I get to work with and the residents I get to serve. They are the reason I enjoy each and every day.