Meet the Board

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BRENNA PLADSEN (they/them)

Brenna is a visual communicator with experience in museums and libraries.
Their art practice blends poetry, illustration, and philatelic.
MAK FISHER (he/him)
Mak was born and raised in southern Alberta. He has a bachelors in Business Administration, majoring in Accounting and is currently in the process of attaining his Masters in Accounting and CPA designation. He is a proud transgender man with a strong understanding of his vast lived experiences. He is a passionate advocate for all things mental health and equality. Mak enjoys spending his time in the gym, lost in nature, obsessing over music, or cuddling with his niece and nephews.
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Alisha is a born and raised Albertan who recently graduated from the University of Calgary. She now works in the financial industry with communities who are underrepresented in this sector. Her free time is spent beading, hiking and catering to every need of her cat, Oreo and dog, Bella.
Darrel started working with Outlink as a mentor. He really enjoyed the mentorship program and wanted to continue working with Outlink. He works at a software company in the data integrations space and is a co-chair on the Inclusion committee. Outside of work, he likes to spend time outside with my dog Brocket and/or with a book. He also volunteers on his condo board and is currently treasurer. Everyday he aims to be his authentic self, share experiences, and support others.
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BRYON (he/him)
Bryon has been involved with the 2SLGBTQ+ community in Calgary for 30+ years. He is on the board to continue this work. He is excited to have the
honor, challenge, responsibility of understanding how everything works, working together as a team to accomplish the organization's goals. You might have seen him at various events around the city. Volunteering has helped him on his own mental health journey. By volunteering, he was giving himself his voice back. His thoughts and ideas are used at various organizations. He wants to contribute all of his skills and knowledge to a greater use.
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Derrick has a Master of Advanced Studies in Peace & Conflict Transformation and a Bachelors in Philosophy. He believes that this background equips him to deconstruct the secrets of the universe, while his husband often jokes that it just equips him to win arguments.
Derrick is a proud dog-dad to two beagles, a believer in the power of volunteers, and a supporter of workers' right to unionize, Derrick lives his life out and proud, bringing a sense of humour and style to everything he does.
KAT MYNOTT (she/her)


Kat’s professional background has primarily highlighted 2SLGBTQIA+ Peer Facilitation, Addiction Rehabilitation, as well as Corporate and Family Law. Her lived experiences have had some colourful moments, that bring diverse knowledge, perspectives, and skill sets in areas of addictions, mental health, domestic violence, homelessness, sex work, and parenting.
LILY HOU (she/they)


Lily is currently a Master's student in Anthropology at the University of Calgary, with a Bachelor's in Zoology. Growing up as a queer first generation Chinese-Canadian, she strives to work with programs and organizations that ensure intersectional representation and support. When they're not looking at fossils, they enjoy reading, making miniature crafts, and playing video games.
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Taurick has been involved in the 2SLGBTQ+ community volunteering with and being a member of various organizations in Calgary, Edmonton, and Australia. He is a professional engineer with a background in project management, design, and construction. Taurick is passionate about volunteering, mentorship, helping others, and giving back to the community.


Tereasa is a writer, historian and consultant based in Alberta. She has a very un-secret life as a poet, creative non-fiction writer, and playwright. Her upcoming book is on the history of the 2SLGTBQ+ community in Canada as a form of advocacy and social justice. Previously a member of Calgary's Queer History Project, the team received an honourable mention for the Governor General Award for History in 2016, and won the 2018 Lion Awards Winners Advocacy and Awareness – Group for the play "Legislating Love: The Everett Klippert Story." Tereasa is so excited to be a part of the dynamic and passionate team at Outlink.

Meet the Staff

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Director of Operations & Development
Manager of Volunteers & Programming
Community Engagement Coordinator
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Kathryn is a recent graduate from the University of Calgary with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in sociology. Through her current professional and volunteer experiences in the healthcare sector, Kathryn hopes to one day serve as a public health professional to continue advocating for the mental, physical and social health of Canadians. In her free time Kathryn enjoys hiking, bingeing Netflix, and trying out new restaurants across Calgary!