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Evie Koop Sawatzky

Evie Koop

Evie Koop Sawatzky

Birthdate: November 12, 1982
Family: Husband and 4 children with one more on the way.
Education: Caronport High School, Briercrest College and Seminary, The American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York, Studied Opera at University of Manitoba.

Evie Koop Sawatzky's Theatre experience started at a young age, from helping her mother, Ruth Koop in the Music department in Caronport Caronport to being the Artistic Director/co-founder at RuBarb Productions and founding the RuBarb School of the Performing Arts set to open in August 2014.

Her love for Theatre only grew more when she expanded her studies, starting in small town Saskatchewan, Caronport all the way to the New York. Evie has worked with big names in the industry including teachers straight out of the Metropolitan Opera. Her parents have made a huge impact in Evie's success by teaching her the value of community and volunteer work. As for Evie's husband, Jeffrey Allan Sawatzky he is very involved in her career having recorded the CD “Fields of Gold” together, the two continue to perform with their orchestra.

Patrick Boyle

Patrick Boyle

Patrick Boyle

Birth Date: September 16th, 1983
Family: Patrick and his wife Alyssa have three children, Jackson (4), Annabelle (3) and Rosalie (2)
Education: Central Collegiate Graduate, a diploma in Broadcast News from the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology, and a degree of Communications and a minor in Film Studies from the University of Calgary.

Aside from leading a busy life as a husband and father of three and being a member on Moose Jaw's City Council, Patrick Boyle has deep roots in the Friendly City having grown up just outside the city limits. Patrick has previously worked in Media and has since transitioned into the communications sector. He is currently the Manager of Corporate Communications for the Water Security Agency.

Tyler Simpson

Tyler Simpson

Tyler Simpson

Birth Date: June 5, 1978
Family: Three children: Austin (15), Mac (8), Addison (6)
Education: Diploma in Agriculture from the University of Saskatchewan

Simpson Seeds began in 1979, a year after Tyler was born. Starting out as a family seed cleaning plant, Simpson Seeds is now a buyer, processor, marketer and exporter of specialty crops worldwide. Tyler has worked with Simpson Seeds for over twelve years, he started as a kid working summers and is currently Director of Operations for Simpson seeds.

Ryan Gottselig

Ryan Gottselig

Ryan Gottselig

Birth Date: March 4th, 1983
Family: Ryan and his wife, Terra have two children Kinlee(3), Brea (1)
Education: Graduated from Peacock Collegiate, Canadian Personal Trainer Certification , Bachelor of Science and kinesiology and an Education Bachelor at the University of Saskatchewan.

After contributing 5 years to the University of Saskatchewan's football team, Ryan was then drafted to the Saskatchewan Roughriders before pursuing his education career. In 2010, Ryan and another All-Canadian Football Player, David Stevens started “Ignite Athletic Conditioning”. A Year later, Ryan returned home to Moose Jaw to expand the business and establish “Ignite Moose Jaw”. Not only is he currently shaping young minds at Vanier Collegiate, he is also still training athletes in and around the Moose Jaw area.

Dane Lang

Dane Lang

Dane Lang

Birth Date: June 14, 1974
Family: Dean and his wife, Penny have two daughters; Alexis(13) and Trista(11)
Education: Graduated High School From Balcarres School

As a kid, Dean Lang always had a passion for trucks and once he arrived to Moose Jaw with the intention of taking post secondary education, he then moved to Gibson Livestock. Dean has worked with the company since the early 90's then in 2000 he purchased the company from his father in law and has essentially doubled in size since then. In 2011 he and his business partner, Mike Bertossa formed Hardline Transport Solutions which is now a sister company to Gibson International Carriers.

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