Our staff members can be contacted directly using the information provided below. Alternatively, you may contact the club using our general email form on our contact page.
Kristeen DeGobbidirector member accounts & employee relations
Mairi MacDonaldsales & marketing coordinator
Stefka Droumevasenior accountant
Barb Hufsmithmanager of member services
Aaron Wilburdirector of hockey
Aaron joins the NSWC from the Northwest Giants where he served as Head Coach for the past one and a half seasons. Aaron’s coaching resume includes a BCHL championship as an assistant coach and recruiting coordinator with the Penticton Vees in 2008, a Keystone Cup (Western Canadian Championship) as head coach of the Richmond Sockeyes in 2013 and two years spent as the assistant coach of the UBC Mens Hockey program. In 2010, Aaron stepped down from UBC to found ‘The Coaches Site’, an online resource for hockey coaches and producers of TeamSnap Hockey Coaches Conference. He has also traveled extensively to China working on the development of grassroots hockey. In 2014 he produced a documentary on the growth of hockey in China in partnership with the Vancouver Canucks and has acted as the Canucks ambassador in China, overseeing Canucks hockey schools and development programs in China and Vancouver.
Bob McCuaigmanager of hockey administration
Bob has been working in the Hockey Faculty at North Shore Winter Club since February 2015. Bob has been involved in coaching at every level of Minor Hockey for the past 17 years working with teams ranging from Atom right through to Major Midget with the Vancouver North East Chiefs. For the past two seasons he has been the Head Coach of the North Vancouver Bantam A1 team.
Before joining NSWC Bob spent the past 10 years as Head of Athlete Development at Burnaby 8 Rinks as well as a Head Coach for the Hockey Canada Skills Academy out of Burnaby North. Through is work as a skills coach Bob has helped to develop players at every level from first time on ice 5 year olds to current professional players.
Emily Allenhockey administrator
Fabio Walkerdirector of tennis
- Texas Tech University Tennis Team Captain 1988 – 1992
- Canadian #1 Junior 1986 – 1988
- 4 Junior National Championship Titles
- Gold Medal 1989 Canada Games
- Competed for Canada and played internationally including French Open US Open and Wimbledon
- Head Tennis Pro at Richmond Country Club 1997 – 2012
- Prior to that, Head Pro at New Westminster Tennis Club and assistant Pro at West Vancouver Tennis Club and
- Nautilus Racquet and Fitness Club, Lubbock, Texas
Glenn Carnegietechnical advisor
Glenn has been the skills coach for the Vancouver Canucks since 2009. He will be bringing a wealth of experience and knowledge in the field of player development. Prior to joining the Canucks, Glenn was the strength & conditioning coach of the team’s AHL affiliate, the Manitoba Moose. A Winnipeg native, Glenn founded an on & off-ice development company following his playing career in Europe, and was instrumental in the development of several professional players from that area including Jonathan Toews (Chicago Blackhawks) and Travis Zajac (New Jersey Devils). In 2011, he was a member of the Canucks coaching staff that led the team to game of the Stanley Cup final.
Garth Prousedirector of fitness, fitness coach
Garth is an industry veteran with extensive expertise training private clients, coaching teams and teaching a variety of fitness classes. With over 20 years experience in the fitness industry, he has helped clients of all ages attain their maximum physical potential and overall health goals. Garth’s approach to strength and conditioning has helped enhance the performance of his varied clientele, not limited to but including: professional and youth athletes, children, teenagers, expecting mothers, business professionals and seniors.
Garth is a former member of Canada’s National rugby team, as well as a BC Junior A hockey alumni. His time in the BCHL with the New West Outlaws, Surrey Eagles and the Trail Smokeaters taught him resilience, discipline and patience, as did competing amongst some of the fittest in the world as one of the first Canadians to attend the Crossfit Games. Now retired from competitive sport, Garth carves out time to serve as head coach at the Capilano Rugby Club. His experience with high-level athletics lead him to develop a unique training method, focused on proper mechanics, balanced programming and encouraging clients to reach their desired levels of physical performance through safe and consistent progress.
As the Director of Fitness at The North Shore Winter Club, Garth oversees all of the Fitness Department’s operations providing leadership for team and group classes and personal training. Garth manages the strength & conditioning for hockey, tennis and swimming, whilst creating and coaching new class formats and generating a fantastic culture and environment for all fitness users.