Our People

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Diane Anderson
Office Manager

Diane began with SVF in 1995 as our Receptionist / Customer Service Rep.  She now focuses more of her time on Inventory, Human Resource and assisting our Accountant with the books.  When not at work, Diane enjoys teaching Sunday School and spending time with her GIANT breed dogs (Ripley & Vader).

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Rick Bilobroka
Shop Foreman Cell Phone: 780-909-0303

Richard (Rick) started working for SVF as a Shop Technician in the Spring of 2014. Rick has an extensive agricultural background and decades of farm field management expertise. He also has mechanical and welding experience and operates a variety of farm equipment and semi-trucks. Rick loves spending time with his wife (Cora), daughter (Rachel) and son-in-law (Justin). Rick also enjoys creating metal art sculptures and going hunting and fishing.

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Taylor Bokenfohr

Taylor began working with SVF in 2013 as a summer student and was hired on full-time in the Fall of 2017. In 2017 she graduated from Olds College with an Applied Science degree, majoring in Agribusiness. Taylor loves spending her free time helping her Dad on the farm, camping, hunting, playing ringette, and riding her street-bike. She has also been excited to take up a new hobby, mountain sledding!

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Amy Crozier
Agronomist Cell Phone: 780-803-2826

Amy was recruited by the SVF agronomy team in the winter of 2016  from Namao. She is a Certified Crop Advisor, a member of the Institute of Agrologists and has completed a BSc of Environmental Science from the University of Alberta. Previously, she has worked in various agronomy roles with Cargill Ltd and Dupont Pioneer. Amy is passionate about agriculture and helping farmers reach their goals. When not at work, Amy loves spending time with her husband, Jason, and her children, Jett and Autumn. She enjoys traveling, golfing and gardening.

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Nicole Gough

Nicole joined the SVF team in May 2019, she has been working in accounting for the last 21 years and lives in the Legal area. She likes spending time with her family and watching her children play organized sports. She also enjoys very sunny vacations to Mexico.

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Jim Hills
Service Technician
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Kaela Hoff
Business Agronomist

Kaela grew up on a certified seed farm in Gleichen, AB which began her career in agriculture. She graduated from Olds College with a Agricultural Management Diploma, and will be completing her Bachelor of Applied Science majoring in Agribusiness in the spring of 2020. Kaela enjoy spending time in the outdoors, both in the prairies and the mountains, playing music, and spending lots of time with family and friends.

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Mike Krogen
Safety & Licensing Coordinator

Mike worked at SVF from 1991-1996 as a yard hand, then again as a driver in the fall of 2014, and is currently working as the Plant Operations Manager since the spring of 2015. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Heather, and their kids: Holly, Joel, Josie, and Jared. He also enjoys skiing and fly-fishing when he gets a spare moment.

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Cory Laird
Assistant General Manager / Agronomist Cell Phone: 780-908-7507

Cory started working at SVF in 2006 as a seasonal employee while attending University. In the spring of 2012, Cory became a full time agronomist and account manager. His education background includes a Bachelor of Commerce degree and Crop Technology diploma. When not in the field checking on crops he is helping out in the office. Cory also handles dispatching the dry and liquid fertilizer delivery and custom application services. In 2015, he was promoted to assistant general manager. Cory will continue working as an agronomist but his focus is now on supporting both our customers and staff members. When not at work, Cory enjoys spending time with his wife, Victoria, daughters, Elizabeth and Julianna, and son, Emmett. He also enjoys golfing, waterskiing, snowmobiling with his Dad, and is an avid Nascar fan.

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Doug Laird
General Manager Cell Phone: 780-777-3714

Doug’s first year with SVF was in 1980, working part-time as a custom operator. His dedication to SVF is displayed through his long hours and strong desire to please both customers and staff members.

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Larry Laird
Owner & President

Larry founded Sturgeon Valley Fertilizers. Although he is no longer a regular in the office, Larry continues giving great advice and support to both our staff and customers.

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Kent Lamoureux
Senior Agronomist Cell Phone: 780-777-8743

Since 1989 Kent has played a major role in developing the SVF agronomy team. His passion for agriculture is apparent throughout his work and he displays a much diversified range of agronomic knowledge. Among his accomplishments is a diploma from Olds College and a Certified Crop Advisor status. When not at work, Kent enjoys spending time with his family.

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Holly McCourt
Office Administrator

Holly McCourt started working as a Seasonal Office Assistant in 2016 and she was hired as a full-time Office Administrator during the summer of 2019. In her spare time, she likes to travel, do crafty projects, and spend time with her husband, Jordan, and their dog, Luna.

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Andre Montpetit
Branch Manager Cell Phone: 780-293-1201

Since 1992, Andre has worked all facets of the business, starting as a labourer/operator, and ending up as branch manager. Andre has a diploma from Olds College and he also has his Certified Crop Advisor status.

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Brad Murray
Service Technician

Brad started with SVF in October 2017 as a service technician. Prior to working at SVF, he spent four and a half years in the Canadian Armed Forces as a vehicle technician. In his spare time he likes to go to the gym and spend time with his wife, Jasmine, and his son, Eli.

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Herb Otto
NH3 Dispatcher

Herb has have lived in the Legal area for  the past 28 years. He enjoys spending time on his acreage with his wife and two sons. They enjoy going camping and fishing and spending time outdoors. Herb also enjoys spend time quadding, snowmobiling and working on vehicles.

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Mark Paquette
Custom Applicator / Driver

Mark started part-time with SVF in the spring of 2011. Shortly after, he became a full-time employee. Mark was born and raised on a farm in Calahoo. When Mark is not at work, he likes working on his trucks.

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Darcy Pelletier
Shop Electrician Cell Phone: 780-907-5067

Darcy came back to the SVF team in 2011. He is the main electrician on site. Darcy also farms just outside of Legal where he lives with his wife and two daughters.

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Kimberly Rattai
Human Resources Manager

Kimberly started with Sturgeon Valley Fertilizers fall 2019. She finished the Human Resource Management program at MacEwan University, in the spring of 2019, and is excited in starting her career with SVF. When she is not working she enjoys spending time outdoors with her two daughters, Ella and Kensington and her husband Matt.

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Shelby Reid
Agronomist Cell Phone: 780-243-0108

Shelby joined SVF in fall of 2015. She grew up in Red Deer and worked for Crop Production Services as a field scout in Penhold for two summers before completing her Bachelor of Science in Environmental Sciences at the University of Alberta. She worked for a year and a half at an environmental consulting firm out of Edmonton before deciding agriculture was where she wanted to be. In her spare time she enjoys camping, hunting, hiking, hanging out with her dogs and watching all kinds of sports.

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Tim Scott
Plant Operations Manager Cell Phone: 780-224-0093

Tim joined Sturgeon Valley Fertilizers in the Spring of 2015. He lives with his lovely wife, Sara, daughter, Rachel & sons, Zeke & Titus. Tim likes to spend his time in the mountains or with his family and friends.

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Angela Stetson
Chartered Accountant

1995 was Angela’s first year at SVF and she continues to provide us with her accounting expertise. You will see her in our office mostly during late summer, as she prepares our books for year-end.

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Adele Walsh
Accounts Payable

Adele joined SVF in the fall of 2007. Adele grew up on a mixed farm near Legal. She then pursued a diploma in Ag- Business at Lakeland College. She enjoys assisting farmers with any of their agricultural concerns.

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Jarid Wulff
Plant Operations Assistant

Jarid began working with SVF in January 2019. He has an applied degree in Environmental Science. He enjoys spending time with his wife, Samantha. He has a passion for hockey and the great outdoors.