Meet Our Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors, which oversees all Club matters and provides Club governance, is made up of dedicated Members like you!

To contact the Board of Directors directly, please email Your email will be directed to the appropriate committee for review to shape policy and inform feedback. Please note that this inbox is periodically reviewed.

Brendan Storey | Chair

Brendan is an Investment Advisor and Portfolio Manager at CIBC Wood Gundy. He has been at the Club since his parents joined in the early 90s, and loves the sense of community that the RGC creates. Along with his wife Kate and children Caroline (5) and Philip (2), Brendan and his family are avid users of many different facilities at the Club. Brendan looks forward to working with his fellow Board Members and all RGC Team Members.


Ross Swanson | Past Chair

Ross is a partner with Duncan Craig LLP and currently chairs the firm’s Business Solutions Practice Group. He practices Corporate and Commercial Law with an emphasis on acquisitions and divestitures, corporate finance, corporate reorganizations, and corporate governance. He has advised clients on asset and share acquisitions and dispositions, amalgamations, private equity financing, and general corporate and commercial transactions. Ross's clients have included both public and private companies, not-for-profit entities, and banks.

Ross is an active member and director of the Royal Glenora Club, past chair of the Canadian Bar Association National Business Law Subsection, treasurer of the Canadian Bar Association Tax Law Subsection (Alberta), and president of the University of Alberta Golden Bears and Pandas Tennis Alumni Association. He also serves as a member of the advisory board for a number of middle market private companies as well as a private equity firm. Ross is married to Stefania Valle and has two children, Julia (9) and Ethan (6).

John Patterson | Secretary 

In 2011, John retired as a senior financial executive after four decades in the private sector. John served as Treasurer of Capital Power, EPCOR, and ED TEL for various periods. His professional career focussed on treasury, corporate finance, and risk management. During his lengthy career, John negotiated many corporate and project financings, evaluated potential projects and acquisitions, prepared strategic financial plans, developed banking relationships, and developed cost-effective, comprehensive treasury functions. Since retiring, he has completed a number of consulting projects before becoming involved in RGC activities through the Finance & Audit Committee, Rink Redevelopment Committee, and subsequently its Board of Directors and Governance Committee. Currently, John also serves on the Board of Canterbury Foundation and its Finance and Redevelopment committees.  

John’s family joined the Royal Glenora Club when they moved to Alberta in 1990. For many years, John played badminton while his kids primarily used the fitness room to train for ski racing. John also met his wife, Dianne, at the Royal Glenora Club. She has been an active RGC Member since 1976.

John has always been active in the management of family sports activities. As Treasurer of both Rabbit Hill and Sunridge ski clubs, John redeveloped their accounting systems to provide better management information to club executive and members. Early on at the RGC, John served as Treasurer of the Badminton section committee and more recently the Bridge and Tennis section committees. On the Arena Redevelopment Committee, John was responsible for the financial evaluation of the various redevelopment alternatives.

For the last eight years, John has actively participated on the Finance & Audit Committee, including three years as Chair, during which time we significantly improved the financial information for management decision-making and consequently the Club’s financial position to the point of long-term cash flow sustainability. John is committed to the long-term success of the Royal Glenora Club as the Athletic and Social Club that people want to be a part of for life.

Kira Gregson | Treasurer 

Ms. Kira Gregson has been a Member of the Royal Glenora Club for 25 years. The last 6 years, Kira has volunteered on the Royal Glenora Club Finance & Audit Committee. Kira is also heavily involved in the financial forecasting associated with the proposed Redevelopment Project. Kira is a Vice President in the Deals group at PwC Canada. Kira is a Member with her husband, Reed, and two children Hudson (3 years) and Ford (8 months). 

Jake Burlet

Dr. Jake Burlet is a serial entrepreneur with broad experience in private and international business. Jake has co-founded and overseen the management of a number of Canadian private companies in a variety of business sectors. Areas of subject matter expertise include agribusiness, technology, and business development. Internationally, Dr. Burlet has extensive experience in the United States, Vietnam, China, Mexico, Europe, and South America. 
Dr. Burlet has served in an executive capacity for a number of industry professional organizations. Jake has broad board experience as a professional, accredited board director. Jake’s board experience ranges from small not-for-profits to large corporate entities with annual gross revenues in excess of $2 billion dollars.  Burlet has served on the Canadian advisory boards of two multi-national veterinary pharmaceutical companies, the University of Alberta Hospital Foundation (Edmonton), The Centre for Innovation Studies (Calgary), the Waskesiu Foundation (Waskesiu), the Royal Glenora Club (Edmonton), and serves on the Board of Directors for three privately held Canadian corporations. He has served as chair of numerous board committees as well as Board Chair on a number of occasions.
Dr. Burlet is an alumnus of the Western College of Veterinary Medicine, University of Saskatchewan, and has post graduate training from the Ontario Veterinary College, University of Guelph. He also holds a Masters of Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario and is a graduate of Rotman University’s Institute of Corporate Director program.  

William Milroy

Will Milroy, President of Eco Medical, has been a Member of the RGC since 1986. Will and his wife, Dr. Alana Miller, have a daughter named Ava. Will has been on the Board of Directors since 2011 including time as the Chair from 2013-2015, and as Vice Chair from 2012-2013. Will is currently the Chair of the Redevelopment Committee and a member of the Governance Committee. He was previously the Chair of the Sectional Committee from 2011-2012. Will is an exceptional badminton player having competed in the Commonwealth Games in 2002 and 2006, and taking the Championship in the Canadian Men’s Doubles Nationals in 2002 and from 2004 to 2009 as well as at the Canadian Mixed Doubles Nationals in 2003 and from 2005 to 2009. He also won Gold at the Pan Am Games in the Men’s Doubles category in 2007.

Sherry Robertson

For over 15 years, Sherry Robertson coached the Canadian National Synchronized Swim Team to podium performances at major International competitions including Pan American Games, Commonwealth Games, World Championships and the Olympic Games. Sherry is currently on the Board of Directors for the Coaching Association of Canada as well as a Session Member on the Canadian Olympic Committee.

As a Registered Dietitian as well as a Chartered Professional coach, Sherry has been providing nutritional counseling and presentations to National Teams and individual athletes in a variety of sports.  In 2013, Sherry was invited to be part of the FINA expert nutrition panel and was  the lead authors on the publication “Swimming & Nutrition” in the International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism. In April, 2016, Sherry attended the International Olympic Committee symposium and graduation ceremony in Lausanne, Switzerland, where she received her IOC Diploma in Sports Nutrition. Currently, she is collaborating on an international project and publication on Relative Energy Deficiency in sport (RED-S). 


Doug Kelly

Doug is semi-retired after spending over 40 years in the land development industry, primarily in Alberta. The main focus during his career was on residential land development where he was responsible for the development of over 20 neighbourhoods in Calgary and Edmonton, resulting in the production and sale of approximately 10,000 building sites for single and multi-family dwellings. In addition, Doug was responsible for the production and sale of over 400 acres of serviced industrial sites and several hundred thousand square feet of retail commercial development.

His employers included Melcor Developments in Edmonton and Calgary (1972-76), Markborough Properties Limited in Calgary and Toronto (1976-89), Stovan Development Ltd. Toronto (1990), UMA Group, Calgary (1991-94), and Carma Developers,(now Brookfield Residential) Edmonton (1994-2007).  Doug has extensive experience in land acquisition, the approval process, land planning, engineering, construction, and marketing.

In 2008 Doug embarked on writing a book on the history of the land development industry in Alberta, entitled: “$100,000 AN ACRE”.  His book features stories of the entrepreneurs of the industry from post WWII to the 1980’s. His latest book, “$200,000 AN ACRE” features stories of Albertans who have built our neigbourhoods from the 1980’s to present day.

In 2013 Doug pioneered the development of ‘skinny homes’ on 25’ lots in Edmonton’s mature neighbourhoods by challenging the existing bylaw at the time. He has since been involved in the successful development of over 20 infill housing units.
Doug has always played an active role in the Urban Development Institute where he has been Chair of the Calgary Chapter, Chair of the Edmonton Chapter and President of the Alberta Division, the only member to have held all three spots. In 2010 he became an honorary life member.

Doug and his wife, Lindsay, live in Edmonton. They have four children and two grandchildren.