Ginette Macisaac, Jessica Willemsen, Tayna Gray, Simone Marler, Nicollette Stanley, Anita Spence,
Ginette Macisaac is the In-Situ Oil Sands Thermal Technology operations manager and mother of two.
Anita Spence is the Quest Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) project manager, a mother of three and grandmother of two.
Simone Marler is the tour manager and communications manager at the Muskeg River Mine and the mother of two grown children.
Nicolette Stanley is an environmental coordinator and is expecting her first child.
Tanya Gray is the Safety and Emergency Response manager at the Scotford Upgrader and mom to a 3-year-old son.
Jessica Willemsen is the Mine Shop manager at Shell’s Jackpine Mine and mother of two.
These days, it’s virtually impossible to claim ignorance when it comes to our energy crisis. While all forms of energy are needed to meet worldwide demand (natural gas, coal, renewables — including biofuels — and nuclear), oil is a crucial component of a long-term solution. Alberta sits upon proven reserves of 170 billion barrels of oil and Shell is working to responsibly extract these reserves — with the help of some very talented and dedicated moms. These women bring unique skill sets to this male-dominated industry, proving that there is no frontier a mom can’t conquer.
People, Places and Pastimes attempts to offer differing opinions on all kinds of subjects from all types of people in a way that will challenge our perceptions and help us to better understand our differences, while drawing us closer together as responsible individuals.