CANDACE KRUK
CANDACE KRUK
Accountant, Resident Director
Candace Kruk and her husband Justin moved into The Orchards in 2013. They welcomed their baby girl Wrenne in January 2021. They absolutely love the community! Candace is serving her fifth term as a Resident Director.

Candace and her husband launched Skinny Tax & Accounting in 2015. Their goal was to treat clients like family and help them to achieve their goals through strategy, investment and implementation. Whether you need customized bookkeeping or help with your personal returns, Candace is an energetic and enthusiastic problem-solving machine who will still take the time to get to know you. Candace believes your relationship with your accountant should be like a friendship; rooted in open and honest communication. Her many years of experience have allowed her to create a network of like-minded professionals that she can draw on as she works for her clients.

Skinny Tax is a proud sponsor of The Orchards Resident Associaton. As Candace’s business grows within the community, she is revelling in the unique opportunity to get to know her neighbours on a deeper level; sharing their opinions and challenges, while getting to learn about their lives. Candace strives to support and help grow her community by connecting people and supporting other businesses.

On the rare occasion when she does step away from work, she enjoys travelling, camping and gardening. She also has a passion for design, which you’ll clearly see when you visit the SkinnyTax office!
SHARMON SMITH
SHARMON SMITH
General Manager
I moved from Millwoods to the Orchards in December of 2020. My husband and I have 6 adult sons and are currently raising our 9 year old grandson.

When we saw what the Orchards community had to offer, we were very excited to move here. I grew up on a farm near a very small town in Alberta where everyone knew everyone. When I moved to Edmonton it was a very big adjustment. Moving to the
Orchards has returned me to that feeling of “knowing everyone.”

The ORA is great for giving neighbours a chance to get to know each other and I am excited to be on the Board of Directors helping build our community.

During the summer, you will rarely see me as I am the General Manager of a resort property by Jasper (Jasper Gates Resort & RV). We close for winter in October so I am involved in Orchards activities as
much as possible from Oct-May.

I look forward to getting to know more of my community and to serving on the Board of the ORA.
LINDSEY MACDERMOTT
LINDSEY MACDERMOTT
Resident Director
My name is Lindsey MacDermott and my family and I moved into the Orchards in 2019 form BC. We were drawn to the amenities of the ORA and the community culture.

We enjoy participating in the resident events and you can often find us skating through the winter. I enjoy crafting, a warm coffee, and you might see me running the paths early in the morning.

I love the strong sense of community this neighbourhood has and I hope I can continue to build that spirit during my time on the board.
MARK FIFE
MARK FIFE
Supervisor – Land Agents
Mark, the newest resident director of the Orchards community association, is determined to make a positive impact in his new neighborhood. Having recently moved into the area, Mark is enthusiastic about engaging with the community and creating meaningful connections. He has been impressed by the warm and welcoming nature of the residents he has already met, and he is eager to contribute to the growth and development of the Orchards community. With his wife and their young children by his side, Mark sees this as an opportunity to create a vibrant and inclusive environment where his children can thrive.
Mark is actively seeking ways to engage the community and foster a sense of belonging. He understands the importance of organizing events and activities that bring people together, creating opportunities for neighbors to connect and build relationships. Mark believes that a strong community is built on collaboration and shared experiences, and he is excited to bring his ideas and enthusiasm to the table.
Mark’s passion for his new home extends beyond his personal interests. He recognizes the potential for growth and improvement within the Orchards community and is committed to making a lasting impact. Mark understands that a thriving neighborhood relies on the collective efforts of its residents, and he is determined to inspire others to get involved. By fostering a spirit of unity and encouraging active participation, Mark aims to create a place that his young family and all residents can proudly call home.
In his spare time Mark enjoys traveling with his family, working in his yard, and playing basketball. Mark has lived in the south side of Edmonton his whole life and is proud to be raising his family here.
ROBYN ANDRISHAK
ROBYN ANDRISHAK
Professional Engineer

Robyn has been serving the RA as a Resident Director since 2017 and brings many years of experience serving on a variety of community and industry non-profit boards. Robyn is a Professional Engineer for an Edmonton-based consulting engineering firm specializing in water resources consulting.


Robyn enjoys attending community events at the Clubhouse with his kids and sharing feedback with RA staff to improve the value of Orchards membership for everyone.
PETER TSOUKALAS
PETER TSOUKALAS
President, Brookfield Director
STEPHEN MUSSELWHITE
STEPHEN MUSSELWHITE
Secretary, Brookfield Director
CHRISTINE PALMER
CHRISTINE PALMER
Treasurer, Brookfield Director
ARVIN GUILLERMO
ARVIN GUILLERMO
Realtor

My name is Arvin Guillermo, and I am truly humbled to have been elected to join the board of directors for our homeowners’ association. Since 2017, I have been a proud resident of the Orchards community, and I cannot express enough how much joy and fulfillment it has brought to my family’s life. Now, it is my sincere desire to give back and contribute to the community that has given us so much.

With my background as a licensed real estate agent in Alberta, I bring a unique perspective to the board. I have spent years helping people buy and sell properties, and I understand the importance of maintaining a well-functioning and harmonious community. I believe that effective communication, collaboration, and a shared vision are crucial for creating a thriving neighborhood, and I am committed to working towards these goals.

I am a proud Alberta boy with Filipino-Canadian roots, and my cultural heritage is deeply intertwined with my identity. I firmly believe that embracing diversity and appreciating the different cultures within our community enriches the tapestry of our collective experience. I am a firm believer in the power of connections and building meaningful relationships. Engaging in conversations with fellow residents, participating in community events, and extending a helping hand are all ways in which I strive to foster unity and a sense of belonging. Hearing the stories and experiences of individuals from various backgrounds fills me with inspiration and fuels my commitment to creating a vibrant and inclusive community.

When I’m not working, you might find me dancing salsa with my wife or on the golf course enjoying a round with friends and clients. I’m also happily married and consider myself a proud dog dad, which feeds my desire to create a safe and welcoming environment for all families, including our furry friends.

In my role as a board member, I am committed to actively listening to your concerns and ideas, advocating for your needs, and collaborating with fellow board members to address challenges that arise. Together, we can create a nurturing environment that cultivates a strong sense of belonging and caters to the diverse needs of our residents. I am grateful for the trust you have placed in me to serve our community. I am genuinely excited about the opportunities that lie ahead, and I am eager to work hand in hand with my fellow board members to make Orchards an even more vibrant and thriving place we are proud to call home.


Thanks,

Arvin Guillermo
Mozaic Realty
780-777-3690
ANUPAMA DESHPANDE
ANUPAMA DESHPANDE
Administrative Assistant