Ben Roberts joined The AIM Program board of directors in 2013. Ben has worked at Saskatoon Motor Products for 14 years and is a 7 year member of the General Motors Sales Marketing Guild. He and his wife, Kristine, have two young children: Curren, their son who is 5 and has Down syndrome, and Hadley who is Curren’s 2 year old sister. Ben spends his free time taking Curren to Saskatoon Blades and Saskatchewan Roughrider games. Ben is also a member of Down But Not Out, a group for families of children with Down syndrome, and is involved as a mentor for parents of children with Down syndrome.
Ben Bergermann joined the AIM Board of Directors in 2014. He grew up in Humboldt where he enjoyed playing hockey and helping on the family farm. He passed his Chartered Accountant Uniform Final Examination in 2013. Prior to this Ben obtained his Masters of Professional accounting from the University of Saskatchewan. He is currently a Chartered Accountant with Virtus Group LLP in Saskatoon. He is also a member of the Saskatoon Kinsmen Club where he volunteers his time to give back to the community. Ben spends his spare time playing a variety of sports and loves traveling. He has been to Germany, Italy, Croatia, Scotland, Czech Republic, Jamaica and Thailand.
Earl Scott has been the Head Golf Professional for the last ten years at Riverside Country Club in Saskatoon, SK. Prior to Earl’s time at Riverside, Earl was the Head Professional/Manager of the Silverwood Golf Course in Saskatoon. Earl is involved with the Vipond Golf tournament which raises funds for Cosmopolitan Industries, who work to enhance the life experiences of intellectually challenged individuals. Earl is on the committee of the Jim Underhill Memorial Golf tournament which raises funds in his memory for the Saskatoon Community Foundation. He has been a past board member and President of the Professional Golfers Association of Saskatchewan and served as Regional coach for the Royal Canadian Golf Association. Earl has also been named Professional of the Year and Teacher of the Year by his peers. He is very passionate about helping junior golfers learn life skills through golf that makes for quality individuals. Earl is married to Corinna Scott and they have two adult children - Kirk (23) and Kaitlyn (21) and two awesome dogs.
Brendan Gorsalitz joined the AIM Board of Directors in the fall of 2017. He was born and raised in Saskatoon, and graduated from the University of Saskatchewan with a Bachelor of Commerce in Marketing. He currently works as a Digital Advertising Strategist at Vendasta, but has worked at organizations such as Cameco, The Saskatoon StarPhoenix, and even AIM! Brendan loves spending his spare time playing and watching sports, and has ventured to cities such as New York, Boston, Denver, and Dallas to watch a variety of sporting events.
Ryan and his wife Meagan had a beautiful baby boy on November 15, 2015, who they named Hudson. Even though the prenatal tests were completely normal, two weeks following the birth, blood tests showed that Hudson had Down syndrome. Following this diagnosis, Ryan’s family definitely faced new challenges, but both Ryan and Meagan quickly realized how wonderful their new little guy could be, and were introduced to a strong community of families living with Down Syndrome.
Hudson is now Ryan’s biggest inspiration each and every day. He often says he feels like he hit the jackpot with such a joyful little guy and he’s eternally grateful that Hudson is part of his family.
Today, there’s an exorbitant number of misconceptions regarding Down syndrome. As founder of Stealth Media, a top local marketing firm, Ryan hopes to contribute to combating these common misconceptions about Down syndrome by showcasing the amazing people from this community and helping to tell their stories."