About Us

Alberta Masonry Council is a not-for-profit association which was incorporated in 2011 by the supplier and installer members of the Masonry Contractors Association of Alberta to promote the use of masonry in Alberta.

We set out to improve the longevity of architecture in Alberta through the aesthetic and stable appeal of masonry design.

Our mission is to promote masonry through education, marketing, and technical guidance.

Board of Directors

  • Mike Lafontaine – Expocrete an Old Castle Company – Chairman

  • Derek Kowalchuk – Fiddlerock Masonry – Vice Chair #1

  • Conrad Tycholaz – Westar Masonry – Vice Chair #2

  • Bob Driedger – Brock White – Vice Chair #3

  • Fraser Powell – Cast Supply

  • Kevin Quark – Golden Boy Masonry

  • Danine McDougall – Aurora Masonry

  • Rob Galesloot – Brock White

  • Louis St. Laurent – Scorpio Masonry

  • Denis Charboneau – SpecMix

  • Joe Black – I-XL Building Products

  • Jamie Sornsen – IB Jensen

  • Mark Hagel – Executive Director

  • Nicholle Miller – Director, Marketing & Communications

  • Karen Schneider – Executive Assistant

Team Profiles

Mark Hagel, Director of Engineering

Dr. Hagel holds a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science and Applied Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering all from the University of Calgary. Prior to employment with the Alberta Masonry Council, Mark was employed as a Technical Services Engineer for the Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association (CCMPA) and as a Building Envelope Engineer and Structural Engineer with the Calgary office of Halcrow Yolles. Mark’s thesis dissertation, “Service Life Prediction of Connectors in Masonry Veneer Wall Systems” was heavily rooted in building science, structural engineering and the durability of building components. Mark has also taught first-year engineering courses as a sessional professor at both the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University.

Mark Hagel, Director of Engineering

Dr. Hagel holds a Bachelor of Science in Actuarial Science and Applied Mathematics, Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering and a Doctor of Philosophy in Civil Engineering all from the University of Calgary. Prior to employment with the Alberta Masonry Council, Mark was employed as a Technical Services Engineer for the Canadian Concrete Masonry Producers Association (CCMPA) and as a Building Envelope Engineer and Structural Engineer with the Calgary office of Halcrow Yolles. Mark’s thesis dissertation, “Service Life Prediction of Connectors in Masonry Veneer Wall Systems” was heavily rooted in building science, structural engineering and the durability of building components. Mark has also taught first-year engineering courses as a sessional professor at both the University of Calgary and Mount Royal University.

Nicholle Miller, Director of Marketing & Communications

Nicholle Miller holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in Marketing and Human Resources. Prior to her employment with the Alberta Masonry Council, Nicholle worked as a Proposal Coordinator with AECOM, formerly Flint Energy Services. Additionally, Nicholle has served as a Calgary Corporate Challenge Coordinator and a CANstruction Coordinator for the Calgary Food Bank. She has a deep-rooted interest in history and architecture and is excited to share her passion for masonry with others.

Nicholle Miller, Director of Marketing & Communications

Nicholle Miller holds a Bachelor of Business Administration with a double major in Marketing and Human Resources. Prior to her employment with the Alberta Masonry Council, Nicholle worked as a Proposal Coordinator with AECOM, formerly Flint Energy Services. Additionally, Nicholle has served as a Calgary Corporate Challenge Coordinator and a CANstruction Coordinator for the Calgary Food Bank. She has a deep-rooted interest in history and architecture and is excited to share her passion for masonry with others.

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