Instructors

Dave Watson
Family Resource Worker-Greentree School
Chief Educational Officer, Instructor- Hope College
Phone: 403-823-6920
Email: cdjw@shaw.ca

Dave Watson has acquired a bachelor of arts degree, majoring in psychology with a minor in religious studies. He has also completed a fellowship degree in administration. He has had extensive experience with regards to family, child and youth counseling, event planning, administration, and managing small businesses. Dave has been provincially recognized as a stress and anger management specialist. In addition, he has also been highly involved in volunteering within the community. Currently, Dave is the Chief Educational Officer and an instructor with Hope College in Drumheller as well as the Family Resource Worker at Greentree Elementary School.


David Friesen

I commenced from the Medicine Hat College with a Business Administration Diploma with a Major in Accounting and minor in Marketing.

Since commencement, I have been employed with the Co-operative Retailing System for over 28 years. I currently hold the position of Controller. The position involves all aspects of finance as well as human resources, marketing, training and development.

I have held positions in a volunteer capacity for Village Manor Condominium Corporation, Co-operative Financial Managers Association, as well as leading church education.


Paul Audette
Correctional Officer-Drumheller Institution

Paul has lived in Drumheller the past five years working as a correctional officer at the Drumheller Institution. He has been a part time instructor at Hope College, focusing on the Criminal Justice System. Paul has a diploma in Police Foundations, as well as a Bachelor of Arts honors in Sociology. Paul has a variety of experience with relations to Criminal Justice including the positions of a Loss Prevention Officer and Security Personnel.


Chance Szasz

During his time at the University of Saskatchewan, Chance discovered his interest of Psychology. As of 2006, Chance has obtained a diploma in Correctional Studies. He also took a correctional training program in order to gain more experience and knowledge with regards to the position of a Correctional Officer. In 2011, Chance started as a Correctional Manager and completed his degree through Lethbridge College. Chance also received his Bachelor of Applied Arts in Justice Studies from Lethbridge College. Starting in 2014, he began instructing at Hope College. Among the three courses he has taught are Introduction to Correctional Studies, Applied Corrections, and Professional Communication. With a knowledgeable background in Correctional settings, Chance can easily relay experience and situational knowledge to the students.


Neil Dobell

Neil has a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Western Ontario. Over time, he has gained experience with marketing as well as management. Neil has also obtained experience in the field of Entrepreneurship. While working at the Earl Grey Golf Club in Calgary, he had the opportunity to play in mini-tour events in the Southern U.S. as well as Australia. He is currently teaching microeconomics at Hope College.


Patricia Spady

Patricia Spady joined Hope College this semester as an instructor. Patricia believes strongly in the power of community, and its role in supporting healthy living for individuals and family’s. Likewise, her teaching perspective is rooted in a biopsychosocial model of wellness. In the past, Patricia has supported students in various roles at the University of Calgary, SAIT and Alberta College of Art and Design. She currently has a private counselling practice, and also spends part of her time as a Clinician on a walk-in counselling service for individuals, couples and families. When not working she is enjoying nature along the Red Deer River with her husband or puttering the day away in the garden. Patricia has a B.A in Psychology, a Certificate in Addictions Studies, a M.A. in Counselling Psychology and is registered as a Psychologist.


Paula Nuemen

Paula is originally from Toronto, ON but is now living with her new husband in Drumheller AB. She has obtained a Bachelor of Science, Honors from McMaster University, Also a Bachelor of Education from York University. Teaching is a specialty she enjoys greatly, because of the gratification she receives from helping othe. Being able to teach the topics she is passionate about and passing down knowledge is rewarding to say the least. Paula also enjoys traveling all over the world, being  active with my puppies, and playing new board games!


Zoe Lynn

I’m a Clinical Herbalist, educated at Wild Rose College of Natural Healing and have had a small product line as well as an independent practice for about 3 years. I feel education to be one of the most significant aspects of health and wellness; Hope College is my first transition into a formal form of instruction and I must say i’m enjoying it. Prior to this I’ve mainly hosted workshops or single session classes, but it’s nice to be able to seperate and build on your information.

Being an Herbalist, I have a penchant for all things natural, especially anything outdoors and a super soft spot for our mountains in the spring time. I currently bounce between my independent practice in Calgary and the Heartwood Inn in Drumheller for consults and appointments.