Communications & Marketing

Jennifer Sheehan
Jennifer SheehanDirector of Communications & Marketing
As the lead of the communications and marketing team, Jennifer oversees the development of internal and external communication strategies, manages the corporate brand and advises the CEO and executive team on communications issues and opportunities. She also currently teaches public relations writing at MacEwan University.  Prior to working at TEC Edmonton, Jennifer has held communications roles at ATCO, Northlands and with the Government of Alberta. Jennifer’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Public Relations from Mount Saint Vincent University and BA in English from Memorial University of Newfoundland. In her spare time, she enjoys curling, spending time with friends and family and going to farmers’ markets.
Chelsey Van Weerden
Chelsey Van WeerdenDigital Communications Associate
Chelsey has been with TEC since 2016. As Digital Communications Associate, Chelsey manages TEC Edmonton’s social media channels, blog, and supports TEC Edmonton’s overall communications strategy. Prior to joining TEC, she was a Research Grants Administrator at the Women and Children’s Health Research Institute, and a Communications Assistant at MacEwan University. Chelsey holds a Public Relations Diploma from MacEwan University and a BA in Art History from the University of Alberta. Outside of TEC, Chelsey co-founded and wrote an Edmonton-based visual arts blog and online publication for two years, and in her spare time enjoys reading, cooking and baking.
Allison Harrison
Allison HarrisonCommunications Administrator
Allison joined the TEC Marketing and Communications team in 2018. As Communications Administrator, Allison coordinates and assembles newsletters, maintains the TEC Edmonton website, assists with events, designs promotional materials and supports TEC’s social media strategy. No stranger to the technology world, Allison previously worked at Pogo CarShare as Marketing Coordinator and was the company’s first in-office hire. Allison has a diploma in Public Relations from MacEwan University and a Graphic Design diploma from Shaw Academy. In addition to her role at TEC, Allison keeps busy working part-time at a local social media agency, spends time with her dog, experimenting with new mac & cheese recipes, finding Edmonton’s best patio spots and travelling.


Bobbi Elliott
Bobbi ElliottDirector, Finance, Human Resources, IT & Administration
Bobbi is responsible for finance, human resources, and administrative functions of the organization. Bobbi has over 20 years of financial experience in various industries, including private, public, and not-for-profit sectors. She has CPA and CGA designations, and holds a Bachelor of Business Administration. Before joining TEC Edmonton in 2015, Bobbi was the Manager of Revenue-Non-Government Funding at Alberta Health Services.
Brittany Pierce
Brittany PierceFinancial Administrator
As TEC Edmonton’s Financial Accountant since 2008, Brittany handles the finance, administrative, and IT functions of the office. She holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Accounting from the University of New Brunswick, and also has her CPA designation. When she’s not working at TEC, Brittany can be found baking treats for the office.

Human Resources

Rebecca Ferguson
Rebecca FergusonHuman Resources and Finance Assistant
Rebecca joined TEC in 2016. As the Human Resources and Finance Assistant, Rebecca maintains human resource records, assists with employee recruitment and general finance support. A graduate of the University of Alberta with a Bachelor of Commerce, Rebecca enjoys skiing in the mountains and camping.


Brenda Holt
Brenda HoltLegal Executive Assistant
Brenda works under the direction of in-house Senior Legal Counsel, Technology Commercialization and Informatics and Intellectual Property Manager as part of the team that services the legal needs of other members within TEC Edmonton and the greater University of Alberta community. She acts as the initial contact for all legal enquiries, provides information related to the enquiry and performs a variety of paralegal activities. Brenda started her administrative career with the Workers’ Compensation Board of Alberta before coming to the University of Alberta in 1992, and then joining the University of Alberta Industry Liaison Office (a precursor to TEC Edmonton) in 2002. She is a member of the Canadian Association for the Prevention of Discrimination and Harassment in Higher Education (CAPDHHE). Brenda’s passions include travel, dining out and trail running; she has completed 10 marathons throughout Canada and the U.S., and plans to retire close to the ocean one day.

Informatics and Intellectual Property Management

Brenda Service
Brenda ServiceIP Manager; Legal
Brenda has been a member of the TEC Edmonton team for the past 20 years. As the Informatics and Intellectual Property Manager, Brenda is responsible for managing and coordinating the University of Alberta’s patent protection program, as well as asset management, minimization of liability, management of the asset information system, authorizing and directing patent expenditures, and educating inventors, researchers and TEC Edmonton staff on patent, copyright and trademark law. Before joining TEC, Brenda was a Paralegal at Ogilvie Law LLP. She holds a Legal Assistant Diploma from MacEwan University, and is a member of the Canadian Association of Paralegals (CAP). Outside of TEC, Brenda enjoys traveling, cooking, mountain biking, and hiking.
Darlene Kramps
Darlene KrampsIP Assistant
As the Intellectual Property Assistant with TEC since 2007, Darlene assists with the management of the University of Alberta’s patent portfolio, manages and maintains the integrity of intellectual property management database, and works closely with internal and external associates. Darlene has over 30 years of combined legal experience working for organizations such as the City of Edmonton and Bryan & Company, Field Law, and Stantec. Darlene enjoys camping, music, gardening, and spending time with family.
Cathy Flieger
Cathy FliegerLegal Assistant
Bio coming soon


Elizabeth Taylor
Elizabeth TaylorTEC Centre Administrator
Elizabeth has been with TEC since 2017. As TEC Centre Administrator, she is responsible for managing meeting room bookings; greeting staff, tenants and visitors and assisting the TEC Centre Manager. Elizabeth studied in the Laboratory and Research Program at the Northern Alberta Institute of Technology and was previously an office manager at Delta Genomics. In her spare time, she enjoys baking, reading and dance fitness.