Board Members

Andrea Christensen
Andrea ChristensenBoard Chair
Andrea has worked in Child and Youth Care for over 15 years and has a Master of Social Work degree. Currently an instructor in the Child and Youth Care program at Bow Valley College, her previous experience was mainly in youth residential settings in which she created youth wilderness programs for a number of agencies.
Kayla Galvin
Kayla GalvinTreasurer
Kayla joined the board in 2021. An avid hiker and backpacker, she believes that nature can provide valuable learning experiences for young people, such as leadership, teamwork and resilience. She is proud to be part of a team that’s making a positive impact on the community by connecting at-risk and disadvantaged youth with nature.
Sandra Hildebrand
Sandra HildebrandDirector
Aneil Rajaram
Aneil RajaramVice Chair
Aneil loves adventuring through forests, mountains, or oceans and is in his happy place if there are hotdogs and a fire at the end. He is humbled to combine at Crossing the Divide his passion for the outdoors with his 10+ years of experience in philanthropy, and to be enabling youth to experience the outdoors’ transformative powers.
Ken Schmaltz
Ken SchmaltzPast Chair
Ken grew up playing in the Rockies and is now passionate about the need to get all youth out into the mountains. He co-founded the Calgary Outdoor Recreation Association, is a backcountry ski leader with the Alpine Club of Canada, and a trained recovery coach. He’s been on the board since 2013.
Robyn Webster
Robyn WebsterSecretary
Robyn joined the board in 2019 after partaking in several years of impactful Crossing the Divide trips with her youth clients. She comes from a background in youth work, youth justice, community development, and the sport sector. In her spare time you can find her in the mountains skiing, biking or hiking.