Meet the Experts Behind Edmonton’s Best HR Consulting and Recruitment Team
At Involvi, our team of seasoned HR consultants brings a wealth of knowledge and experience to guide you through your HR challenges.
With a focus on professionalism and reliability, our experts are committed to providing you with the support and expertise you need to drive organizational success. We understand the complexities of human resources and are dedicated to delivering tailored solutions that address your unique needs.
Ashley McKarney has over 10 years of experience specializing in Human Resources, Leadership, Organizational Development and Business Management in a variety of industries including; non-profit, finance, retail and a publicly traded service organization. Throughout her career, Ashley has built comprehensive Human Resource functions, coached leaders, managed employee relations and worked with senior executives to increase engagement and strategize organizational growth. Ashley is a CPHR Candidate and holds her Bachelor of Commerce Degree with a Major in Entrepreneurship and Small Business and Minors in Human Resources and Strategic Management and Organization.
Ashley fell in love with DisruptHRYEG over the past 2 years working as a volunteer and is now ecstatic to be the Chief Disruptor leading the charge in Edmonton.
Ashley founded Involvi Consulting with the goal of working with engaged leaders and business owners to improve their HR practices, provide them with ongoing expert support and to support their employees to improve working conditions and organizational culture.
Ann-Marie is a motivated HR professional who thrives on delivering practical, people-oriented solutions and sound advice to business leaders. Since her initial dive into recruitment over 7 years ago, Ann-Marie has grown and developed her knowledge and experience to encompass a broad range of HR competencies. In taking a holistic approach, Ann-Marie’s focus is on crafting an individualized plan that will set each client up to achieve and exceed their business goals.
Ann-Marie’s passion for People and Culture runs deep. Completing her BA in Anthropology at UBC Okanagan was the first step to developing a foundational knowledge of how to understand and critique why we do what we do. This academic background offers a subtle complement to her Human Resource Management Certificate from the University of Calgary. This combination of theoretical knowledge and practical experience paved the way for her to obtain her CPHR designation. Ann-Marie continues to participate in learning opportunities that will broaden and deepen her knowledge and skillset and allows her to offer the superior services her clients deserve.
Off the clock, Ann-Marie spends time with her family and is an avid traveller with an overflowing bucket list of places to visit.
Teresa brings over 18 years of experience to Involvi Consulting. In addition to her HR Generalist competencies, she has a strong foundation in both people and project management as well as home furnishing and retail design. She is skilled at aligning high performing talent with business needs, while creating a culture of engagement. Teresa’s career has allowed her to work through a broad spectrum of scenarios; including the creation of HR strategies that support full cycle recruitment, total rewards programs, and employee performance. In addition to her creative, practical approach, she has a passion for coaching, creating learning and development programs, and promoting mental health initiatives.
Raised by a small business owner, Teresa understands that success requires resilience, as well as developing and cultivating the right relationships. She believes that creating an inclusive work environment for employees, is an essential part of establishing a strong brand.
Originating from the suburbs of Chicago, I earned my Bachelor’s degree in Human Resources Management from Dordt College, located in Sioux Center, Iowa.
Moved to the Edmonton area from Southern Alberta where I worked as a Human Resources Manager and Safety Coordinator in the cattle and agriculture industry.
When I am not at work I can be found outside camping, attempting to improve my golf game, fishing, reading, and working on our acreage with my husband, Josh, and two dogs.
Kendall is a driven HR Professional who loves interacting with people and providing them with the resources they need to be successful. By building strong connections and focusing on an individual’s and business needs she strives to make people’s working lives better through engaging employee experiences.
After building her foundational knowledge in HR Best Practices by completing her Bachelor of Commerce in Human Resources Management, Kendall stepped into her first HR role and for the past few years has been taking on more responsibilities that have allowed her to build a well-rounded experience in various HR functions. As a complement to her HR knowledge and experience, Kendall has also completed her Payroll Compliance Practitioner certification through the National Payroll Institute. Always looking to broaden her personal and professional development, Kendall now looks forward to completing her CPHR designation.
When she is not working, Kendall enjoys camping in the summer and exploring the backcountry with her family and two rambunctious German Shepherds.
Monica is a problem solver, a strategist, and a great communicator all bundled together to create a passionate Human Resources professional. Her experience in the hospitality industry saw her create organization-wide programs, elevate service standards, revitalize cultures, and enhance day-to-day operations. With Monica’s management experience and a BA in English from MRU, she works closely with organizational leadership to effectively translate the executive vision into actionable steps that improve overall performance. Monica thrives in a fast-paced, collaborative environment and is passionate about developing foundational processes that positively impact the bottom line. She loves to be of service to her teammates and strives to continuously learn and develop new skills that will enhance her impact in the business world. With a soon-to-be-completed HR Management Diploma, Monica combines theoretical knowledge and practical experience to provide realistic and well-rounded HR solutions.
Outside of the office, her love of teamwork and her competitive spirit is put to good use as a NAIT Alumni Coach for Business Case Competitions. She is a fun-loving, high-energy person who is always up for a game of pool or slo-pitch, and loves getting outside everyday with her dog, Stella.
Debbie Bridge is an enthusiast and dedicated HR professional. Passionate about continuous learning, Debbie is a recent graduate from NAIT’s BBA program and is currently advancing her expertise by pursuing a professional facilitator certification. As a People and Culture Consultant with Involvi HR, Debbie specializes in learning and development, team building, and organizational culture, contributing valuable insights and strategies to organizations. Beyond the corporate realm, Debbie serves as a committed facilitator for PEP Society, a non profit organization offering support to families navigating the challenges of addiction. In her role of a self-inquiry coach, Debbie is dedicated to empowering individuals on their self-leadership journey. With a relentless pursuit of knowledge and a focus on lifelong learning, she brings a wealth of experience and a passion for personal development to every endeavour.
Driven by growth and development, Breanne is inherently curious. She finds great joy in understanding business operations, identifying opportunities, and collaborating with leaders to make practical, yet meaningful change.
From growing up on a farm in Northern Alberta to working in a wide range of industries in both labour intensive and management capacities has provided her with a thorough understanding of the hard work and dedication it takes to operate a business.
Breanne is equally as passionate about people, as she is business, currently pursuing a BA in Psychology to compliment her Human Resources Management Diploma. She understands the complexities of reciprocal relationship building and the impact it has on overall business and your bottom line. Through education and experience Breanne has developed a strong business acumen and knowledge of team/people dynamics. Combining these skillsets, Breanne takes a pragmatic and people centric approach to HR initiatives and solutions.
Theresa Hovdestad is a people-focused leader who is passionate about inspiring others to do work that they are proud of, and for developing them to be able to achieve their goals.
Theresa graduated from NAIT with a Diploma in Human Resource Management. She started her career in the arts where she developed skills in strategic leadership, recruitment, employee development, and performance management. Her unique experience and way of thinking allows her to develop creative solutions for her clients that follow HR best practices.
Outside of the office, Theresa enjoys reading, painting, and playing the occasional video game with her husband.
Although we have not crossed the finish line yet, I have to tell you I am blown away by the level of professionalism and assistance I have been getting from Monica to this point in the process. This is quite a different experience to date than I had previously experienced. My thanks to you and your team for assisting in such a professional manner. Not only do you elevate Coffee News's brand with this type of approach, but you also make me look way better!
Ashley was terrific to work with and answered all of our questions and did so in a very timely manner. Our initial conversation was via Zoom meeting and she was very professional, knowledgeable and willing to assist us however necessary. I will call Involvi again if need be and highly recommend Ashley and the team at Involvi for any HR questions or concerns you may have.