About RISA

RISA started out as an association with the focus being primarily on the Forestry Industry in Alberta, Canada. At the time, we were known as FISAA (Forest Industry Suppliers Association of Alberta) and our mission was “to be the leading Alberta association fostering business opportunities between forest industry producers and suppliers”. From there, the association grew and eventually added the Logging Industry to our scope of service. At this time, FISAA became FISLA (Forest Industry Suppliers & Logging Association) in 2001. Eventually, FISLA started to expand its scope of service to include all the natural resource sectors across Canada and became RISA (Resource Industry Suppliers Association).

Our Board of Directors

RISA is proud to be supported by our knowledgeable and insightful Board of Directors. Our board is made up of established individuals representing several organizations related to the Resource Industry.

Colin Grindle


Amrak Innovation

Christopher Johnston

Vice President

Stuart Olson

Jeff Skibin

Vice President

Supreme Group

Chris Valaire


Valaire Management Consulting

Vern Gerhardt


My Business Solutions

Pierre Cormier


Clearthink Group

Mathias Jonnson


Standard Scaffold and Insulation

Mark Danderfer


Radius Crane

Erin Perez-Nafarrate


ALS Enviromental

Basia Arnal

Manager; Event & Member Relations


Tanya Adie

Executive Director