Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lacombe and District
5103 – 49th St
Lacombe, AB, T4L 1J4

The Staff of Big Brothers Big Sisters Lacombe & District

Jen Harty

Interim Executive Director

Jen joined our team first as a Summer Student in 2021 and joined as a full-time Mentoring Coordinator in the fall of 2021. In July of 2023 she is taking over as Interim Executive Director and we could not be more thrilled. She has a 2-year diploma in Child and Youth Care. She is energetic, passionate and brings so much positivity to the mission of BBBS. She loves to read and spend quality time with her family. A fun fact, she is also a Big Sister to a little in our program!

Joann Swarbrick


Joann has been with Big Brothers Big Sisters since 2008 and not only is our bookkeeper but volunteers many hours throughout the year for our agency. Her skills and big heart make her a huge asset to our team. She is a great problem solver and ensures our To-Do Lists always get done.

Gracie Whitfield

 Mentoring Coordinator

Gracie support all our Community-Based and Site-Based 1:1 mentoring matches! Gracie joined the team in July of 2023. As Gracie steps into the role of Mentoring Coordinator it is evident that she sees each mentoring relationship as unique and growing in their own journey. Gracie is approachable and is open to each unique perspective. Her smile and spirit is a wonderful addition to the team!

Jaxson Overacker

Group Mentoring Coordinator

Jaxson is a fearless Group Mentoring Coordinator for Game On! His programs are filled with sports and fun all focused around the fundamentals of healthy relationships and mentoring. You will also catch Jaxson leading our largest fundraiser Walk for Kids Sake each May and June. Jaxson has boundless energy and ideas to increase the impact of mentoring in our communities. Jaxson is always up to help out in the community and has the personality that leaves a mark on all youth that join his programs. Fun fact, Jaxson is also a Big Brother to a Little in our program!

Sydney Zens

Group Mentoring Coordinator

Sydney is a fearless Group Mentoring Coordinator for Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds! Sydney’s programs are shaped by the needs of the youth and each school Big Brothers Big Sisters serves. These programs are filled with mindfulness and relationship development. You will also catch Sydney leading our Kids & Kops Group Mentoring Summer Camp each July. Sydney’s passion spills out into everything she does and if you know her is leaving a lasting impact on the youth. Fun fact, she is also a Big Sister to a Little in our program!

Skylar Ridderhof

Program Coordinator

Skylar joined us a practicum student and has moved into the role of Summer Camp Staff! Skylar gets things done. She is always open to learning and growing with the community. Skylar has taken on our Developmental Relationship training that has been established for all mentors to help them leave their mark in all aspects of youth development. We look forward to this continuous journey as Skylar begins to lead programs like Healthy Bodies Healthy Minds and Adopt A Family this winter.