Yukon Aboriginal Sport Circle Staff
Gael Marchand / Executive Director
YASC Executive Director since 2012. Gaël has more than 25 years of experience working in sports. After completing studies in Economics (La Sorbonne – Paris), Inuit language & culture (INALCO – Paris), Gaël obtained a Sport Educator professional degree. He specialized in coaching and officiating in Aikido, Arctic Sports and Archery. A Master Coach Developer in Archery, Gaël has been living in the Yukon since 2002 and has attended several NAIG and AWG games.
Rose Inglangasuk / Indigenous Games and Program Manager
Rose is Inuvialuit, born in Inuvik Northwest Territories, but grew up in Whitehorse Yukon moving here and calling it home since she was 4 years old. Rose has a Bachelor of Management for Indigenous Nations and Organizations through Athabasca University. Her profile includes Major Games management such as AWG, NAIG, NYO, and Yukon Arctic Sports Inter-School Championships and Sport for Social Development in Indigenous Communities (SSDIC).
Heidi Bob / Office Manager
Experienced in administrative procedures and working in a customer service focused environment while working with YG in the Corporate Human Resources & Diversity Services Department. Heidi also has a background in finance with a keen knowledge of administration and day to day accounting practices since working as an Accounts Payable Clerk for 4 years. After completing high school, Heidi went to College where she took the Business Administration Program. Born and raised in the Yukon, Heidi is a Teslin Tlingit Council First Nation member.
Erik Porter / Arctic Sports Instructor
Eric grew up in Watson Lake in the Yukon and is a member of the Kaska First Nation. His family’s traditional use area is in Northern BC. Eric enjoyed playing most sports from a young age and carried that passion on through his teen years into adulthood. Before moving to Alberta for college, Eric represented Team Yukon in 2015 for track and field at the Western Canada summers games. Eric spent two years in a town called Olds taking sports management and playing soccer/futsal (ACAC). He returned to the Yukon in 2019 and he's now teaching Arctic Sports among other sports.
Leslie Kramer / Archery Instructor
Born and raised in the Yukon, Leslie has been engaged in shooting sports at a very young age. Primarily practicing rifle and pistol shooting, she eventually was introduced to archery in high school. In 2014, she began taking regular archery classes and later participated in many local championships as well as two national competitions.
Leslie started coaching sport in 2015, and since then acquired instructor certifications and gained lots of experience coaching beginner to competitive levels of archery multiple times a week. She manages the archery program in Whitehorse and in the communities.