About Us
Management Team

Ed Berney


Ed Berney is the General Manager for North Central Co-op.

Born and raised in Vanderhoof, British Columbia, Ed joined the Co-op Retailing System in 1978 as a grocery clerk. Through the years he worked at various retails throughout northern Alberta and British Columbia, before joining the North Central Co-op team in 1999.

Ed has an ‘Executive Education’ certificate from the College of William and Mary in Willliamsburg, Virginia and an ‘Executive Program’ certificate from the University of Alberta.

Ed lives in Stony Plain with his wife Carol and has 2 grown children.

 

Candace Kline


Candace Kline is the Controller for North Central Co-op. 

Born in Edmonton, Candace completed high school in Nova Scotia, her degrees in Scotland and then returned to Alberta for her CPA Accounting designation. She has a Masters in Organization Behavior and a Masters of Science in Information Management.

Candace joined North Central Co-op’s team in the summer of 2017 and brings with her 15 years’ experience working in her area of expertise.

With a love for adventure, part of Candace’s extensive travel included working on a 72ft sailboat for a member of the Malaysian Royal Family. Currently, Candace lives in Stony Plain with her husband and 2 boys.

 

 

Jeff Blaney


Jeff Blaney is an Operations Manager for North Central Co-op.

With over 23 years of experience working in Food Stores, Jeff became part of the North Central Co-op team in 2012. He has ‘Management’ and ‘Market Management’ diplomas from Grant MacEwan Community College.

Jeff grew up in Sherwood Park, where he currently lives with his wife and 2 children.

 

Rick Yaremko


Rick Yaremko is the Gas Bar and Home Centre Operations Manager for North Central Co-op.

Born and raised in Yorkton, Saskatchewan, Rick began his career in the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) as a pump attendant in 1988. Through those years, he held a number of managerial positions in the CRS before becoming part of the North Central Co-op team in 2012.

Rick currently lives in St. Albert with his wife and 2 children.

 

Jonn Alden


Jonn Alden is the Petroleum Operations Manager for North Central Co-op.

Jonn began his career with the Co-operative Retailing System (CRS) 28 years ago in Lacombe as an Assistant Food Store Manager. He went on to several other managerial positions, before joining the North Central Co-op team 9 years ago.

Jonn is an avid rugby player and has traveled all over the world competing.

Born in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan, Jonn moved to the Bahamas for several years when he was 8 years old. Upon his return to Canada, Jonn and his family settled in Okotoks. Currently Jonn lives in Spruce Grove. He has 2 grown children, 5 step children and 1 granddaughter.

 

Todd Drouin


Todd Drouin is the Market Development and Tempo Manager for North Central Co-op.

Raised in St. Paul, Alberta, Todd began his Co-operative Retailing System career in 1985. Through Federated Co-operative Limited, Todd completed the ‘Petroleum Accelerated Advance Management’ training program. He joined the North Central Co-op team 7 years ago.

Todd shares a home in Edmonton with his wife, 2 sons and a snake.

 

Linda Swen


Linda Swen is the Human Resources (HR) Manager for North Central Co-op.

Linda joined the North Central Co-op team 2 years ago, bringing 20 years of HR experience. She has a ‘Human Resources Management’ diploma from the University of Alberta and has her ‘Canadian Payroll Association – Level 1’ certification.

Born in Vancouver, British Columbia, Linda moved to our beautiful province at an early age. Linda loves travelling and has visited every one of our Canadian provinces except Prince Edward Island.

 

Winston Pon


Winston Pon is the Marketing and Member Relations Manager for North Central Co-op.

Winston has a ‘Digital Communication and Print Management’ diploma from SAIT and holds a ‘Green Belt’ certificate from Lean Six Sigma. He has over 10 years’ experience in marketing, media and print. Winston has been part of the North Central Co-op team for 4 years.

Winston is a true Edmontonian, having been born, raised and is currently living in the Capital City.

 

Marlie Johnson


Marlie Johnson is the Occupational Health and Safety Co-ordinator for North Central Co-op.

While she joined the North Central Co-op team 2 years ago, Marlie has over 15 years’ experience in Safety and Training. She is a National Standard Construction Safety Officer, through the Alberta Construction Safety Association and is a Professional Gold Seal Certified Safety Co-ordinator through the Canadian Construction Association.

Marlie aided in the development of Oil Sands Safety Association (OSSA) certification courses and the curriculum for the Health & Safety diploma program offered at NAIT.

Raised in Edmonton, Marlie now lives in Spruce Grove. She has 1 child attending university.

 

Ron Wells


Ron Wells is the Loss Prevention and Asset Protection Co-ordinator for North Central Co-op.

Ron has had the privilege of living in 8 of our 10 beautiful Canadian provinces. He worked as a letter carrier for Canada Post for 20 years, before joining the North Central Co-op team in 1998.

Ron lives near Stony Plain and has 3 children, as well as 3 grandchildren.

 

 

 

 

Becky Ost-Corbett


Becky Ost-Corbett is both the Organizational Effectiveness Co-ordinator and Secretary to the Board of Directors for North Central Co-op. She joined our team in early 2016.

Born in Ft. St. John, British Columbia, she has called northern Alberta home from early elementary school on. She has a ‘Governance in Co-operatives’ certificate from the Centre for the study of Co-operatives at the University of Saskatchewan and is North Central Co-op’s in-house Commissioner of Oaths.

Becky lives in Stony Plain with her 3 children and an adorable golden retriever puppy.