Watershed Coordinator
Brittany Hesjedal joined the Old Wives Watershed Association as Watershed Director in October of 2019. She grew up in southern Saskatchewan in the town of Bengough and currently resides in Gravelbourg. Britt received her B.Sc. in Ecology and Environmental Biology at the University of Regina in 2013. Britt also earned her M.Sc. in Aquatic Ecology from U of R in March of 2018. If you want someone to talk your ear off about cladocera (fish food), she has a whole thesis worth of information dedicated to them.

Her previous employment includes a summer position at the Water Security Agency’s collecting water samples across southern Saskatchewan. Britt also held a position with the Government of Alberta preparing of preliminary surface water quality report following the installation of fish ladders to an agriculturally impacted river system. While studying and working at the University of Regina, she spent a lot of time in a life jacket, waders, or lab coat studying lakes across Saskatchewan.

Britt has a lifelong love for water and the outdoors. When she isn’t in the office you can find her hiking, camping, gardening, or attempting artistic endeavors like photography or painting. She is excited to work with individuals, communities, and organizations to care for the long-term wellbeing of the land, water, and people in the Old Wives Watershed.


Agri-Enviro Watershed Technician
Michelle Keck joined the Old Wives Watershed Association in October of 2019. She grew up in the town of Assiniboia, SK and her family farm is located near Courval, SK. The opportunity to be active in the family farm operation was a great addition to her agricultural knowledge and created a spark to learn more.

She has completed a Diploma in Crop Technology from Lakeland College in Vermilion, AB. Since completion of her diploma in 2012, employment opportunities in the agriculture sector have been in sales representative and agronomist roles. She has worked for companies such as Viterra, Richardson Pioneer, UFA, Paterson Grain, and Innova Ag Solutions.

Her professional practice has focused on; insect identification, plant disease, weed identification, chemical use, fertilizer use, plant health, and soil health. She enjoys building relationships with producers and coworkers while collaborating and problem-solving.

She currently resides on the Keck family farm with her husband Ryan and their two sons Ryker and Tegan. Together they operate a cattle business and a bale picking business which both commenced operations around 2015 and have since expanded.

Michelle has always enjoyed the outdoors and has a strong drive to be a steward for our environment. She has always taken up new opportunities to expand her knowledge, offer her expertise and is looking forward to the path ahead.


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