Glenn is the former President of the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association and currently works as a Recreation Therapist II coordinating two Adult Day Programs in both Edson and Hinton Alberta. He is an active member of both his provincial Recreation Therapy organization and is now Past President of the Canadian Therapeutic Recreation Association. Glenn considers being a Recreation Therapist an honour and continues to encourage individuals to make informed leisure choices.
Glenn was a Transit Operator for almost 24 years, and during this time went to the University of Alberta and Graduated with a BPE in 2001. He has supported clients living in Personal Care Homes and supported Recreation Therapy Teams working in Supportive Living sites in the Greater Calgary area. He has worked in Adult Day Support programs, worked in Supportive Living and Long-Term Care, and worked and continues to work in the community building partnerships with community organizations and the clients he supports.
Glenn loves to cook for family and friends, enjoys camping, and spending time with family and friends. He and his wife have 3 Grandchildren they love to spoil and have two cats and dog that keeps them very busy. Glenn was the first to call Echobox “revolutionary”, the first to refer to it as “a tool” and is excited to continue guiding Echobox as a healthcare solution.
In the first few months after the launch of our pilot we were desperate to research as much as we could about the interest trickling in from the greater Health Care community. Hundreds of cold calls, messages and emails begging for a chance to speak with caregivers (this, during the first few waves of the Covid-19 pandemic no less).
One day the business phone rang. On the other end of the line was a gentleman named Glenn who was soon to be the President of the CTRA here in Canada. He politely offered me 15-20 minutes of his time, and well over an hour later we wrapped up one of the most inspiring conversations I’ve ever had. Mr Skimming can truly see what Echobox is attempting to achieve and from very early on has been an integral source of support for this project.