Our Team

Leadership Team

Cole Ramsey


Cole Ramsey (they/them)

Education & Research Consultant

Erin Hidlebaugh


Erin Hidlebaugh (she/hers)

Community Connections Coordinator

Erin is passionate in her desire to provide support to equity-seeking people, families and organizations. She is a people person and takes great joy in connecting with those who access the supports and services that Moose Jaw Pride offers. Erin loves the sense of community and belonging smaller communities provide and is proud to have lived, worked and volunteered in Moose Jaw for many years.

She has a background in journalism, communications, municipal government and non-profit organizations. Erin combines her professional experience with her community involvement and advocacy work to work with individuals, businesses and other community organizations to identify opportunities for 2SLGBTQ+ people and families to make healthy connections with one another and the broader community.

Laura Budd


Laura Budd (she/hers)

Education Coordinator

Laura Budd is an impassioned Human Rights advocate and ally who is driven to create a society where all people are celebrated and respected.  She has worked with students (from pre-K to University), educators, health care professionals, women’s shelters and service groups to offer diversity training on gender and sexual diversity which includes her own lived experiences. With the unique ability of speaking from her scars, not her wounds, Laura also does motivational speaking to dispel the myths and stigmas of mental health challenges and suicide.

Taylor Carlson


Taylor Eden Carlson (they/them)

Executive Director

Taylor is driven by values of fairness and equitable inclusion and guided by the principle that individuals are the experts in their own lives.

Taylor is a Moose Jaw kid who often quips that they are a “lifer” having always been a believer in and cheerleader for smaller communities and their residents, particularly the most vulnerable among us. Taylor comes to Moose Jaw Pride with experience as a strategic leader, consultant, and collaborator within the non-profit and human services sectors.undegraduate degees in Sta

Taylor has undergraduate degrees in Statistics and Sociology as well as has completed their Masters in Sociology.

Taylor is a familiar face to many, through their community roles as a valued volunteer, Director and committee member of various local organizations and groups. They’ve previously worked with two provincial governments in a capacity of trust and participate locally as a valued member of the Newcomer Steering Committee, Youth AXIS and YMCA.


Mikayla Skye Schultz

Founding Member

Feb 6, 2014 to Jan 29, 2015

Matt Neuls

Member at Large

March 12, 2015 to Oct 29, 2015

Joe Wickenhauser

Founding Member

Chair of the Board

Feb 6, 2014 to Dec 15, 2015

Sarah Simison

Founding Member

Secretary/Chair of the Board

Feb 6, 2014 to March 19, 2016

Nillin Dennison

Gender Diversity Representative/Chair of the Board

Jan 29, 2015 to Sept 18, 2016

Falon Dennison

Member at Large/Gender Diversity Representative

March 12, 2015 to Sept 18, 2016

Karmen Krahn

Secretary / Acting Chair

Nov 26, 2015 to Feb 2017

Jim Tenford

Founding Member


Feb 6, 2014 to March 2017

Sonny Yong


May 26, 2016 to Feb 2017

Sara Artiga Valentine

Sept 26, 2016 to Sept 14 2017

Amanda Farnel

April 29, 2016 to March 13, 2018

Michelle Blakley


March 2017 – April 2018

Jenn New

Feb 6, 2014 to Sept 25, 2018

Founding Member

Xavier Fisher

March 2018 to Nov 2018

James Szwagierczak

October 2015 to July 2019