Our Team

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We’re a young, bold team, constantly challenging the status quo and its antiquated strategies and methodologies. Having grown up as digital natives, connected to tech for most of our lives, we know intuitively how to focus our energy on where the education industry – and students – are going, not where they’ve been.

Matt Diteljan the CEO at Glacier

Matt Diteljan

CEO

Matt attended the University of Calgary from 2007-2013 for a grand total of six years. Did Matt obtain a master’s degree? A PhD? Negative. Matt did a couple victory laps prior to graduating with a Bachelor of Commerce degree along with enough courses to major in at least three other faculties. Matt fondly calls this time his "Academic Adventure."

Jesse Ferguson the CFO at Glacier

Jesse Ferguson

CFO

In 2003 Jesse decided to leave the East Coast Hockey League (ECHL) in Baton Rouge, LA to pursue his Education at the University of New Brunswick. At Christmas time, Jesse drove his Mazda 323 from Edmonton, Alberta to Fredericton, New Brunswick to pursue, what would be, the adventure of a lifetime! While Jesse first enrolled at UNB to play hockey, he quickly shifted his focus to the classroom where he found success in the classroom completing his BBA with a major in accounting and minor in HR. After graduating in 2007, Jesse obtained his Chartered Accountant’s designation.

John Reid the COO at Glacier

John Reid

COO

John spent six years in post-secondary and about four of them were for studying. He completed a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology at the University of Calgary ('09) and a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from SAIT ('12). A Calgary native, he hates winter but loves blizzards. Dairy Queen blizzards.

Dan O'Neil is a senior account manager at Glacier

Dan O'Neil

Senior Account Manager

Dan chose to take the scenic route in his education. And by scenic he means he took the QE2 up to Edmonton far too often. The small class sizes and personal attention paid to every student at Grant MacEwan suited his needs best. It sure would have been helpful if St. Francis High School had a partner like Glacier back then so students like Dan would’ve known there were good schools outside Calgary, but hey, we hadn't thought of it yet!

Ian Feil is the marketing manager at Glacier

Ian Feil

Marketing Manager

Ian was born and raised in the sunny city of Kelowna, BC. Upon graduating high school, he decided to move out and attend the University of Calgary, majoring in Entrepreneurship and Innovation. While attending U of C, Ian helped thousands of students achieve their academic potential working for a tutoring company. Now, Ian is bringing Glacier to new heights by adding 6’5” to the team.

Jamie Pragnell is a senior account manager at Glacier

Jamie Pragnell

Senior Account Manager

Jamie attended the University of Calgary from 2011-2016 where she got her Commerce Degree in Marketing. Jamie worked her way through University by working various customer service roles and pursuing her passion in contemporary dance. Although her dance career isn’t helping her win any ping pong games, Jamie gets to combine her passion for marketing and customer service and feels right at home with the Glacier team.

Ben Oldale is a senior account executive at Glacier

Ben Oldale

Senior Account Executive

Ben is a Calgary native who luckily found his way to the University of Victoria on beautiful Vancouver Island. He completed a BSC in Geology and, during his 5-year undergrad, realized rocks were not for him. His office nickname is “Robo-Ben” and he is programmed to ensure future high school graduates do not need to rely on pure luck to find the right post-secondary institute.

Leah Semel is the high school operations coordinator at Glacier

Leah Semel

High School Operations Coordinator

As a Calgary native, Leah stuck close to home and graduated from the University of Calgary in 2014 with a Commerce Degree in Human Resources. After a few years in corporate HR, she didn't want to be a "fun sponge" anymore so she shifted directions and is now combining her organizational superpowers with her passion for education and having an impact.

Alec Janssens is the partner relations manager at Glacier

Alec Janssens

Partner Relations Manager

Recently retired... yes that is right. Alec has recently retired from the Canadian National Speed Skating team, where he competed as one of the top speed skaters in the world! Not just brawn, but brain too, he graduated from the University of Calgary with a degree in International Business and Psychology. Now between mountain climbing and backcountry skiing, you'll find Alec, with his infectious smile and a tall frame, talking to high schools about things not too cool for school.

Natasha Strickey is the influencer operations coordinator at Glacier

Natasha Strickey

Influencer Operations Coordinator

Armed with a degree in Political Science after tediously and relentlessly studying, Natasha decided that too many tears had been shed over international law and qualitative studies. She credits her existing sanity to acting, where she found success as a voice actor and theatre artist. Once that picked up, Natasha found herself dipping into the education sector, speaking at schools, teaching, and becoming more acquainted with connecting prospective and current students to pursue what's right for them. Now, she's ecstatic to represent Glacier as she continues to grow!

Vanessa Lachenmaier is the digital media strategist at Glacier

Vanessa Lachenmaier

Digital Media Strategist

Vanessa’s cultural curiosity played a big part in her post-secondary education. She attended a total of 4 universities in 4 different countries to obtain a Bachelor of International Marketing and 2 Master’s Degrees in International Luxury Management. A gap year between degrees allowed her to travel, learn new languages, and experience cultures through food and drink, all activities she continues to enjoy today. As a native of Germany now based in Calgary, Vanessa struggles to understand why Black Forest Cake in Canada contains so little (if any) kirschwasser.

Marina Costello is the business development specialist at Glacier

Marina Costello

Business Development Specialist

Marina grew up in Calgary, but left home to pursue an education at the not as snowy and much warmer UBCO campus in Kelowna. After completing her business degree, she decided to stick around and enjoy the lakes, great weather and the wine, all while gaining experience in talent recruitment and project management. The prairies were calling her home and in a slight lapse in judgement, she listened and followed them back to Calgary, because no one likes lakes and wine, right? Marina got her start at Glacier organizing a variety of influencer campaigns and is now gearing her skills towards building client accounts.

Trevor Williams is the creative manager and designer at Glacier

Trevor WIlliams

Creative Manager/Designer

Trevor is a simple man. He just likes making things look good. He also appears to really enjoy post-secondary life since he keeps coming back to it. After obtaining a diploma in New Media Production and Design from SAIT, he hopped on over to the University of Calgary for a degree in Communications Studies.