Crystal Gardiner – Office Administrator

June 20, 2018 | In:

I was raised in a military family so we moved around a lot until finally settling in Cold Lake, 25 years ago. Funny I didn’t realize when we drove over the hill and saw the McDonald’s arches for the first time that this was going to become home. As a teenager I’ll admit I was not impressed but have since come to love this city.

I spent quite a few years working in the oilfields before I was fortunate enough to travel  for a year, spending most of time in Belize, New York and the Dominican Republic.  When I returned 3 years ago I was thrilled to be hired at the Lakeland Centre for FASD.

During my time here, I have thoroughly enjoyed my role as the office admin, greeting all those who walk through our doors, supporting the amazing staff that work here and making sure we never run out of coffee and paper (hot commodities around here).

At the end of my day I head home to snuggle with my bunny Jeffrey who is never so much excited to see me as he is to get the treats he knows comes with me.



The Lakeland Centre for FASD provides cost-free programs and services in the Cold Lake, Bonnyville, St. Paul and Lac la Biche areas, as well as on First Nations and Métis Settlements through Alberta.

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