Director and Athlete Development Liaison – Gunta Lapsina
Gunta was born in Latvia and Calgary has been her home since 2009. She has two daughters, one of which has been in the AD program for a year. Her background is in Restaurant Management and Catering. She has a Bachelor in Arts/Culture management.
Gunta is an active volunteer, also serving on a board for the Latvian society, Laima, in Calgary, organizing Latvian celebrations for up to 100 people. In addition, she volunteers for her daughters schools and other after school clubs such as Chinook Rhythmic gymnastics.
In her spare time she loves running and biking during summer and lifting weights during the long Calgary winters.
Director and Volunteer Coordinator – Apoorva Sharma
Apoorva (Apu) Sharma is a professional engineer working in the energy sector since 1996. Apu was born in India and arrived in Canada as a student in 1991 and has made Alberta his home since 1992 and Calgary since 2000. Apu enjoyed competing in X-country and other track & field events in his youth and more recently enjoys competing in sprint distance triathlons, cycling, hiking & climbing in the mountains and paddling his canoe whenever possible. Apu will bring his passion for amateur sport, volunteering, technical and strategic planning skills to the Spartan board. Apu is also the parent of an athlete in her first year of the Sprints & Hurdles program.
Director – Nancy Hamilton
Nancy has been a Board member since the summer of 2019, and has a daughter that trains sprints and jumps. Nancy is excited to be part of the Spartan’s Board this year, and is grateful to the club for the success her daughter has had in the short time she has trained with them.Nancy was born and raised in Edmonton, Alberta. She was involved in track and field in high school before pursuing a career as a professional ballet dancer. Her dancing took her to Montreal and then down to Cincinnati, where she danced with Cincinnati Ballet for a number of years. Nancy returned home in 1995 to attend the U of A, where she received her B.Ed. in Special Education and was hired by Edmonton Public Schools. For the next 16 years she worked as an elementary and junior high teacher at various schools around Edmonton before moving to Calgary in the summer of 2018. She is now teaching at a junior high school in Northwest Calgary, and continues to run and cycle to stay fit.