Our Team

Suicide does not discriminate and it must be taken seriously. After the tragic loss of Alex, who died by suicide in May of 2019, his heartbroken family formed a team of determined and passionate individuals who are ready to fight to ensure others will not face this excruciating pain. We know that not everyone reaches out for help and therefore, if we can assist in providing education for suicide awareness and prevention, we can make a difference. If it helps to save even one life, it is worth it! Our dedicated team is ready to do whatever it takes to help create sport, community and better yet, a world without suicide.

“Act as if what you do makes a difference. It does”

– William James

Our Team

Brian Ennis


Father of Alex Ennis, has been employed by, volunteered at, or created non-profits in Central Alberta for the last 20 years. Team Alex is by far the most difficult and important work I have done in my life and am totally committed to this new initiative.

Michelle Ennis


Michelle is fortunate to be part of the Ennis family, and have Alex as her cousin. With a Chartered Accountant designation and experience running her own business, she felt she would be a good fit in the Treasurer role. She is very excited to be on the board and help Team Alex make significant contributions to the community and bring more awareness to the importance of mental health. 

Laura Orthner

Vice President, and Director of Memberships, Volunteers & Scholarships

Laura has a BSc in Environment Science and a minor in Psychology and enjoys working with young children. She is passionate about creating positive and supportive relationships that promote and nurture children’s positive sense of self and belonging.

Barb Sutter


I have worked, lived and supported my family of three, now grown kids, in Red Deer these past 38 years. They were busy active kids who participated in Red Deer’s hockey programs, university and semi-professional hockey leagues.  I believe Team Alex is a much-needed support for the sports community and I am happy to be a part of the work they are doing.  

Jessica Worden

Director of Training

Jessica wanted to be part of tangible solutions to living in a world without suicide after the passing of her sister in law, Sabrina, in November of 2020. She is honored to be part of this amazing Team, working towards a common goal and supporting the youth of today to be healthier and happier adults of tomorrow.

Jordan Legge

Creative Director

I am a graphic designer and Alex was my brother. I have created various graphics along with the branding and promotional material for Team Alex. I am very fortunate to be working with Team Alex as we continue to spread awareness and to create a legacy that he would be so proud of.

Marianne Ennis


Step-mom of Alex Ennis. She is a passionate advocate for those struggling with mental health and wants to help other families find resources and hope through Team Alex.

Chance Engel

Marketing Director

I am a family friend of the Ennis clan and I am proud to be part of this awesome group making a difference in the world through Team Alex. I have a background in marketing and a passion for sports and mental health which made joining Team Alex an easy choice.


Tia Bell

Andrea Blair

Fundraising Director

I moved to Alberta in 2010. I work in marketing & communications.  While at CSFAC, I learned of the coaches and associations supporting our athletes. I am impressed by the skill and tenacity of these young people. Team Alex is a compelling and valuable resource in our community. Teaching coaches how to recognize and address issues of mental health will keep everyone on the team.

Christine Warren


I am a mother of 4 working in the Human Services industry for over 14 years. I have a strong passion for graphic and website design. With recently becoming a part of  Team Alex I hope to use my diverse set skills to assist Team Alex in achieving their ultimate goal of a world without suicide.