Meet Our Staff

Steve Gould


Owner

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    Started in 1990

    Steve started Sports for Kids in 1990, choosing to focus on sports as physical education was being minimized in schools.

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    Qualifications

    - Child Development Supervisor Certification
    - First Aid in childcare
    - Various Coaching Certifications
    - N.C.C.P Certified Hockey, Soccer & Tennis

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    Outside of Work

    Steve works hard splitting his time between his two businesses, and his family. He takes great pride in being able to take his kids to school and still put hours in at the office, and on the tennis court.

Krystal Bavaro


Program Director

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    Started in 2014

    Krystal was hired in 2014 as the Program Supervisor at our Katherine Therrien location. She was able to obtain accreditation status for KT in the spring of 2015. After a year of Maternity Leave, Krystal is back as our Program Director. She can't wait to work with all the parents and children at Sports for Kids!!

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    Qualifications

    - BEd Secondary Degree Mathematics Major, English Minor
    - BSc Mathematics/Physics Major, English Minor
    - Child Development Supervisor Certification
    - Standard First Aid - Level C CPR/AED

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    Outside of Work

    Krystal spends her free time enjoying all the festivals Edmonton has to offer with her husband and daughter. She also loves to travel and can often be caught talking about the next trip she is planning.

Kelsey


Office Manager

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    October 2016

    Kelsey started with Sports for Kids in 2016 as a Child Development Assistant, then in the summer of 2017 was promoted to Office Manager at our Westmount Location.

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    Qualifications

    - Child Development Assistant Certification
    - First Aid in Childcare
    - Food Safety Certificate

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    Outside of Work

    Kelsey enjoys camping, swimming and kayaking when the weather allows; and can often be found curling up with a good novel and cup of coffee.

Kamal


Child Development Supervisor
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    September 2013

    Kamal started at Sports for Kids in September of 2013. His focus this time of year is on helping to improve the our kindergarten program.

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    Qualifications

    - Child Development Supervisor Certification
    - Standard First Aid
    - Level C CPR/AED

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    Outside of Work

    Kamal enjoys spending time with his wife and two sons.

Bailley


Child Development Worker

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    June 2014

    Bailley started working at Sports for Kids in June 2014. As one of our senior staff members Bailley works with the children daily, focusing on classroom management.

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    Qualifications

    - Child Development Worker Certification
    - First Aid in Childcare
    - Degree in Sociology with a specialization in Criminology.
    - Working on her Education Degree at the University of Alberta.

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    Outside of Work

    Bailley spends her days off cuddling with her two cats, Maverick and Simon and her dog, Jasper. She enjoys reading, and spending time outdoors in summer.

Patricia


Child Development Assistant

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    September 2016

    Patricia started with Sports for Kids in September 2016. She is the classroom storyteller, loving to read the children books and stories with energy and enthusiasm!

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    Qualifications

    - Child Development Assistant Certification
    - First Aid in Childcare
    - Working on her Early Learning and Childhood Development Diploma

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    Outside of Work

    Patricia likes to stay active and goes on plenty of walks with her husband, and pooch, Ramon. She also enjoys traveling home to Mexico to spend time with family and friends.

Parker


Staff Member

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    September 2017

    One of our newest team members, Parker has excelled with our sports program. Parker loves teaching the kids basketball as it was a favorite of his growing up.

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    Qualifications

    - Working towards Child Development Assistant Certification
    - First Aid in Childcare

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    Outside of Work

    Parker enjoys hanging out with his friends and family, as well as teaching basketball to his home team on his days off.

Alycia


Staff Member

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    October 2017

    Alycia recently started at Sports for Kids excited to be able to meld both her backgrounds in sports and childcare to be on our team.

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    Qualifications

    - Child Development Assistant Certification
    - Special Needs Educational Assistant Certificate
    - Hockey Coaching Certification from Hockey Alberta
    - First Aid in Childcare and Mental Health

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    Outside of Work

    Outside of work Alycia enjoys competing in mud runs, playing with her dog, Angel and playing sports with her friends.