The Board

The Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association exists to provide leadership, support and resources to protect and enhance the unique and diverse natural, architectural, historic and social environment of the community.


Contact us if you are interested in joining the board in the future or volunteering. 

Bob Lang



Bob has been a part of the Cliff Bungalow-Mission CA for more than 35 years. He first got involved because of a proposed development that had immediate impact on him. He says he has remained involved for so many years because he is still able to contribute to the vitality of the community, enjoys it, and is very proud of where he lives. Bob has played a key role in many exciting initiatives not only in his community but also throughout Calgary. One of the most notable being founding the popular Lilac Festival as a way to showcase and bring awareness to one of the city’s oldest communities. 

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Ted Knudtson

Vice President


Born and raised in Calgary, Ted first lived in Mission in 2001 and cites the unique character of the neighbourhood and its residents as the reason he makes it his home.


With a professional background in graphic and web design, Ted currently plies his trade in the field of software development. In his spare time, he can be found either travelling, training at Repsol Sport Centre, or undoing his training at one of 4th Street’s many decadent eateries.

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Nicole Butz

Communications Director


Nicole has been on the Cliff Bungalow-Mission board for over a year and has lived in the community since 2016. With a background in marketing and journalism, she joined the board hoping her skills could be useful in the Communications Director position. 


Nicole's role on the board includes website management, social media, and newsletter editor. She has a background in photography and often takes photos at our community events.  

Robin Thompson

Environment Director

Robin has been a CBMCA volunteer since the mid-90s, when she revamped the newsletter and served as its editor. In 2015 she edited Cliff Bungalow-Mission: A Heritage Community and sat on the Planning and Development committee before taking over the Environment portfolio. Robin is committed to preserving our green spaces and being an advocate for Calgary's urban canopy.


Robin and her mom moved to Calgary (living in Rideau Towers) from Chicago in 1968 when her grandfather managed the opening of the Husky Tower. Despite loving her time at the University of Lethbridge, Robin's happiest years have all been in Cliff Bungalow-Mission. Her background is journalism and graphic design.

Lucy Arellano



Lucy first moved to Mission in 2002 and watched the area evolve and change in so many ways. She joined the Cliff-Bungalow to contribute back to the community she has enjoyed for so many years.


She has participated in the start-up and management of various businesses through her professional career. As a Director-at-Large her involvement is in events and areas where help is most needed and where her business and accounting experience can be of service. She is a fitness enthusiast and coffee shop lover.

Zaak Karim

Planning and Development Director


Zaakir has lived in Mission since 2013 and has served on the Cliff Bungalow-Mission board since 2020. He acts as the current Director of the Planning and Development Committee.


Zaakir has a background in finance, economics and real estate, and has held many capital markets positions, both within the public and private sector. Zaakir's favourite parts about Cliff Bungalow-Mission include the neighbourhood's wonderful people, historical character, amazing eateries and tranquil outdoor space.

Rick Williams



Rick has been on the Cliff Bungalow-Mission Community Association board since he moved into the community 17 years ago. He has held the position of President, Planning and Development Director, skating rink builder ,and his present position as Secretary. He and his wife Marilyn, the former Heritage Director of CBMCA, live in a 1912 heritage home not far from the hall. Rick has always loved the historic inner city communities of any city but his active interest in community activism and heritage advocacy as it relates to urban planning in Calgary began after living in Europe for several years. His university training and early career was in environmental biology but he moved on to become a jughound.

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Brandon Hossack



Brandon was born and raised in southwest Calgary, attending Sir James Lougheed Elementary, AE Cross Junior High and Central Memorial High School. After he finished grade school he moved south to attend the University of Lethbridge where he completed a Bachelor of Science, majoring in Kinesiology. Brandon graduated in 2016 and returned to Calgary in hopes of finding work and living in his hometown again. He was able to find a job in healthcare, working closely with orthopaedic medicine in and around the hospitals of Southern Alberta. Most importantly, however, he found a great neighbourhood to live – Mission.

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Mo Saiepour



Mo’s involvement with Mission is through his office at Holy Cross building, where he has practiced as a financial advisor since 2017. Mo has over 25 years experience in IT, oil and gas, and financial services industries and currently works as business development manager for a life insurance company looking after the business in western Canada. Mo joined the CBMCA board of directors as a director-at-large in 2019 and loves to participate in the community activities in any form he can.

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Rob Jobst



Rob likes to remind people he was born in Mission. After growing up in the ‘burbs, Rob moved back to Mission, living for 12 years above a restaurant in a 1912 vintage apartment building on 4th Street. Deciding he needed to upgrade to a more modern place, Rob moved in 2003 to the Laurence, a 1929 heritage apartment block in Cliff Bungalow. Rob has volunteered with CBMCA for more than 20 years, sitting on the Planning and Development Committee and serving as its director from 2003 to 2006, as well as designing the Mission Statement for several years. Rob is once again on the board with a mandate to champion the community’s best interests in negotiations with developers and the City as well as effectively communicating the details of the committee’s efforts to residents.

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