Meet Your Community Futures Highwood Region Team

Our team of dedicated small business specialists really care about your goals and would love to hear about your plans. Meet our team of business analysts, proudly located in Okotoks. They’re here and ready to help you.


Ursula Sherwood

Executive Director   
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Ursula is a Certified DISC Practitioner and Certified Action Coach and Business Coach. She also has MRU Nonprofit Management and SAIT Computer Programming Certificates.

She joined CFH in June of 2015 bringing with her her decades of experience running a business in various industries.

With music as her first love, Ursula also holds two Bachelor Degrees in Music. When she is not working at Community Futures, she is playing with the Foothills Philharmonic Orchestra.

She spends her free time outdoors, kayaking, hiking or snowshoeing, and downhill skiing.

Originally from Germany, she loves sweet German wine and beer. She likes German alcoholic beverages so much that she lives within walking distance of a German brewery. She has been living in Canada since 1990.


Billie Charlton

Business Advisor
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Billie joined CFH initially as a part time employee coming from running a photography business that lasted 10 years. Now, she finds fulfillment from helping business owners realize their dreams.

She has business and coaching certifications but her biggest qualifications come from being an entrepreneur and a mom.

She is married with two teenagers, and split her time quite unequally between their barn watching her daughter ride horses and various baseball diamonds watching her son play baseball.

She still does photography, along with baking, on the side.


Cayla Eskesen

 Community Economic Development Coordinator

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Cayla joined CFH in the summer of 2020 after finishing her Marketing Analytics Certificate from the University of California.  She has a background in Digital Marketing and Marketing Analytics.  

Cayla runs a media marketing business on the side that helps small business owners get their products and services online.  

In her free time Cayla avidly travels, dabbles in content creation, and picks up a new hobby every month.  


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Contact Us

14 McRae Street
PO Box 1599
Okotoks, AB  T1S 1B5
P: 403-995-4151


Communities Served

Aldersyde, Arrowwood, Black Diamond, Blackie, Carmangay, Cayley, Champion, De Winton, Foothills, High River, Lomond, Longview, Millarville, Milo, Mossleigh, Nanton, Okotoks, Parkland, Priddis, Turner Valley, and Vulcan