Meet The Team

Lisa Davis

Founder & Chief Strategy Officer

Lisa is an experienced senior executive and entrepreneur with a successful track record of delivering results across a variety of organizations. Lisa’s background in commercial real estate and venture capital saw her leading a number of start-ups and major expansions on a national, local, and regional basis. Lisa was previously elected on a platform of change as a trustee of the Calgary Board of Education, one of the largest school boards in Canada with 120,000 students and a $1.4 billion budget. Lisa also founded a highly successful early childhood and recreational program that doubled in size in its first 3 years. The unique community hub model she pioneered was recognized for its innovative programming.

Dr. Matthew Kierstead


Dr. Kierstead has served as a principal for over 25 years at all levels, Pre-kindergarten to Grade 12. After graduating from the University of Alberta, obtaining his Bachelor of Education with a major in Industrial Arts, he began his career as a junior/senior high teacher in the northern community of Fort Chipewyan.

After leaving the north, Dr. Kierstead served as principal both in schools and the central office of Parkland School Division in Spruce Grove and Stony Plain. Prior to joining STEM Collegiate, Dr. Kierstead was with Black Gold School Division having been principal in the communities of Devon and Beaumont. Dr. Kierstead was awarded the 2021/2022 Alberta Teachers Association - Council of School Leadership - Distinguished Leadership Award.

In addition to his professional life, Dr. Kierstead has also volunteered his time with many service organizations such as Rotary International, Alberta Conflict Transformation Society, and PDK University of Alberta Chapter.

Technology Advisory Committee

Made up of senior STEM experts from industry and post-secondary institutions, the Technology Advisory Committee contributes valuable insights on local and global trends and advancements. The committee also provides direction for curriculum content and design to ensure STEM Collegiate courses and outcomes align with post-secondary and employment pathways. If you are a senior STEM professional interested in helping guide the future of STEM Collegiate, please contact us.