Trevor started his journey with SIGA in 1996 at Northern Lights Casino (NLC) as a security officer.
In 2002, he became the Director of SIGA Casino Security and liaison with SLGA and IGR. He was credited with integrating technology to enhance SIGA with the implementation of Morse Keywatch and iTrak reporting systems – moving these areas from manual tracking and filing.
Positions following 2002 included everything from SIGA’s Director of Business & Procedure Development, Assistant GM (LSC), GM experience in Alberta and Regina, to Trevor’s current position now in Swift Current.
He is originally from the James Smith First Nation, and has recently received a Hospitality, Tourism, Entertainment and Gaming Certificate from the First Nations University of Canada.
Trevor has also attended the Executive Development Training program at the University of Nevada, and has received certificates in Project Management, Conflict Resolution, Strategic Planning Management, along with various other in-house (SIGA) training courses.
He has 27 years of gaming experience – 23 with SIGA – of which 16 of those years is in progressive management positions at SIGA and other gaming properties, such as, Casino Dene in Cold Lake First Nation in Alberta, and Casino Regina.
Mr. Pasap is originally from the Whitebear First Nation and has a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from the University of Regina and is a Certified Life Coach. Mr. Pasap has approximately eight years’ experience working in progressive gaming management positions, having worked at Northern Lights Casino as Operations Manager, Living Sky Casino as Senior Operations Manager and more recently the General Manager at Bear Claw Casino.
Mr. Pasap left SIGA for a short time to pursue employment as an Assistant Store Manager at Wal-Mart Canada along with being an entrepreneur and creating his own business, Redway Knowledge Management where he provided consulting on projects involving housing, policy development, strategic budgeting, community consultation and facilitated pre-employment training classes in safety programs, and workplace essential skills.
Richard Ahenakew is a proud member of the Ahtahkakoop Cree Nation and has been the General Manager of the Northern Lights Casino since 2004. It is through his vast knowledge and experience in the gaming/hospitality industry that has attributed NLC as a local landmark and tourist destination.
Richard started with SIGA in 1996 taking on diverse roles achieving success by being genuine, trustworthy and humble to everyone, earning his role as a well-respected Leader and Colleague. He is a strong advocate for education with a vision to hire, develop and promote First Nations business in Saskatchewan with a genuine goal to offer succession planning and opportunity for employees.
With his ability to take on many roles at the casino – he is also the Annual Pow Wow and Round Dance President and advisor with a commitment to honour and preserve First Nations Culture and tradition.
Richard’s insight to business strategies and community initiatives has given opportunity to assist other organizations, serving as a member and advisor to boards and committees.
Currently, Richard is the Vice President of the Saskatchewan CAA Board of Directors and Board Member for Saskatchewan Crown Corporation SaskTel.
Richard served on the Saskatchewan Chamber of Commerce for over 8 years and has the distinction of being the First President appointed to the Saskatchewan Chamber Board who is of First Nations background, a milestone within Canada.
In 2012 Richard was recognized for his outstanding contributions within his community, province and country and received the Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal of Distinction.
In 2011 Saskatchewan Polytechnic presented Richard with an honorary Diploma recognizing his valuable work to promote studies, post-secondary schooling and mentoring youth on the importance of High school education and career.
Originally from Carry the Kettle First Nation, Charles Ryder has had an extensive career with SIGA.
Charles began his career with SIGA at Northern Lights Casino in 1996 working in Live Games. This led him to eventually become the Live Games Manager at Painted Hand Casino and ultimately to his position of Director of Casino Operations.
He also served positions as Project Manager for the Bally CMS, Smoke Signals, NLC Expansion and term GM at Living Sky Casino. He has served as the GM at Painted Hand Casino since 2014.
Charles served as the GM at Painted Hand Casino from 2014-2021. In 2022 he was selected as the new GM at Dakota Dunes Casino.
Kelly Atcheynum has been with the Gold Eagle Casino for over 24 years.
He provides strategic direction at the casino and promotes the casino for North Battleford and area. Kelly was previously the Assistant General Manager for three years, the Duty Manager and the Cage Manager at the casino. Kelly has a Business Administration certificate and Gaming Management certificate through the University of Reno.
Memory joined SIGA in 2013 as Finance Manager at the Painted Hand Casino and is a member of Cowessess First Nation. Throughout her time with SIGA she has held acting roles that include Marketing Manager, Human Resource Manager and Operations Manager. She has also had General Manager Delegation on various occasions in the past.
Memory transitioned to her current role as Administration Manager in 2020. She possesses a Bachelor of Administration degree from the First Nations University of Canada and has completed the required courses to attain her Gaming Management Certificate from the University of Nevada, Reno.