Austin Ritchie, Fund Development Officer, EMCN


Manager, Fund Development

EMCN Employee Since: 2021 

Favourite local restaurant? 

Huma – You just can’t beat good Mexican food 

Which person do you most admire? 

This is an easy one. My Mom. She’s taught me so much already, and she is still my first call when I need advice. 

What advice would you give to your younger self? 

Slow down, breathe. Life is not a race best-served running. Walk it and you’ll see more. 

Where would you most like to live?    

I’ve been fortunate to live in many cities in Canada, England, and Costa Rica. I keep coming back to Edmonton. There is just something about this place. It’s part of me, and I am proud to be an Edmontonian. 

Which talent would you most like to have? 

I would love to be able to sing like Sam Cooke, Leon Bridges, etc. That way I wouldn’t hurt my partner’s ears on our road trip sing-alongs.