Specialists and Coordinators

Organizing & Member Engagement

Loreto Gutierrez

Organizing & Member-Engagement Coordinator
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Loreto comes from a family of union activism, and she first joined the UFCW family when she worked as a Unit Clerk at St. Boniface Hospital under UFCW 1869 where she was an active Shop Steward. Being passionate about fairness for workers jumped into UFCW life with the opportunities that were available: From 2008 to 2010, she worked for the Agricultural Workers Alliance program, advocating and aiding the Migrant workers that came in through the Seasonal Agricultural Workers Program (SAWP), and in 2008 she also took part in the Young Internship Program, giving her an insight into UFCW organizing, bargaining, and activism. In the following years, she was active in a 2009 Saskatchewan civic election campaign, and in 2010 she co-facilitated the YIP program. Now that Loreto has joined the staff of UFCW she looks forward to engaging with workers both Union and non-Union.

Information Technology & Facilities

Ericson Ortega

Information Technology and Facilities Coordinator
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Ericson has nearly 20 years of experience working in computer technical support, server administration, and network infrastructure. Prior to joining UFCW Local 832, he worked with various companies as a subcontractor and as a full-time employee that specialize in network infrastructure upgrades, security systems, and various computer technologies.


Chris Noto

Communications Coordinator
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Originally from Brandon, Chris has nearly 20 years of experience working in the technology, print and news media industry. Before joining UFCW Local 832 in 2016 he worked with the Manitoba Provincial Government and as support staff to the NDP MLAs, working on communications projects.

Crystal Klippenstein

Communications Coordinator
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Prior to joining UFCW Local 832 in April 2021, Crystal worked as a communications manager for a member-based, national agriculture organization. She has experience working in internal relations, social and news media and more generally in using communications to provide value to members. Crystal has a bachelor of arts (honours) in rhetoric, writing and communications from the University of Winnipeg and a creative communications diploma with a public relations study focus from Red River College.