Meet our team

Master Instructor

Cara Hetlinger

Cara Hetlinger holds the rank of 6th Degree Master Instructor. She has been instructing TaeKwon-Do since 1995 and has been a member of Unified TaeKwon-Do International since 1990. She began in the children’s program at the age of 9 and received her 1st Degree Black-Belt at the age of 15. She was a member of Team Canada in 1998 and 2000, earning third place in sparring. Cara has a Bachelors Degree in Sociology, a Bachelors Degree in Education, and is a high school teacher for  Wetaskiwin Regional School Division.

Master Instructor

Cory Hetlinger

Cory Hetlinger holds the rank of 6th Degree Master Instructor. He has been instructing TaeKwon-Do since 1998 and has been a member of Unified TaeKwon-Do International since 1996. He began TaeKwon-Do while attending university and after training seven days per week, he received his Black-Belt in only 3 years. He travelled to Eindhoven, Holland in 2000 as a member of Team Canada. Cory has a Bachelors Degree in Physical Education, a Bachelors Degree in Education, and is a high school teacher for  Wetaskiwin Regional School Division.

Cade
Bengert

Chief International Intructor
5th Degree Blackbelt

Mr. Bengert has a Bachelors Degree in Education and is a junior and senior high English and Drama teacher at Pigeon Lake Regional School. 

Alyssa
Coughlan

Chief International Intructor
4th Degree Blackbelt

Ms Coughlan is completing a Masters Degree in Counselling Psychology while working as a Psychometrist at the Centennial Center for Mental Health and Brain Injury.

Alex
Lichtenberger

Senior Instructor
3rd Degree Blackbelt

Mr. Lichtenberger was born in Germany where he became an apprentice Baker until joining the military in 1996.  In 2003, he completed a second apprenticeship as a machinist and immigrated to Canada shortly after to continue working in this trade.

Annalise
Tremblay

Intructor
2nd Degree Blackbelt

Miss Tremblay is enrolled at Grant McEwan University.  She is pursuing a bachelors degree with a major in biology.

Ethan
Wood

Instructor
2nd Degree Blackbelt

Mr. Wood is currently enrolled at the University of Alberta – Augustana, majoring in Physics, Math, and Computer Sciences, in pursuit of becoming a research physicist or teacher.

Lauren
Perras

Instructor
1st Degree
Blackbelt

Miss Perras is currently enrolled at the University of Alberta – Augustana, majoring in biology, in the pursuit of becoming a veterinarian.

teya quinton

Intructor
1st Degree
Blackbelt

Miss Quinton is currently enrolled in Grade Nine at Wetaskiwin Composite High School.