CEO:Clarence Shields

Graduated from University of Alberta in 1973 with a Bachelor of Science degree.
In 1973 joined his father in Fort McMurray creating SML Industries Ltd.

Developed an A & W Drive Inn, Smitty’s Family Restaurant, Dairy Queen and 5 other independent restaurant, bar & nightclub facilities located in Fort McMurray

Acquired Redwood Ready Mix with 3 plants and Gravel pits located in Fort McMurray, Barrhead & Westlock.
Owned & managed commercial warehouse & retail space.

Managed a human resource numbering 300 employee’s
In 1985, with the introduction of the NEP, Like many in Alberta, the Shields Family lost all their business interests and were forced to start all over again.

Jack Shields continued on as the Member of Parliament, brother John started a successful career in Radio based out of Victoria B.C.  Jim a successful greenhouse operation on Northern Vancouver Island.  Clarence moved to Leduc, starting his first venture for the Shieldco Group of Companies.

Controller: Sharon Yamkovy

AGLC Authorized VLT Manager

Blackjacks Roadhouse

Airways Country Inn

Airways Airport Parking

Blackwolf Run Holdings Ltd.

JDK Investments Inc.

Shieldco Consulting Ltd.


Head Chef: Joven Brolagda

Red Seal Chef Northern Alberta Institute of Technology 2019


Event Coordinator/Manager: Krysta Shields

Graduate Red Deer College in Hospitality Management

Event & Marketing management

AGLC authorized VLT managements

All AGLC operating certificates


Marketing/Social Media Manager: Tyler Grant

Graduate of MacEwan University in Journalism



Graphic Design


Northern Lights Supply Owner/Manager: Derek Shields

 All AGLC operating certificates for operating a cannabis retail store




A key reason for the success of all the Shieldco Group ventures is the quality of our employees. Walk in and you will find our staff to be outgoing and welcoming, with a service style that makes you feel right at home. We hire the best, we empower them with expertise, and we let them be themselves. Most of all, we give them opportunities to grow both professionally and personally. Management and staff opportunities are often available at the Shieldco Group of Companies. Please view current Staff and Management opportunities Here