Lana is delighted to be working with the SkirtsAfire Board, bringing her background in organizational development to support the Festival’s growth. Having a love for the arts, she’s inspired by the talented Festival volunteers and staff who are dedicated to showcasing amazing women artists. Lana is proud to join such a remarkable team.
Angelica is a fundraising and business development professional working in the non-profit sector. She fell in love with the arts while in her previous role as Corporate Relations Manager at the Citadel Theatre, and currently works as a fundraiser for the Stollery Children’s Hospital Foundation. Angelica loves getting involved in initiatives that build community and bring people together and is thrilled to serve on the SkirtsAfire board.
Kelsie wears many hats. She’s a dance and yoga teacher, dancer, choreographer, PhD student at the University of Alberta and co-Artistic Director of CRIPSiE, Edmonton’s integrated dance company. She’s thrilled to be working with the SkirtsAfire Board to support the Festival shining a light on the extraordinary women artists in Edmonton.
Deb has always had a love for the arts from theatre and live music, to dancing and literature. In her role in marketing and community relations at a law firm, she has the opportunity to give back to the community through events and volunteer work. In her spare time she is an aspiring writer and avid reader. She is excited to join the SkirtsAfire board and help promote this amazing festival.
Sam joined the SkirtsAfire board in January of 2017. Her love of theatre and spoken word poetry performance pieces led her to join an incredible network of women that are equal parts dynamic and inspiring. Sam got her start in the spoken word art scene when she was living in Istanbul, and she is inspire by the space that SkirtsAfire occupies in the women’s empowerment world. SkirtsAfire has enriched the lives of many women, and Sam is extremely excited to be a part of that.
Sandra is a senior business leader, executive coach and management consultant. She brings business acumen, leadership skills, and Board expertise with her. Sandra is passionate about developing others and helping them to achieve their goals and dreams. Joining the SkirtsAfire Board is like a dream come true for her. The perfect marriage between Sandra’s love of theatre, Edmonton area festivals, and supporting smart, talented, amazing women. She is excited about being part of this very capable team and offers her strategic and operational expertise to the Board.
Nallely is a passionate and enthusiastic teacher. She enjoys traveling and learning about other cultures and traditions.
She was born and raised in Monterrey, Mexico. In 2011, she set off on an adventure and moved to Beijing, China where she worked at an international school as a teacher and academic coordinator.
Nallely moved to Edmonton in 2016, and soon after, she and her husband welcomed their baby daughter to the world. Nallely and baby had an amazing experience doing Yoga in the Art together at SkirtsAfire Festival, and she felt drawn to be more involved with the organization. Nallely feels fortunate to live with her family in such a positive city with so many exciting opportunities. She is excited to be a SkirtsAfire board member and contribute to making a difference in the community.