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.
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.
Catherine has been a professional visual artist since 1984 and creative expression has always been the driving force behind her life and art. Over the years, she has travelled internationally as a street caricature artist, taught art journaling/mixed media workshops and successfully ran her own art studio/café. With her focus now on painting full time, Catherine also enjoys working part time as the Exhibitions and Marketing Director at VASA (Visual Arts Studio Association) of St. Albert.
Catherine is thrilled to join the SkirtsAfire board and is very excited to contribute to the creative growth and exposure of women in the arts.
Rebecca is thrilled with the opportunity to join the talented SkirtsAfire board. A fierce champion of empowering women in all fields, and most specifically the arts, she believes in using her years of experience as a communicator to create and maintain opportunities for artists to share their stories and creative vision!
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.