Arts Revelstoke Staff

Indigenous Outreach & Engagement Facilitator

Board of Directors

Arts Revelstoke Staff

Miriam Manley

Artistic & Executive Director

Miriam’s career spans the arts in both the UK and Canada, including the Arts Council of England and the Banff Centre for the Arts where she programmed, funded and developed festivals, films, events, residencies and professional development courses. The Banff Centre’s policy of putting the artist first continues to drive Miriam to support artists and the creation of new work. As Artistic and Executive Director of Arts Revelstoke, Miriam strives to balance popular acts with more challenging work, including contemporary dance, while creating opportunities for the community to meaningfully engage with the arts.

Miriam’s career spans the arts in both the UK and Canada, including the Arts Council of England and the Banff Centre for the Arts where she programmed, funded and developed festivals, films, events, residencies and professional development courses. The Banff Centre’s policy of putting the artist first continues to drive Miriam to support artists and the creation of new work. As Artistic and Executive Director of Arts Revelstoke, Miriam strives to balance popular acts with more challenging work, including contemporary dance, while creating opportunities for the community to meaningfully engage with the arts.

Maggie Davis

General Manager

With a rural upbringing in community theatre and an ongoing passion for songwriting and performance, Maggie understands the necessity of music, art and culture to a thriving community. With an Honours B.A in Sociology & Anthropology and  years of experience as a booking agent and marketing manager for independent Canadian artists, Maggie is excited to bring her experience and passion for performance to the Arts Revelstoke team.

 

With a rural upbringing in community theatre and an ongoing passion for songwriting and performance, Maggie understands the necessity of music, art and culture to a thriving community.

Kenley Knock

Community Dance Connector

Born and raised in Saskatoon, Kenley Knock graduated from the University of Calgary with her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a specialization in Ballet through the School of Alberta Ballet. May 2010 she was awarded her Associate’s certificate from the Cecchetti Society of Canada and her Associate Diploma in December 2013; studying pedagogy under many teachers. Teaching in Calgary, Saskatoon and B.C. has given Kenley experience working with children of all levels, instilling confidence and passion in each and every one of her students.

In 2014 Kenley received both her 200hr Yoga Teaching Certificate and her Children’s Yoga Teaching Certificate and loves to use yoga to balance the body and keep dancers healthy. She has travelled the world performing and doing what she loves. Through her teaching, Kenley hopes to encourage everyone to achieve their goals and to always pursue their dreams.

Kenley Knock moved to Revelstoke 5 years ago and is a new business owner with THE STUDIO Dance & Wellness. Partnered with Jacqui Gardiner these women are beyond thrilled to bring a local dance studio to their home and hope to bring more arts to community. Kenley is so very excited to be a part of the Arts Revelstoke team as the Community Dance Connector and promises to share her passion with the community as a whole; making efforts to reach as many people as possible through dance.

Born and raised in Saskatoon, Kenley Knock graduated from the University of Calgary with her Bachelor of Arts in Dance and a specialization in Ballet through the School of Alberta Ballet.

Lisa Moore

Indigenous Outreach & Engagement Facilitator

Lisa has lived in Revelstoke for nearly 30 years, raising a family, working in Indigenous Education in the local school district for 9 years, and connecting strongly with the land around us. As a Métis woman she sees herself where the Métis have always been – a bridge between peoples. Her passion is to educate herself through developing relationships with local First Nations, with Elders and Knowledge Keepers, classes and time on the land.  She hopes to use this education to promote reconciliation between Indigenous and non-Indigenous peoples.

Lisa has lived in Revelstoke for nearly 30 years, raising a family, working in Indigenous Education in the local school district for 9 years, and connecting strongly with the land around us.

Josiah Olson

Theatre Technician

Josiah has been a valued member of our technician team for years.  He has been the man behind the incredible sound for Street Fest, LUNA, Guerrilla Gigs and our Performance Series at the theatre.  Josiah is an asset to our team as he brings his hard-work and incredible knowledge of audio and lighting to our productions.  Although he has moved to Vernon and started his own audio company, Olson Live Audio, his dedication to Arts Revelstoke can be found in his odometer as he returns to Revelstoke.

Josiah has been a valued member of our technician team for years. 

James Baker

Theatre Technician

James is a professional audio engineer with more than a decade of experience.  He has travelled across the globe with his audio skills and we are thrilled to have his hard work and knowledge on our team at the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre.

James is a professional audio engineer with more than a decade of experience. 

Sage Riegel

Bookkeeper

Sage grew up in Revelstoke and has decided to make it home again since finishing her degree in Management and Accounting.  Upon her return she started her own bookkeeping business with the intention of supporting local businesses. In her free time, you’ll see her on the trails running, mountain biking, or dirt biking with her dog, Osa.

Sage grew up in Revelstoke and has decided to make it home again since finishing her degree in Management and Accounting. 

Board of Directors

Kathy Siemens

Chair

As a founding Vice President of the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre Society and a singer with Folk Roots and Dinner Theatre experience, Kathy brings both performance and operational experience to her role of Director with Arts Revelstoke. She recently retired to Revelstoke from the Okanagan and is enjoying living close to her family, watching her grandchildren grow, gardening and exploring for turtles!

As a founding Vice President of the Vernon & District Performing Arts Centre Society and a singer with Folk Roots and Dinner Theatre experience, Kathy brings both performance and operational experience to her role of Director with Arts Revelstoke. She recently retired to Revelstoke from the Okanagan and is enjoying living close to her family, watching her grandchildren grow, gardening and exploring for turtles!

Carol Palladino

Past Chair

Carol arrived in Revelstoke in 1979 and has since been involved as a volunteer with many groups in the cultural and social sectors.  Since the mid 90’s her main focus has been Arts Revelstoke and Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre.   Carol finds the arts, in all forms, nourishing to the soul.  She is happy to contribute her organizational and financial skills in assisting and promoting the arts in Revelstoke. Carol is currently Chair of the Arts BC Board and also a Director for the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council.

Carol arrived in Revelstoke in 1979 and has since been involved as a volunteer with many groups in the cultural and social sectors.  Since the mid 90’s her main focus has been Arts Revelstoke and Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre.   Carol finds the arts, in all forms, nourishing to the soul.  She is happy to contribute her organizational and financial skills in assisting and promoting the arts in Revelstoke. Carol is currently Chair of the Arts BC Board and also a Director for the West Kootenay Regional Arts Council.

Caroline Dixon

Treasurer

Caroline brings almost two decades of financial expertise to the Art Revelstoke Board. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) who specializes in forensic accounting and fraud investigations. In addition to her love of the arts, Caroline is passionate about creating fraud awareness, helping people mitigate risk and protect themselves from fraud. She has experience working in numerous industries including public sector, police services, healthcare, construction, and not-for-profits. In her spare time, you can find Caroline running, mountain biking or learning to ski with her kids at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

Caroline brings almost two decades of financial expertise to the Art Revelstoke Board. She is a Chartered Professional Accountant (CPA) who specializes in forensic accounting and fraud investigations. In addition to her love of the arts, Caroline is passionate about creating fraud awareness, helping people mitigate risk and protect themselves from fraud. She has experience working in numerous industries including public sector, police services, healthcare, construction, and not-for-profits. In her spare time, you can find Caroline running, mountain biking or learning to ski with her kids at Revelstoke Mountain Resort.

Melissa Klages

Secretary

Originally from Ontario, Melissa has attended the University of Guelph, Dalhousie University and the University of Maastricht.  She moved to Revelstoke from Banff in 2008.  For the past 10 years she has been a practising lawyer in and around Revelstoke and has sat on various subcommittees for the City of Revelstoke.  Melissa is a long-time lover of the arts in all forms and wants to contribute to Revelstoke’s thriving art scene.

Originally from Ontario, Melissa has attended the University of Guelph, Dalhousie University and the University of Maastricht.  She moved to Revelstoke from Banff in 2008.  For the past 10 years she has been a practising lawyer in and around Revelstoke and has sat on various subcommittees for the City of Revelstoke.  Melissa is a long-time lover of the arts in all forms and wants to contribute to Revelstoke’s thriving art scene.

Uri Naprstek

Director

Uri Naprstek is a retired hi-tech project manager and consultant. He grew up in the Czech Republic and immigrated to Canada in 1969 in order to continue traveling the world. Uri has volunteered most of his life, especially while his four children were growing up. His connection to the arts has been mostly through business support of his wife’s fine art endeavours. In his role as a director of Arts Revelstoke, Uri is primarily interested in the continued financial success and viability of Arts Revelstoke in the coming years.

Uri Naprstek is a retired hi-tech project manager and consultant. He grew up in the Czech Republic and immigrated to Canada in 1969 in order to continue traveling the world. Uri has volunteered most of his life, especially while his four children were growing up. His connection to the arts has been mostly through business support of his wife’s fine art endeavours. In his role as a director of Arts Revelstoke, Uri is primarily interested in the continued financial success and viability of Arts Revelstoke in the coming years.

Josee Zimanyi

Director

Josee Zimanyi has been a Revelstoke resident since 1990. She has a passion for artistry, innovation, adventure, outdoor activities and music. Josee co-founded the Modern Bakeshop and Café and spent 14 years leading the business, overseeing finances, kitchen operations and menu development. She also has 15 years experience cooking for ski lodges, tree planting camps, private groups, and the Canadian cross-country team at two Olympics. Josee created edible art installations including Michelangelo’s David and a Chocolate Gingerbread Zoetrope at LUNA Fest in 2017 and 2019.

Josee Zimanyi has been a Revelstoke resident since 1990. She has a passion for artistry, innovation, adventure, outdoor activities and music. Josee co-founded the Modern Bakeshop and Café and spent 14 years leading the business, overseeing finances, kitchen operations and menu development. She also has 15 years experience cooking for ski lodges, tree planting camps, private groups, and the Canadian cross-country team at two Olympics. Josee created edible art installations including Michelangelo’s David and a Chocolate Gingerbread Zoetrope at LUNA Fest in 2017 and 2019.

Laura Stovel

Director

Laura is a writer, historian and environmentalist who was born and raised in Revelstoke. Her deep connection with this land and these rivers and her work in social justice inspired her most recent book, Swift River: Stories of the First People and First Travellers on the Columbia River around Revelstoke.

Laura is a writer, historian and environmentalist who was born and raised in Revelstoke. Her deep connection with this land and these rivers and her work in social justice inspired her most recent book, Swift River: Stories of the First People and First Travellers on the Columbia River around Revelstoke.

Kathleen Bailey

Director

Carolyn Gibson

Director

Carolyn and her family moved from Toronto to Revelstoke in 2013 to be closer to the mountains and all that they offer. A self described “jobler”, Carolyn has pieced together an entrepreneurial life that focuses on supporting small business development and resilience. In between skiing and hiking, she currently is a professor in the Business Department of Okanagan College, advises on the Queens MBA program and is Coach for StartUp Revelstoke. Although her career in music and dramatic arts from her grade school days never amounted to anything, Carolyn continues to love theater, music and art, and the creative minds behind these necessary elements in our lives . She hopes her work with Arts Revelstoke can help to continue the vibrant and thriving art community in Revelstoke.

Carolyn and her family moved from Toronto to Revelstoke in 2013 to be closer to the mountains and all that they offer.

Sarah Erikson

Director

Sarah grew up in a music-loving household.  She continues to share her passion for the music community by volunteering her time to Arts Revelstoke and by organizing her own grass-roots festival- Blue Heron Night of Music-here in Revelstoke.  She is an asset to Arts Revelstoke both as a director and as a dedicated volunteer.

Sarah grew up in a music-loving household.

Kyra Sklar

Board Member

Kyra moved to Revelstoke in 2021 with a strong desire to immerse herself within the vibrant community.  She brings with her an educational background in commerce and a major in marketing, to Tourism Revelstoke as their Marketing Coordinator.  She joins our board as an arts enthusiast and brings her experience with Early Music Alberta & Alberta Arts on the Ave.

Kyra moved to Revelstoke in 2021 with a strong desire to immerse herself within the vibrant community.

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