The Gallery Staff
Beth Carter Curator & Interim Director
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Beth Carter is the Curator at the Bill Reid Gallery. Her extensive curatorial career has focused on community involvement and collaboration. From 2009-2015, she worked as Director|Curator at the Nikkei National Museum in Burnaby, BC. Beth was previously Curator of Indigenous Studies with the Glenbow Museum in Calgary, Alberta from 1991-2009, where she worked on many exhibitions, including Honouring Tradition: Reframing Native Art and Nitsitapiisinni: Our Way of Life. She has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of British Columbia and a Masters in Social Anthropology from the University of Cambridge in England.
Catherine Crough Operations Coordinator
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Catherine started at the BRG in 2009 as a volunteer in the gift shop, moved over to memberships and is now the Operations Coordinator. She comes to us from the Vancouver Park Board Community Centres. Catherine brings the experience of 5 artist in residence projects pairing artists with communities using art to build community and as a bridge between communities. The Oak Street Banner project with multiple age groups and the Marianne Penner Bancroft "The Lost Streams of Kitsilano" are two of the five projects. Catherine's heritage includes Metis, Cree from the Red Pheasant Nation in Saskatchewan.
Laurie Buckley Marketing Specialist
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Laurie Buckley is Cree and Metis with mixed heritage but was born and raised in Vancouver giving her a strong connection to the Northwest Coast. Before joining the Gallery, Laurie had spent nearly a decade directing marketing endeavours in both non-profit and corporate organizations. She began working with artist collectives by managing their event planning; this launched her into communications marketing where she oversaw the publicity and community outreach for several small businesses specializing in e-commerce. She is passionate about strategizing and customizing plans to connect organizations with their audience to increase visibility in the marketplace, drive sales, and enhance partnerships with their stakeholders.
Laurence Beauvais Development Coordinator
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Laurence first joined the Bill Reid Gallery as a volunteer in January 2017. After graduating from Simon Fraser University in the spring of 2017, with a major in Communications and a minor in First Nation Studies, she was offered the position of Development and Marketing Coordinator. She is also a recipient of the BC Arts Council Early Career Development grant for 2018. Laurence’s personal interest in Indigenous art stems from her father, a Mohawk stone sculptor.
Samantha Nock Education Coordinator
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Samantha Nock is Cree-Metis originally from Northeastern British Columbia. Her Metis community is located in Ile-a-la-Crosse, Saskatchewan. Samantha joined the Bill Reid Gallery in 2015 as the Education Coordinator. She graduated from the University of British Columbia with a BA in First Nations and Indigenous Studies and Political Science. With a background in youth peer support through volunteer work and involvement with the Native Youth Sexual Health Network, Samantha brings Indigenous and grassroots perspectives to educating. She is actively working to create accessible programming that is by and for Indigenous and marginalized communities. Samantha is passionate about creating educational experiences that bridge the gaps between people while hoping to plant seeds of social change in her students. In addition to being an educator, she is also a published writer currently working on her first book.
Todd C. Tregilges Satellite Shop Manager - Event & Tour Specialist
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Todd is currently a graduate student at the SFU Beedie School of Business. He holds a B.A. in Archaeology and a Diploma in Cultural Resource Management both from Simon Fraser University. His studies focused in large part on the prehistory and First Nations cultures of the Northwest Coast. His undergraduate years were spent working as a Curatorial Assistant for the Museum of Archaeology & Ethnology at SFU. He began commercial gallery work in 2008, working as the Senior Art Consultant with the Douglas Reynolds Gallery until 2015. He went on to do consulting work for Fazakas Gallery and Artwise Consulting, before joining the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art in 2017. Todd is actively involved with event management, and revenue stream development, most recently sitting on the 10th Anniversary Gala Committee. He also actively works on archaeological excavations in collaboration with local First Nations.
Pascale Meehan Satellite Shop Assistant Manager
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After finishing her BA in Anthropology and Hispanic Literature from McGill University in 2008, Pascale went on to complete her Masters Degree in Anthropology from the Université de Montréal in 2010. She has worked as a Spanish, French & English language translator, an Archaeological project director and a sessional Archaeology Instructor. She is currently completing a PhD program through the University of Colorado Boulder, and is passionate about learning about the vibrant living Indigenous cultures of the Northwest Coast. She also actively works on archaeological excavations in collaboration with local First Nations.
Wanda-Mae Anderson Tour Guide
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Wanda Mae worked in the Northwest Territories developing economic and social programs with the Inuit and Dene people for many years. She has academic training in Anthropology from the University of British Columbia (UBC), and has worked as a docent at the Museum of Anthropology (MOA) at UBC, providing informative educational programs for a number of years.
She was first introduced to acclaimed Haida artist Bill Reid in the early 1990s, who at which time inspired her interest and discovery of the Indigenous cultures of the Northwest Coast. In 2008, she became an active volunteer at the current site of the Bill Reid Gallery of Northwest Coast Art (BRG). She then went on to work for the gallery, helping to develop the initial incarnation of the education program. As a contributing member of the education program at the time of its inception, Wanda Mae worked on the website called “The Raven’s Call,” an information based site about the life and work of Bill Reid. With her deep appreciation, and developed knowledge of Northwest Coast culture(s), she has led tours at the BRG since 2016.
Sonja Hebert Visitor Service & Gallery Shop Manager
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Sonja brings over 20 years’ experience of high end sales management skills to the gallery. Her areas of expertise include homeware boutiques, custom framing shops and galleries. Parallel to her position at the Bill Reid Gallery, Sonja is a practicing artist in drawing and installation. She has participated in national and international residencies, exhibited in Canada, and has been involved with various arts organizations. She brings her love of art and customer service to her role, and along with her front staff team strives to provide a memorable experience for all visitors to the gallery and on-site shop.
Darcie Dyer Shop Associate
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Darcie has a B.A. in Art and Design, with a minor in Anthropology from the University of Alberta, and recently graduated with honours from the Diploma in Art History program at the University of British Columbia. She intends to pursue a Masters degree in Art History, and a career in curatorship and exhibition design. Darcie has over eight years of client service experience in the art and culture sector in various employment and volunteer positions. She is enthusiastic to be part of the Bill Reid Gallery and to provide visitors with memorable experiences.
Susan Shirley Accountant
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