The Gallery Staff
Allison Andrachuk Director and CEO
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Allison brings a wealth of experience as a senior leader, with over fourteen years of involvement in not-for-profit organizations as well as ten years in the cultural sector. She was formerly the Director of Tides Canada Initiatives where she was responsible for program strategy and operational oversight of a range of Indigenous, environmental and social programs across Canada. Prior to her tenure at Tides Canada, Allison was Manager of Operations and Public Programs at the Contemporary Art Gallery in Vancouver.
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.
Beth Carter Curator
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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.
Wayne Louie Marketing Specialist
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Jordie Luggi Education Specialist
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Jordie is Dakelh from her father’s side and Wetsuwet’en on her mother’s side, and is a member of the Frog clan through her mother. Her family home is in the community of Stellako, located in British Columbia’s northern interior. Jordie moved to Vancouver in 2010 to attend post-secondary and graduated from Emily Carr University of Art + Design in 2014. Throughout the years, she has worked in indigenous communities with youth in various capacities, and is happy to bring both her professional and personal experiences to the education programs at the Bill Reid Gallery.
Todd C. Tregilges Satellite Shop Manager & Buyer
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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, archaeology 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, 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.
Cheryl Kaka'solas Wadhams Visitor Services & Gallery Shop Manager & Buyer
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Cheryl is a member of the ʼNa̱mǥis Nation with connections to the Maʼa̱mtagila, and Mama̱liliḵa̱la Tribes of the Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw Nation and is herself an artist. She has many years of sales and merchandising experience in her own business, as well as working for Lattimer Gallery. She is a double alumni from Langara College and holds a Degree in Aboriginal Studies and a Diploma in Small Business, and her experience includes work with the BC Assembly of First Nations and Native Education College. Cheryl is also an active member of the local Kwakwa̱ka̱ʼwakw Cultural Sharing Group and is participating in a Kwak'wala language program through the First Nations Endangered Language Program at UBC. She hopes to bring fresh, new ideas forward and support the work already accomplished for the Visitors Services and the Gallery Shop. Cheryl is honoured to have the chance to work at the Bill Reid Gallery. email@example.com
Karen Francis Gallery Associate
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Karen is a mother of two boy’s and a member of the Gitxsan Nation, as well as Nisga’a, Tlingit, Tsimshian from a strong Matrilineal line of Chief’s from Gitanyow her great grandmother Elizabeth and Godfrey Good and Rena and Frank Benson. She has a BFA Fine Arts Degree majoring in oil painting from Emily Carr College in 1996, as well as a degree in Aboriginal Tourism from NEC 2015. She hopes to bring her understanding of her Northwest Coast Culture to Visitor Services to share and help others to have a better understanding of the art and culture of her people.