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.
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.
Shawna Gosnell Gallery Associate
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Shawna Gosnell is Nisga’a originally from Northwest Coast British Columbia. Her community is called New Aiyansh, that is the capital of the Nisga’a Nation and one of four communities. She joined the Bill Reid Gallery in 2017 as a Sales Associate. She has a desire to provide ultimate customer experience and enjoys sharing informative insight on Northwest Coast art. Shawna graduated from Capilano University with a Bachelor’s Degree in Tourism Management. Combined with her formal education and direct work experience, she has a passion for the tourism industry and involvement with people.
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 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.
Wanda-Mae Anderson Gallery Docent
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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 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: “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.
Pascale Meehan Gallery Docent & Event Support
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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.
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.