Our Fearless Board of Directors
A big thanks to our Board Members for their incredible leadership, as well as the members of our Board Committees: Artist Relations, Community and Resource Development, Finance, Volunteer Relations, Legal, and Policy.
Shivani Naidu-Barrett , President
Fringing since: 1995
How do you live large during Festival? By taking time off work, getting the Fringe program, talking to people in line about their favourite shows, and catching as many recommendations as possible.
Krista Nelson-Marciano , Vice President
How long have you been fringing? Since the early 1990s
What do you love about Fringe? I love how the Fringe and the spirit of fringing contributes to a vibrant Edmonton!
What is your favourite Fringe treat? The company of good people in the beer gardens!
Freelance Director, Producer, Writer
How long have you been fringing? 1987
What do you love about Fringe? I love spending whole days on-site, seeing back to back shows, talking with people in line about their recommendations, having artists give me their elevator show pitch & then meeting friends for a drink and talking about we’ve seen. I always feel part of something amazing at the Fringe!
What is your favourite Fringe treat? Mini-donuts
Michelle Coleman , Treasurer
How long have you been fringing? It was our introduction to Edmonton! 10 years
What do you love about Fringe? Chance to connect with the community.
What is your favourite Fringe treat? Wood-fired pizza
CFO at Humanoid Studios
Fringing since: Since High School… and no I won’t say how long that has been!
What do you love about Fringe? The atmosphere, passion and the many ways you can enjoy the community. Whether I am sitting back to watch some theatre or if I am going to see friends on the grounds, there is always something to match my mood.
What is your favourite Fringe treat? It’s a very close race between mini donuts and the beer tent.
Fringing since: 1983
Thompson Construction Group
Details coming soon!
James Song , Board member - Business Adventures Committee/ Legal Counsel
Prowse Chowne LLP
Fringing Since: 1984
What do you love about Fringe? The vibe, the artists, the multi-generational family appeal of this incredible cultural juggernaut!
What is your favourite Fringe treat? Food truck shwarma
Jesse Yuen , Secretary; Board Member
Fringing Since: 1994 (on and off, but that was my first fringe!)
What do you love about Fringe? I love anything that brings out the vibrancy in our community. Local, national, international talent that not only brings life to Edmonton during the Fringe, but also throughout the year as it creates a space for people to create, tell stories and grow community.