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.

ASHLEY DRYBURGH

ASHLEY DRYBURGH , President

Edmonton Community Foundation

Fringing since: 1998
How do you live large during festival? A freshly poured pint of Grasshopper, a hot and crispy green onion cake, and a sunny spot in the North Big Rock Beer Tent listening to artists talk about their shows.

Rachel Kucharski

Rachel Kucharski , Vice President

Deloitte

Fringing since: 1997
How do you live large during Festival? By taking in a show, enjoying a street performer at the Maclab Wine Tent, then off to another show!

Kim Frey

Kim Frey , Secretary

ATB Financial

Fringing since: 2001
How do you live large during Festival? By making sure I see plays that challenge me so I can broaden my perspective.

Arman Chak

Arman Chak

ForensicLaw

Fringing since: 1991
How do you live large during Festival? Bringing my daughters to KidsFringe is the best way to engage in the Fringe atmosphere of creativity and drama! As a family, we live large by engaging in activities which range from crafts to seeing the hard work of the volunteers at KidsFringe to making the Fringe experience memorable and fun.

Paul Basahti

Paul Basahti

Entrust

Fringing since: 1987
How do you live large during Festival? By entering a world of unique stories and characters with mini-donuts, Fringe dogs, and the Fringe patios!

Brian Heidecker

Brian Heidecker

Sawridge Trusts

Fringing since: 2002
How do you live large during Festival? Talking to as many Fringers as possible…preferably in the Big Rock Beer Tent!

Crista Osualdini

Crista Osualdini

McLennan Ross LLP

Fringing since: 1995
How do you live large during Festival? I relax in the outdoor patios, especially the Maclab Wine Tent which has live entertainment.

Carlie Persson

Carlie Persson , Treasurer

PwC Canada

Fringing since: 1995
How do you live large during Festival? By taking in the whole experience. Indoor shows, street performers, Fringe patios, and oh yeah – don’t forget the food vendors, especially those mini donuts!

Brian Lakey

Brian Lakey

TELUS

Fringing since: 1992
How do you live large during Festival? Catch a show, the hit the Maclab Wine Tent and enjoy some good conversation and food with friends.

Russ Fenske

Russ Fenske

GoAuto

Fringing Since: 1994
How do you live large during Festival? By staying up late and trying to sneak into the Late Night Cabaret – the best kept secret at the Festival.

James Song

James Song

Prowse, Chowne LLP

Fringing Since: 1984
How do you live large during the Festival? Casual reunions with friends I have not seen for years, and three generations of family all united by their love of Fringe!

Don Smith

Don Smith

Bamboo Investments

Fringing since: 2008
How do you live large during Festival? Spending time with my family. Enjoying KidsFringe with my grandkids and letting them pick a play for us to enjoy. Taking in play a play alone with my wife, followed (or proceeded) by dinner and wine.

Michelle Coleman

Michelle Coleman

MNP

Fringing Since: 2009
How do you live large during Festival? By taking the opportunity to lose myself in the experience and when possible become part of the story. Leave life behind for a few days and enjoy the journey.

Elder Francis Whiskeyjack

Elder Francis Whiskeyjack

Culture Resource Elder

Fringing since: 2015
How do you live large during Festival? By eating lots of different foods!