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.

Paul Basahti

Paul Basahti , President

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!

Michelle Coleman

Michelle Coleman , Treasurer

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.

Shivani Naidu-Barrett

Shivani Naidu-Barrett , Secretary

Alberta Justice

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.

Chris Bain

Chris Bain

BioWare ULC

Fringing since: 1995

How do you live large during Festival? Trying to see at least one show that I know nothing about. I want to go into it with no preconceptions and try to experience the journey the writers and performers have in store for us. Then the patio, of course!

Ashley Dryburgh

Ashley Dryburgh

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.

Kevin Fitzgerald

Kevin Fitzgerald

MacEwan University

Fringing since: 1983

How do you live large during Festival? My friends and family hold our own version of “Fringe Academy Awards” after every Festival. We host a big party to pick winners in the various categories and it’s always full of heated debate. It’s become a great annual tradition.

 

Laurie Kellough

Laurie Kellough

ATB

Fringing since: 1994

How do you live large during Festival? By completely immersing myself in it. I’m incredibly grateful to work for a company that supports a flexible work environment so that I can go morning, afternoon and night!

Rachel Kucharski

Rachel Kucharski

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!

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.

Neil Matheson

Neil Matheson

Thompson Construction Group

Details coming soon!

Krista Nelson-Marciano

Krista Nelson-Marciano

APEGA

Fringing since: the early 1990’s

How do you live large during Festival? By walking around and soaking up the ambiance and energy, and by taking advice from the pros on what shows to see.

Carlie Persson

Carlie Persson

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!

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!

Jesse Yuen

Jesse Yuen

ATB

Details coming soon!