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!

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!

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!

Kevin Fitzgerald

Kevin Fitzgerald

NorQuest College

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 Financial

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!

Shivani Naidu-Barrett

Shivani Naidu-Barrett

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.