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 , 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.
Paul Basahti , Vice President
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 , Treasurer
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 , Secretary
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 , Vice President
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!
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.
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.
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.
Elder Francis Whiskeyjack
Culture Resource Elder
Fringing since: 2015
How do you live large during Festival? By eating lots of different foods!