Chapter Director Craig is a teacher for the Surrey School District and a member of IATSE Local 118. Craig has won numerous awards for his work directing and designing youth theatre productions. He has been the President for the Surrey Drama Teachers' Association and the ABCDE Surrey Zone Representative for the past 10 years. He has been a member of the Educational Theatre Association since 2009. Craig holds an undergraduate degree in Theatre Education from The University of British Columbia and a Master of Arts Degree in Theatre Production from Central Washington University. He is also the troupe director of troupe #8854 at North Surrey Secondary.
Chief Financial Officer/Webmaster & PTO Co-Coordinator Dana is currently a teacher for the Surrey School District and a technician for IATSE Local 118. He also serves as a member of Vancouver Opera's Educational Advisor Committee and a Director at Large for B.C's Chapter of the Canadian Institute of Theatre Technology. Theatre has been a major part of his life since he joined his high school's theatre tech team in the 10th grade and instantly fell in love with it. Dana holds a Bachelor of Arts from Simon Fraser University with a double minor in Fine & Performing Arts and Kinesiology and a Bachelor of Education from The University of British Columbia.
Educational Theatre Association - International Rep. Hans provides strategic and operational oversight for all external relations and partnerships through membership, chapters, alumni and business development. Hans also serves as the producer for special events for the Education Theatre Foundation. the fundraising arm of the EdTA.
PTF Theatre Manager & Teachers' Conference Co-Coordinator Glen Pope is currently a teacher for the Surrey School District and he has taught drama and stagecraft for over 20 years. He has taught in both the public and private system and he is a former International Baccalaureate DP theatre teacher. He is currently the education representative for the BC section of the Canadian Institute of Theatre Technology. He has his MA in theatre from WWU and a BEd in Drama from UofA.
Secretary & CMC - Community Meetings Coordinator Joan MacLean is a teacher, musician and actor living in Vancouver. She has degrees in Education, Music and Theatre. After appearing on stage all over North America for many years with Kim Leard's Story Theatre Company, she also performed for years in Vancouver. When she first moved to Vancouver, she built and ran a theatre training program for "at risk" youth in the Downtown Eastside at Station Street Arts Centre. Shortly after becoming a mom, Joan played several roles over many years in the long running hit comedy Mom's The Word. She wrote some of the music for and performed in an original clown musical called Thirty Nine and Ticking by Sharon Heath. Joan teaches Drama at Moscrop Secondary in Burnaby, troupe #9002.
Unified College Auditions Coordinator for BC Mark Rossiter is currently in his 8th year teaching in the Surrey School District. He is the Arts Department Head for Fleetwood Park Secondary, and the Theater Company Director for the Dragon Tales Theater Company - Thespian Troupe #8999. In their first 3 years of existence, the Theater Company has successfully produced Game of Tiaras, The Lonely Hearts Club, Into The Woods (Musical), The Outsiders, and Pride and Prejudice. Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of British Columbia with a Major in English and a Minor in Psychology. He also holds a Bachelor of Education Degree from Simon Fraser University.
Canada Wide Student Zoom Playwriting Competition Coordinator Nikki teaches for the Surrey School District and is also a member of the Association of British Columbia Drama Educators and Educational Theatre Association.
Frederick Wong, CPA
Director of Accounting & PTO Co-Coordinator Fred is an accountant by profession, with a deep love and passion for theatre. He specializes in sales/indirect tax issues at BDO Canada LLP, particularly with respect to advisory and operational reviews for charities and not for profits in Greater Vancouver. Fred was heavily involved in youth arts in the Tri-Cities and considers theatre as a major influence and formative experience. Fred holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from the University of British Columbia and is a Chartered Professional Accountant.
BC North - Regional Coordinator Caroljoy has taught drama at Cedars Christian School in Prince George, BC for several years and feels passionately about helping people of all ages be empowered to find their voice and "shine" through drama. Caroljoy also owns SHINE! Speech Arts & Drama where she teaches students from pre-schoolers to teens. Her students perform monologues, duologues, poetry, prose, and mime in the local festival, and her students have gone on to compete in Provincial competition with Performing Arts BC. She also serves as an adjudicator at Speech Arts & Drama festivals and prepares students for RCM practical and theory exams in Speech Arts & Drama. She has a BA in Philosophy Cum Laude with a minor in the Social Sciences from Wheaton College.