Board of DirectorsCircusWest2019-10-09T16:27:03-08:00
Board of Directors
CircusWest is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors elected annually by our membership at the Annual General Meeting. Our Board provides governance, oversight, policy and strategic to the organization.
Per Section 5.4 in our Bylaws, the Board will be composed of a number of directors to be set by Board Resolution from time to time, which number will be between three (3) and eleven (11). We are now accepting nominations for open positions at the AGM but we are also permitted to receive them from the floor at the AGM. If you are interested in putting your name forward to be nominated to the Board at our AGM on November 20, 2019, please read and review the Nomination & Selection Guidelines. Looking for more information or want to discuss in detail? Email email@example.com.
Andrea’s passion and strength has always been connecting people.She has worked within marketing for businesses and non-profits for over two decades and has broad experience working on boards and is well versed in board policy. Her daughter’s avid interest and continued participation in CircusWest drew her to join the Board in 2016.
Carole is an RN at the BC Children’s Hospital. She’s also a parent of a CirKid in the Performance troupe. Carole joined the CircusWest board in 2016, and is a member of the Organizational Structure committee.
Paul is an Enterprise Architect for a business software company, and a triathlete. His teenage daughter has been attending CircusWest since she was 7. Paul’s interested in the benefits of sports for kids. He joined the CircusWest board in 2016.
Gavin is a Chartered Professional Accountant – Certified Management Accountant (CPA, CMA) and the Director of Finance with a Vancouver software company. His daughter is a CirKid. Gavin enjoys a wide range of performing arts, including circus arts, theatre, and music.
Kris joined the board in 2017. He is active in CircusWest adult sessionals, CATS, and IT, doing a wide variety of circus arts. He joined the board to add his perspective to CW’s direction. You can usually spot him or his super hero costumes on the gym floor practicing circus.
Brenda and her family have been hanging out at Circus West since 2010 when her daughter started as a Home Learner Lion. This is Brenda’s first year on the board. She is keen to share her knowledge and ideas of recycling with Circus West.
Shawn and family are active CircusWest members. For over 6 years his two boys have been Cirkids, most recently in Centre Ring. Shawn is a circus enthusiast himself and participates in CircusWest’s Aerial, Partner Acro, and Main a Main classes. He brings his knowledge and experience as a multidisciplinary dance and acrobatic instructor.
Andrew was introduced to Circus West through his wonderful daughter. She attended a summer camp last year and enjoyed it so much they enrolled her into an afterschool program. She looks forward to it every week. Throughout most of his career, Andrew has worked with non-profit organizations. He is currently the Operations Manager with B.C. Schizophrenia Society. He joined the board to help CircusWest continue their great success.
Halldor is a parent of an enthusiastic CirKid, and sometimes, when parenting permits, works as a lawyer. In his first year on the board, Halldor brings his love of law, circus, risk management, and not-for-profit organizational management to the board.