KAMLOOPS ARTS COUNCIL
Terri works with the KAC Board of Directors to oversee the organization, including partnerships, fundraising, staffing, and media. With extensive experience working in management positions with non-profits, she relishes in the satisfaction of working for the community and the necessity of leveraging every contribution that comes to support the organization. She has completed her Graduate in Tourism with Royal Roads University. Before moving to Kelowna and New Westminster, Terri spent her early youth in Kamloops, and has recently returned to calling Kamloops her home.
Crossing Bridges Outreach Coordinator
Lorel was born with an urge to create. After over 25 years of working with her hands and successfully marketing her art through galleries, gift shops and trade shows, her passion is to now share her love of the arts with others. For Lorel, being part of an organization that helps reach those that may not have the chance to create or realize the benefits of art in their lives is extremely rewarding. She enjoys finding innovative ways to improve or expand the outreach program which helps to create opportunities for other artists. Also important is finding time to work on her own artwork, teaching and mentoring others. While Lorel draws, paints, creates clay sculptures, murals, mixed media, and installations, she continues to appreciate all things art.
Originally from the West Kootenays Leah is excited to be working with the Kamloops Arts Council helping local artists to showcase and feature their work to the Kamloops community. She is passionate about the art community and enjoys creating opportunities for artists through the KAC Galleries. “There is nothing more inspiring for an artist than to see their collection of work professionally displayed in their own exhibition.” Leah has a background in graphic design and publishing. She is an entrepreneur, volunteer and artist who takes great pleasure in painting, drawing and sharing her work with others.
Indigenous Arts Intern
Shay Paul is a contemporary artist and graphic designer living in Tk’emlups te Secwepemc and attending Thompson Rivers University to obtain a Bachelor of Social Work. She has put on two independent, self-organized exhibitions and is the project director of the Indigenous Resurgence Project. When she’s not creating art, she is volunteering her time in various circles to better indigenous livelihoods. Her studies and her volunteer work have taken her all over the country, from facilitating conferences in some of the biggest cities, to working face to face with rural indigenous communities in the north. What ties all of these endeavours together is the passion that Shay has for encouraging the resurgence of indigenous cultures and practices, and how that can improve the state of indigenous livelihoods across Canada.
Office Administrator Intern
Rebecca is local to Kamloops and is a recent graduate from Thompson Rivers University with a Bachelor of Tourism Management, specializing in Events and Festivals. She has worked in the marketing field previously, and helped put on events through her schooling. Rebecca is passionate about helping others and challenging herself in new fields. In her spare time, she dabbles in photography and enjoying the great outdoors. During her time at the KAC she is excited to challenge herself, gain experience, and help grow the arts community in Kamloops.
Marketing Co-op Student
Born and raised in Kamloops, Alex is currently a co-op student with the Kamloops Arts Council and is a Bachelor of Arts student studying psychology at Thompson Rivers University. She grew up with a passion for dance, singing, music, and thrived in competitive dance, as well as attending the New York City Jazz festival in 2017 with her jazz choir and participating in the Dance the Magic program in Disneyland California in 2015. Alex also found enthusiasm for other art disciplines such as drawing, painting, and more in high school and received the District Dogwood Scholarship in 2017 for fine arts. She continues to pursue the art disciplines as a hobby in her spare time, and is now a part of the WolfPack cheerleading squad who placed fifth at worlds in January 2020 and a career ambassador for CEL. Alex has a vast interest in communal involvement, wishes to connect herself more towards the arts in the future, and encourages others to be open to new experiences.