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Board of Directors
Intrepid Theatre Company Society is a charitable, not-for-profit society with a rock-star volunteer Board of Directors responsible for its governance. They volunteer for our events, assist with planning and fundraising, and act as ambassadors for Intrepid Theatre in the community.
Kylie Sandham – President
Kylie Sandham is a Registered Professional Planner (RPP) and Project Management Professional (PMP) who has worked in non-profit affordable housing for over 5 years. Kylie is currently Manager of Capital Assets at Greater Victoria Housing Society. Kylie has a B.A. in Sociology and is currently pursuing a Masters Degree in Public Administration. Introduced to performing arts at a young age Kylie developed a love of for theatre that has lasted across place and time. In her off time, Kylie can be found attending theatre performances, flamenco dancing, boot camping, and exploring Vancouver Island. Kylie joined the Board of Directors in 2016.
Bianca Chu – Vice President
Bianca’s came from her hometown of North Delta, and she originally moved to the island for school, but just simply forgot to leave. She now currently works for the University of Victoria, with background in event management, partnership development, volunteer coordination, and student engagement. She can never decide what she enjoys more, so has a mix of hobbies that include: field hockey, eating, law & crime TV dramas, travelling, ice sports, Scouting, and anything crafty. Bianca had a very short-lived performing career in high school, but re-discovered her enjoyment of live theatre and performance when she was introduced to her first Fringe show in 2012 (in Vancouver!). Her passion for volunteering, non-profits, plus quirky & brave art, makes the board a great fit, and is honoured to be part of the Executive Team. Bianca joined the Board of Directors in 2016.
Janine Morris – Treasurer
Janine was born and raised in Victoria, BC and works in Sidney as a Chartered Professional Accountant. After working at a small accounting firm for close to 10 years, she became partner in 2015 at what is now Hughesman Morris, CPA’s. In her role as an accountant, she works closely with many diverse clients, including several local, non-profit organizations, servicing both their accounting and taxation needs, bringing this valuable knowledge and experience with her to the society. Although not necessarily a frequent theatre goer, she attended her first Fringe show in 2014 and is proud to be a part of the team that organizes such incredible events as this one. Being an island girl at heart, she enjoys a spending her free time hiking, camping and boating, accompanied by her husband, Tyler, and her dog, Cooper. Janine joined the Board of Directors in 2015.
Cassandra Togneri – Secretary
When Cassandra was given an opportunity to move to the west coast, she jumped at it. After five years in Montreal as the communications coordinator for the Quebec Drama Federation, she packed up her Mile-End apartment to try her hand at being a true Islander. It’s working out rather well. She is now the co-producer and host of Confabulation, Victoria’s only monthly all-true storytelling show, and a correspondent for the Confabulation podcast that features stories from across the country. She also works for the province of British Columbia as a communications professional. Cassandra is delighted to join Intrepid Theatre Board of Directors to support bold, innovative, and independent theatre in Victoria.
Yukari Peerless – Director
Yukari was born and raised in Japan and came to Canada in 1998 and is one of Canada’s most influential Japanese bloggers in North America. One of her first jobs in BC was working for the Canadian College of Film and Acting. Watching student films, seeing acting showcases, and participating in evening acting workshops fuelled Yukari’s interest in the theatre arts. While not enjoying Fringe Festival, Uno Festival, Monobrow or other local Victoria shows, Yukari is the owner of Lucid Communication, a consulting firm in Victoria providing a variety of services to Japanese and Canadian clients. Yukari joined the Board of Directors in 2015.
Morgan McPherson – Director
Morgan has been an avid Fringe-goer, volunteer, and occasional staffer since 2003, when she first moved to Victoria. A long-time participant in a variety of arts, she has worked both onstage and in the orchestra pit throughout high school and continues to make music on a variety of instruments at present. She considers the Intrepid Theatre gang family, and is proud to be in her second year as Board Member at Large, helping to support her favourite theatre company in any way she can. An avid cross-stitcher, musician and game-player, Morgan can most be often spotted attending or volunteering for a theatre performance and chatting with strangers in line-ups. Morgan joined the Board of Directors in 2016.
Andy Dawson Reid – Director
Andy retired to Victoria in 2015 from a forty-year career in IT in academia in the UK; twenty years as a network specialist in the University of London before becoming Director of Computer Services at Eton College and then finally IT Director at St Paul’s School in London. For two decades Andy also helped to run a leading youth theatre in the south of England, as well as writing, directing and teaching drama at Eton and St Paul’s. Andy joined the Board of Directors in 2017.
Melanie Tromp Hoover – Director
As a long-time patron of Intrepid Theatre’s work, Melanie has been constantly inspired by the bravery and creativity of this company. For the past 9 years, she’s held a variety of roles in support of local theatre, including Fringe volunteer, theatre reviewer for CVV Magazine and four years on Atomic Vaudeville’s board of directors (including design and execution of the promotional campaign for Ride the Cyclone‘s 2011 tour across Canada). Outside of the arts community, she led communications and marketing programs at UVic and Island Savings before moving into the non-profit world with a leadership role at Children’s Health Foundation of Vancouver Island.