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.

Anna-Lise ter Mors – President

Like all good Islanders, Anna-Lise grew up mostly outside; bounded only by shorelines and mountaintops. At a young age, she discovered that on this island anything was possible – or at least worth trying.  After spending a considerable amount of time in other places, Anna-Lise decided to settle back down on the Island is the Senior Development Officer with the BC Cancer Foundation. She loves the West Coast lifestyle that allows her to pursue gardening and eating with equal, year-round, passion. In 2012, Anna-Lise was invited to her first show at the Intrepid Theatre. Impressed by the talent, she became a big fan. Still not particularly comfortable under the spotlight, she decided to apply her enthusiasm to back-stage endeavors and joined the board with a commitment to develop a sustainable fundraising strategy. Anna-Lise joined the Board of Directors in 2013.

Alan Chaffe – Vice President

When not enjoying local theatre productions or travelling the world, Alan enjoys long drives and beaches. His first fringe festival he attended was here in Victoria at the Metro Theatre in 2007 and he has been a huge fan and supporter of fringe festivals ever since. He has an MA in Economics from the University of British Columbia and a Master of Education in Leadership Studies from the University of Victoria (UVic). Currently, he is completing a PhD in Leadership Studies at UVic with a focus on community leadership and development.  He has nearly ten years of experience serving on various local and national non-profit Boards of Directors in various capacities; the Boards he has served on include queer, political, educational, and other activist organizations. When not in the theatre, working, or volunteering, Alan can be found running along the ocean training for road races or swimming laps at Oak Bay pool. Alan joined the Board of Directors in 2015.

Janine Morris – Treasurer

Janine was born and raised in Victoria, BC and currently works in Sidney as a Chartered Professional Accountant. In this role, she works closely with 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 a frequent theatre goer, yet, she attended her first Fringe show in 2014 and is excited 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 and her dog. Janine joined the Board of Directors in 2015.

Kylie Sandham – Secretary

Fascinated by human diversity, community development, and the “public interest,” Kylie completed a degree in Cultural Anthropology in 2010 and since then has focused her career on non-profit management and community planning.  With a bias for action and a penchant for learning Kylie completed a Master’s Certificate in Project Management in 2012, was certified as a Project Management Professional in 2013, and became a Registered Professional Planner in 2016.   An engaged citizen and serial volunteer, Kylie has served on Boards of Directors for charities, non-profits, and professional organizations.  Introduced to Performing Arts at a young age, Kylie got a taste of the “behind the scenes” lives of artists and developed an intimate connection to the Theatre that has lasted across place and time.  A bold and passionate professional herself, Kylie joins Intrepid with aspirations to learn, give back, and connect.  By contributing to Intrepid Kylie seeks to enable artists to maximize on their potential, spark dialogue, and revel in the brilliance that is provocative, contemporary theatre. Kylie joined the Board of Directors in 2016.

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 fueled 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.

Bianca Chu – Director

Bianca currently works at UVic in Alumni & Development. Experience in event organizing, sponsorship, volunteer coordination, and engagement. She can never decide what she enjoys more, so has a mix of hobbies. Interests include field hockey, eating, law & crime TV dramas, travelling, camping, ice sports, Scouting, arts & crafts. Bianca re-discovered her enjoyment of live theatre and performance when she was introduced to her first Fringe show. Her passion for volunteering makes the board a great fit. Bianca joined the Board of Directors in 2016.

Morgan McPherson – Director

Morgan is a Fringe Hero. She has been attending the Fringe Festival since 2003, volunteering since 2007, had a staff Front of House position in 2012 and in 2014 took her vacation during the Fringe and saw over 32 shows. Morgan play bass clarinet in two different concert bands (the Greater Victoria Concert Band and the Don Wright Symphonic Winds), and cross-stitches like a madwoman (you may have seen her handiwork at Intrepid’s front desk).  She works in healthcare at the Royal Jubilee Hospital, in outpatient physiotherapy and she loves it to bits.  Morgan joined the Board of Directors in 2016.

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