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.

Colette Baty (she/her) – Director
Bio coming soon.

Shay Boechler (she/her) – Secretary 

Born and raised in Vancouver, B.C., Shay feels fortunate to currently live, work and play on the lands of the Lekwungen-speaking Peoples. Community engagement is Shay’s passion and she has spent over ten years working alongside Indigenous communities across Canada to support community-based language revitalization efforts. More recently, Shay has been involved in a research initiative that seeks to transform the tech and innovation ecosystem for and with Indigenous People. Shay holds a degree in Applied Linguistics from the University of Victoria.

Shay originally became involved with Intrepid as a volunteer for the Victoria Fringe Festival. In her free time, she can be found hiking, camping and stand up paddle boarding.

Maggie Chapin Caravaca – President (she/her)

Maggie Chapin Caravaca comes from a background of theatre performance, arts administration and performing arts venue and organization leadership. She has worked as actor, director, voice and acting coach, as well as working with governmental arts and culture commissions and councils. She was a co-founder of Bag&Baggage Theatre, Managing Director of Tears of Joy Theatre, and Manager of the Sherwood Center for the Arts – all in the Portland Oregon, Metro area. And pre-COVID, she served as the Culture & Events Manager for the Downtown Victoria Business Association. She holds an MFA in Theatre Performance, and a BA in Theatre and English Literature.

Born and raised in Portland, Oregon, Maggie was lucky enough to hitch a (permanent) ride to Canada with her wife, a dual Canadian/US citizen. And even luckier, her awesome wife landed them on Vancouver Island. She also spends a lot of time knitting, kayaking, hiking, camping and being outdoorsy with her overly intelligent dog, Sydney. Maggie first become involved with Intrepid at the Victoria Fringe Festival as a volunteer, wining Volunteer of the Year in 2018.

Nicole Malcolm (she/her) – Director

Nicole Malcolm is an arts administrator, storyteller, and creativity facilitator whose work now takes place primarily on the traditional lands of the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations in Victoria, BC. Part of the administrative leadership for Pacific Opera Victoria since 2014, she first arrived as apprentice stage manager in 2009. After three seasons in stage management, two as Box Office Manager, four leading the fundraising department, and one year away working at the Canadian College of Performing Arts, Nicole is honoured to lead the opera’s sales, communications, and audience development teams as Director of Marketing & Communication since September 2019.

A wearer of many hats, her passion is creating spaces and opportunities for artists, audiences, and community to find joy and good health through the shared moments of learning, exploration, and understanding that storytelling sparks. She was recently announced as the University of Regina Theatre Department’s Distinguished Alumni for 2021

Alison Ross, BA., MA., CPPA (she/her) – Treasurer

Alison is Métis (Cree-Orkney Settler) from Red River Settlement and Norway House. Alison is a UVic alumna and completed her Master’s degree with a specialty in Northwest Coast art. She taught Art History as well as Antique and Collectibles courses at the University of Victoria, Malaspina (now VIU) and Camosun College and has been a guest speaker at many events. Alison worked at and owned  Kilshaw’s Auctioneers Ltd. During her twenty plus years in the auction world, she became an accredited personal property appraiser. Acting as an appraiser/Pawnmaster, Alison starred in History Television’s “Pawnathon Canada”. In 2019, Alison closed Kilshaw’s and opened  Alison Ross Appraisals Ltd. She is currently on the University of Victoria’s Dean of Fine Arts Advisory Committee and is a director of  The Union Club of  British Columbia and head of the Club’s Art Committee. Alison has supported Intrepid Theatre by auctioneering at the annual Merry and Bright fund raiser and is excited to further champion the performing arts by joining the Intrepid board.

Amanda Lisman (she/her) – Director

Amanda is a long-time supporter of Intrepid Theatre, having performed in, worked for, and attended their many festivals and performances for over a decade. A graduate of the University of  Victoria (Anthropology), the University of Alberta (Acting), The Citadel/Banff Theatre Program and the Stratford Festival’s Birmingham Conservatory, Amanda’s acting credits include three seasons at the Stratford Festival (Titus AndronicusCyrano de Bergerac), Alberta Theatre Projects (Betty Mitchell Award for Venus in Fur), Royal Manitoba Theatre Centre (Winnipeg Theatre Award Nomination for 23.5 Hours), The Segal Centre (Montreal English Theatre Nomination for Noises Off), and roles with Theatre Aquarius, The Arts Club, The Citadel, Western Canada Theatre, Blue Bridge Repertory, and The Belfry. TV credits include Suits, iZombie, Reign, A Veteran’s Christmas, Supernatural, Private Eyes and Zoey’s Extraordinary Playlist. Amanda teaches acting for stage and screen, voice and speech, and other aspects of theatre for the University of Victoria, the Victoria Academy of Dramatic Arts, The Stratford Festival’s Teaching Shakespeare Program, and Lifetime Networks.

Karrie Wolfe (she/her) – Vice President

Bio coming soon.

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Intrepid Theatre is located on the lands of the Lekwungen People, now known as the Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. We give our thanks and respect to the stewards of these lands, and to elders, past, present and future.