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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.
Bianca Chu – Co-President
Bianca first joined the Board of Directors in 2016, and is now into her fourth year on the board as Co-President. She has proudly held a few roles, including serving as Director, Secretary, and Vice President. Bianca loves all things creative, and was introduced to Intrepid for the first time as an audience member at UNO Fest, and the rest is history.
Born in Taipei, but growing up in North Delta, she originally decided to come out to the island for school, and simply forgot to leave. She currently works for UVic, specializing in the areas of community events, athletics, youth engagement, and sponsorship/ partnership development.
Outside of work, you can find her running kids summer camps, exploring overseas, or trying new recipes. Her passion for volunteerism, community, plus quirky & brave art, have made the ITC board – and what they stand for – a great fit.
Tom Daly – Co-President
Tom is originally from the small town of Kimberley, BC and moved to Victoria in 2007. He obtained a professional certificate from Camosun College, a BA from UVic with a major in Greek and Roman Studies, and a graduate certificate from Royal Roads University. Tom has held a number of professional roles in the Ministry of Attorney General and is currently a manager of articled students and professional development. In his free time Tom is an aerial circus instructor and performer. Tom originally became involved with Intrepid as a performer, then as a donor and volunteer, and joined the Board of Directors in 2018.
Cassandra Togneri – Secretary
Cassandra grew up in Martintown, Ontario where with the help of her theatre-loving family, began her lifelong involvement with theatre of all kinds. She obtained a BA in Theatre Arts from York University in Toronto, and a Graduate Diploma in Communications from Concordia University in Montreal. She spent five years as the director of communications for the Quebec Drama Federation where she promoted, supported, and advocated for the Montreal community, independent, and professional theatre. She has been living in Victoria for five years where she works in government communications. She is the co-producer, co-host and story coach for Confabulation, Victoria’s only monthly live storytelling event. She is honoured to serve on the Board of Directors for Intrepid Theatre to support its bold and exciting vision..
Paulette Goodman – Treasurer
Paulette obtained her Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree in 2014 from Laurentian University, followed by her CPA, CGA designation in January 2019. After accumulating over 10 years’ experience working in public practice accounting, she recently made the move to private industry where she now manages financial operations for a large private company. She is thoroughly enjoying the change and the opportunity to use her skills in a new and challenging way.
Paulette made the move to Victoria from Toronto back in 2010 with her husband. She loves living in Victoria and can’t imagine ever moving back East. She lives in Fairfield with her husband and their young daughter.
A lover of the arts, Paulette is always interested in taking in a live show – whether it’s music, theatre, or comedy. She has been a long-time patron of Canada’s Fringe Festivals both in Toronto and here in Victoria. She is excited to join Intrepid Theatre’s board to help give back to the community and do her part to keep Victoria a thriving artistic hub.
Paulette has previously volunteered with Girls Rock Camp Victoria, and for Victoria General Hospital.
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, Melanie has been constantly inspired by the work this singular company presents to Victoria audiences. For the past 12 years, she’s held a variety of roles in support of local theatre, including as a Fringe volunteer and local arts reviewer and podcaster. Outside of the arts community, she’s led communications and marketing programs in the post-secondary, private and non-profit sectors and currently leads a team of environmental educators for the Capital Regional District.
Alan Humphries – Director
After 30 years on the prairies, Alan achieved a life-long ambition of living by the ocean firstly on the east coast in Halifax and after deciding the west is best moved to Victoria in spring 2019. He is a retired professional civil engineer and former Assistant Deputy Minister with a provincial government. He was a long time supporter and volunteer with the Edmonton International Fringe Festival and a board member of the Edmonton Freewill Shakespeare Festival, as well as a volunteer with the Royal Nova Scotia International Tattoo. He is thrilled to be part of the Victoria theatre community and member of the Intrepid Board of Directors.