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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.
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.
Paulette Goodman (she/her) – 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.
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) – Co-Vice President
Bio coming soon.
Alan Humphries – Co-Vice President (he/him)
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.
Alison Ross, BA., MA., CPPA (she/her) – Director
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 Andronicus, Cyrano 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) – Director
Bio coming soon.