BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Angela Walsh Noble - Past Chair
Angela recently joined the Pemberton Arts Council in the Spring of 2020, and brings with her a variety of experiences in the non-profit arts sector including artist-run-centres board of directors, creating programming and helping to orchestrate special events. Angela has a particular passion for art education with over 20 years of experience teaching art to both the young in age and young at heart. Continuing to build on the already prominent place local arts and culture have for those in Pemberton and the surrounding area is a focus for Angela, as is locating/building a permanent space for PAC to call home and for the local arts to thrive. When not volunteering with PAC, Angela loves to spend her time in the great outdoors with her husband and dog, or in the great indoors with a good cup of tea, her easel, a canvas and some oil paint.
Katelyn Spink - Director
Katelyn was born & raised in Pemberton, and has a passion for the community and the Arts. With a past career in the music industry and a current one in business, Katelyn joined the Arts Council in hopes of creating an avenue for more live music and events within the community. When not volunteering with PAC, Katelyn can be found running her Real Estate business, belting tunes out with her guitar and enjoying the outdoors with friends.
Jill Patrick - Director
Jill is a writer from the N'Quatqua Nation, of the St'at'yemc people. She brings three years of non-profit development and communications experience to the Pemberton Arts Council, as well as her passion for building a more just and inclusive community. She believes that the creation and enjoyment of art should be accessible for everybody. In her time off, Jill writes novels, is a new snowboarder, and wants to learn how to skateboard.
Keita Thomas - Director
Keita has returned to her Canadian hometown of Pemberton after a sixteen-year hiatus. After a career in theatre and film as a stage designer and scenic artist, she now paints in mixed media and runs her online art business. Ever-passionate about the impact of creativity on the human experience, Keita hopes to work with the arts council to create a home for all types of art-makers and connect people through art events in our community. In her free time, Keita can be caught singing her heart out, walking in the woods, or chasing her three kiddos around the family farm.
Vanessa Lafontaine - Director
Vanessa has over 5-years of experience working for local governments. From communications and community engagement to frontline volunteer roles, she is passionate about supporting community initiatives and projects. In 2022, she joined the Pemberton Arts Council to learn more about non-profit management and to lend her accumulated experience to the organization. Vanessa can also be found on the Lost Lake bike trails motivating her daughter through the climbs or combing the beaches of Lillooet Lake looking for pretty rocks to tumble.
Susan Holden - Director
Susan Holden is strategic, creative, and caring. She strives to have a positive impact in the world through sharing compassion and supporting people and projects. She has a Master of Counselling Psychology degree and has worked and volunteered in community services and healthcare for over twenty years. Her arts and culture experience includes; senior arts organization administrator, creative hub board director, event organizer, arts and culture funding strategist, and twenty years as a professional musician. She has guided teams in healthcare, hospitality, financial services, social services, and arts and culture. She is gratified to find ways to support others to do their best work.
Anna Lynch - Executive DirectorAnna, a sea to sky local since 2010, has spent the past three years working with Arts Whistler. She brings eight years of non profit experience to the role of Executive Director, as well as holding a personal connection with the arts, as a textile and visual artist herself. She hopes to spend her time on the Pemberton Arts Council enhancing the community, creating memorable events and connecting people. In her spare time Anna enjoys mountain biking, skiing, knitting and painting, all enjoyed with a large mug of tea.