Carrie is a lawyer and theatre lover from Halifax. Her work focuses on health law and innovation, while her other volunteer activities include work with professional associations such as the Nova Scotia Barristers’ Society and the Canadian Bar Association. A theatre watcher and occasional performer for as long as she can remember, Carrie has been with SBTS Board since 2014 and became the Chair in 2018.
Originally from Kingston Ontario, Alex moved to Halifax to pursue his post secondary education at Dal, majoring in accounting. Presently, Alex works at Grant Thornton LLP as a designated CPA in Assurance Services and is excited to use his knowledge to further the impact and connections that SBTS has in our Halifax Community.
Originally from California, Jennifer moved to Halifax with her husband and sons two and a half years ago. Her background is in Theatre Arts and Jewish Studies. Jennifer is an Author/Editor/InDesigner for Stellar Publishing.
Sandra is the Founder & CEO of Nava Marketing Inc. She is a communications specialist with a 25-year track-record leading corporate marketing departments in business development, advertising, communications, public relations, media relations, digital marketing, event planning and customer feedback. Sandra was named Progress Media’s Marketer of the Year at the 2009 ICE Awards and received First Place Advertising Campaign at the international Legal Marketing Association Awards in 2010. Sandra has a Bachelor of Journalism (Hons) from University of King’s College, and worked as a reporter early in her career.
Julie is the Registrar of King’s University and has served on the Board since 2018. Julie has over fourteen years of experience in post-secondary education management. She has held progressively senior roles across the entire academic continuum from recruitment to enrollment management to academic advising at Carleton University, Memorial University and Dalhousie University. In all these roles Julie has demonstrated a commitment to student success and a collaborative management style. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in History and English and a Masters of Education in Post-Secondary Education from Memorial University.
Brian Mac Donald has been a public school teacher and principal, and now works with adults who have significant barriers to employment. In an earlier life he taught theatre classes and was fortunate enough to study at a couple of great theatre schools.
Lezlie Oler grew up in Halifax and has returned after many years away in Ontario. There she acquired not-for-profit board experience as founder and co-owner of T.O Corporate Services, a management company specializing in the overseeing and management of boards both corporate and not-for-profit. She is delighted to put her life-long enjoyment of Shakespeare to practical use.
Marcia is an analyst with Davis Pier Consulting and has been a resident of Halifax all her life. Marcia has enjoyed being involved with community theatre from a young age and is thrilled to be able to contribute to the continued success of Shakespeare by the Sea.
When Elizabeth and Jesse approached Kevin to part of the board he did so without hesitation. Kevin is blessed to have the opportunity with other board members to help deliver the exciting Shakespeare experience that people in east coast have come to expect from STBS. Kevin completed the theatre program with honors at Dalhousie University in Halifax. From there he attended the Royal Academy of Dramatic Arts in London, England where he focused his studies on Shakespeare. Kevin returned to Canada to live and work as an actor and producer. Kevin divides his time between acting and producing in both Toronto and Halifax. Kevin wishes the actors and crew of STBS the best summer ever.