BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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.
Gregor is the Atlantic Business Development Manager at Colliers Project Leaders, and the former Executive Director of the Atlantic Film Festival. A creative problem solver with a passion for design thinking and purpose driven innovation, he is a results oriented executive with extensive leadership, corporate/business development, non-profit, governance and project management experience.
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.
Sandi is the AVP Residential and Retail Credit Risk Management with Manulife. She is a passionate people leader finding success in building teams who work together towards common goals. She drives change through collaboration and communication and finds creative ways to get to a solution. This need to drive change is evident in Sandi’s volunteer work as well. She is the chair of a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Committee at Manulife as well as the executive sponsor for the LGBTQ+ employee resource group. The arts have been a constant influence for Sandi as she completed her Bachelor of Arts at Acadia University majoring in Music before completing her graduate degree at the University of Calgary. She is thrilled to be able to support SBTS and the arts community in Halifax.
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.
Lawrence is the Director of the Lawyers’ Insurance Association of Nova Scotia. Originally from Moncton New Brunswick, he attended Dalhousie University and then law school at U.N.B. Upon graduating in 1989 he moved to Ontario where he served as in house counsel to various insurers. In 2017 he returned to Halifax to take up his current position. In addition to his current roles he also Chairs the insurance law section of the Canadian Bar Association N.S. Branch. Growing up, music played held prominent role (he learned piano, percussion and a bit of trumpet for a change in tempo), attended summer camps at Mount Allison and attendance at the Atlantic Symphony when it rolled into town and at events at the Playhouse in Fredericton and Mount Allison were common. To this day, Oscar Peterson at the Playhouse in the 1970s still stands out.
Becky is a Communications Associate at Nova Scotia Community College, with her primary focus on the One Nova Scotia goals as a One NS Steering Committee member. Having moved to Nova Scotia shortly after completing her Bachelor of Music at UPEI, Becky understands the importance of the creative arts and the impact it has on community. As a theatre lover, she is excited to contribute to the success and growth of Shakespeare By The Sea.