BOARD OF DIRECTORS
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.