The Ghost River Theatre Board of Directors are made up of an eclectic group of passionate volunteers drawn from Calgary’s diverse professional community.  The Board serves as ambassadors for GRT’s artistic works to the broader community and provides valuable oversight and guidance to ensure GRT remains a sustainable not-for-profit arts organization within the cultural ecology of Calgary, Alberta and Canada.

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Michelle Forrieter - PRESIDENT

Michelle Forrieter is a lawyer working in Alberta's energy industry and is thrilled to be a part of the excellent Ghost River Theatre team. Although always an avid theatre-goer, the Ghost River Theatre Board is her first behind the scenes involvement in the professional theatre community, and she is constantly inspired by the depth of commitment and creativity that she has seen at Ghost River Theatre. Michelle holds a BA in Political Science, a BSc in Environmental Science, and an LLB, all from the University of Calgary. Like many Calgarians she loves spending time out the mountains hiking, camping and skiing, and has become an avid gardener since having a little plot of earth to call her own.


Curtis Marble is a new member of the Board. He is a lawyer and practises in a number of litigation areas, in particular international arbitration and commercial litigation. Curtis holds a BA in political science from the University of British Columbia an MA from the Norman Paterson School of International Affairs at Carleton University and a JD from the University of Calgary.  He loves flying, and holds private pilot and glider pilot licences.


Kevin Suddaby is a Mortgage Associate with Invis Inc. and has a long history in the real estate industry as a homeowner, landlord, renovator and home builder.  Kevin has been involved with the Calgary arts community for many years and provides mortgage services to a large number of its members.  He is also an avid theatre goer and fine art collector.  Other non-profit involvement include fundraising initiatives for Angles in the Night, an Invis Inc. national charity raising funds to assist the homeless in Canada return to work.   Kevin holds a Chef Certificate from SAIT, a Diploma in Horticulture from the University of Guelph, a BSc in Geography from the University of Calgary and is a licensed Mortgage Associate in AB.  Kevin golfs in the summer months and curls in the winter months.  He enjoys travel, his ridiculously large family and his good buddy Felix, a rescue dog from the American Brittney Rescue. 

Dave Belcher

Dave is a financial executive with over 30 years of experience in Calgary’s oil & gas industry.  Dave was originally involved with Ghost River during the transition from its founding artistic director, Doug Curtis, and has now come back to help provide guidance as it embarks on a new adventure as part of the West Village Theatre.



Jared is a Chartered Professional Accountant working as an auditor in the Public Sector. Jared has always been interested in theatre, starting at the age of 5 when he was awarded a supporting role in his elementary school's version of "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs."  He is very excited to apply his financial knowledge and experience to the Ghost River Theatre society, as well as make connections with the theatre community of Calgary.  In his spare time, Jared likes to go biking, snowboarding, collect vinyl records, and be caregiver to his cat Charlie.


Melanie Pituch is a corporate commercial lawyer who is excited to be involved in Calgary’s creative community as a part of Ghost River Theatre.  Melanie earned her BComm and JD from the University of Calgary and also attended the Chinese University of Hong Kong on exchange. She spends her time supporting the local community, where she is also a board member of the Famous 5 Foundation, volunteers with the Calgary International Film Festival and tries to check out every new restaurant.