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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CURRENT BOARD MEMBERs
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 - DIRECTOR
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 - DIRECTOR
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.
JARED ANUIK - TREASURER
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 lawyer who works in the renewable energy industry and is excited to support Calgary’s creative community as a part of Ghost River Theatre. Melanie earned her BComm and JD degrees from the University of Calgary and also attended the Chinese University of Hong Kong on exchange. She spends her time volunteering in the local community, where she is also a board member of the Famous 5 Foundation, and enjoys travelling and checking out new restaurants.
Stacey Smith works in post-secondary education as a fund development officer, helping to eliminate financial barriers for students looking to pursue their dreams. She is a recent addition to the board and new the arts community, and was inspired to join Ghost River Theatre because of the amazing creativity of the company and their dedication to the community. Stacey has a Professional Cooking Diploma from SAIT and a Bachelor of Commerce Degree from the University of Calgary. She loves to combine her love of the outdoors and travelling with her love of food and wine. After a day of gardening, hiking or kayaking a glass of Riesling is usually not too far away.