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Jennifer Lord, Executive Director

Jennifer has a wealth of experience as an arts administrator in the not-for-profit sector with over fifteen years professional experience including project management, arts programming, revenue generation, financial management, strategic planning & community engagement. Most recently she worked for Creative City Network of Canada as the General Manager for three years & Vancouver Opera for eight years as the Special Projects & Community Engagement Manager. Past experience includes General Manager of Dancers Dancing as well as arts administration for the Vancouver Playhouse, Belfry Theatre (Victoria) & Harbourfront (Toronto). Jennifer is a passionate advocate for arts, culture & heritage, & welcomes the opportunity to work for this dynamic organization.  

Jennifer joined WVCAC as Executive Director in April 2016.

Steven Snider, Gallery & Communications Coordinator

Steven Snider has been with the WVCAC since 2009, having started as part-time summer staff while attending the esteemed IDEA School of Design at Capilano University. As Gallery & Communications Coordinator, he is proud & excited to aid the WVCAC’s mission of promoting artists & providing the public with opportunities to meaningfully engage with art.

Ardis Nelson, Volunteer & Art Box Coordinator

Ardis brings experience in human resources & the volunteer sector to her position as Coordinator of Volunteers & Art Box. She has many years of experience as a volunteer with Yaletown House Society and Foundation, BCIT Alumni Association, Ballet Productions Canada Society, Coastal City Ballet, & other community organizations. She worked in the health care sector in HR administration prior to her career as a “knowledge philanthropist”. As a lifelong supporter & consumer of the arts, she has a particular love for dance & theatre, as well as visual arts.  She is committed to the notion that arts & culture play a vital & necessary role in the life of communities, & welcomes the opportunity to put this commitment into practice at WVCAC.    


Kirith Bains, Education & Outreach Assisstant

Kirith Bains is arts programmer, free-lance art instructor, & advocate for the arts. Born & raised in Vancouver, she has grown up appreciating the diverse and colourful landscape of Vancouver. She holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from UBC. She majored in Art History with a specialization in Asian Art & a minor in Sociology. Her love for the arts led her to work in arts programs for the community. She has several years of experience of working with children & adults in arts programs to develop their ability to express themselves & their ideas. Starting from high school with after-school arts programs to working to coordinate arts programs with arts organizations such as Port Moody Arts Centre, Still Moon Arts Society & Deer Lake Art Gallery. Currently, she is the Education and Outreach Assistant at West Vancouver Community Arts Council. She believes that art is an amazing proactive way of bringing the community together & creating positive change for children & youth.

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