Staff & Board of Directors


Revelstoke Arts Council is governed by a group of committed Board Members and Staff:

committed Board Members and Staff:

Carol Palladino Carol Palladino – Chair  Carol arrived in Revelstoke in 1979 and has since been involved as a volunteer with many groups in the cultural and social sectors.  Since the mid 90’s her main focus has been the Revelstoke Arts Council and Revelstoke Visual Arts Centre.   Carol finds the arts, in all forms, nourishing to the soul.  She is happy to contribute her organizational and financial skills in assisting and promoting the arts in Revelstoke.
 MM  Miriam Manley – Executive Director Miriam moved to Revelstoke over 5 years ago and for most of that time has been running the Revelstoke Arts Council.  Her driving passion in the job is innovative programming, cross-community partnerships and creating a busy creative environment at the Centre.  She has a diverse background in theatre, politics, new media and film and previous worked at the Houses of Parliament, Arts Council England and the Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity. Outside work Miriam loves to hike, cross country ski, attend Festivals of all kinds and spend time with her husband and daughter.
IMG_7124 (1) Briana Sadler –Program Assistant Briana Sadler has over 15 years experience working and performing in the arts. She has a degree in Art History from Concordia University. She is enjoying her new role creating a cultural hub for people working and creating in Revelstoke, BC.
lorna  Lorna Higdon-Norrie
Carolyn Johnston– Director Carolyn has been a National Park interpreter, a television producer, a professional writer, a communications consultant, and a midwife. She is now semi-retired. She has served on the boards of six non-profit organizations.In her spare time, Carolyn loves knitting, design, outdoor sports, reading, and film.  She also loves beauty, which is why she moved to Revelstoke in 2014.
 kmdaw  Kerry Dawson – Director
Tina Lindegaard – Director I am a local artist living and working out of my home studio, Begbie Studios.  Born in Copenhagen, Denmark, I spent my most formative years there and then moved with my family to Canada in 1975.  I eventually settled here in Revelstoke, BC and have made this my home for over twenty years.  Following a career in the airline industry and a degree in marketing and management, I returned to my passion in the fine arts and finished my BFA in 2008.
 Shaun-Aquiline  Shaun Aquiline – Director
 Mike-610x343  Mike Murphy – Director
 Uri cropped  Uri Naprstek – Director I am a retired hi-tech staff & projects manager/consultant. I grew up in the Czech Republic and immigrated to Canada in 1969 in order to continue traveling the world. I have volunteered most of my life, especially while my four children were growing up. My connection to the arts has been mostly thru support of the business side of my wife’s art and crafts. In my role as a director of RAC, I am primarily interested in continuation of financial success and viability of RAC in the coming years.
 Katheleen Bailey – Director