Staff & Board of Directors


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

Carol-Palladino1 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.
Briana Briana Sadler –Program Assistant Briana Sadler has over 15 years experience working and performing in the area of the arts. After completing her degree at Concordia University in Art History, she had the pleasure of working with various arts organization’s; such as the Segal Centre, Nanaimo Art Gallery, Vancouver Art Gallery, Contemporary Art Gallery of Vancouver, and The National Gallery of Scotland. In her spare time, you may catch her volunteering with the Revelstoke Multicultural Society or selling her artwork at local markets in town.
 Lorna  Lorna Higdon-Norrie  Before retiring to Revelstoke in 2012, Lorna had a lengthy career in the private, public and academic sectors.  After an early period in broadcasting, she held management and executive positions in the federal government; was a Vice-President at TELUS Corporation, and worked with the leadership groups of both the University of Alberta and McMaster University.  She has also had a lifetime interest in the arts and cultural sectors, and was a founding Director of the Winspear Centre in Edmonton, and a Director of the Edmonton Symphony Orchestra.  She has an MBA from the Schulich School of Business at York University in Toronto.
 Attachment-1 (1) 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.
Kerry  Kerry Dawson – Director Kerry’s career choice as an arts administrator provided her with an extensive background in all aspects of the arts; performing, literature, visual and architecture. This background has enabled her to act as adviser, consultant, facilitator, and overall generalist in the not-for-profit fields. She has had numerous opportunities to work with various not-for-profits and organizations to assist them with identifying long-term goals and achieving desired results.

Since returning to Revelstoke, Kerry has dedicated her volunteer time to The Revelstoke Hospice Society, the Revelstoke Hospital Auxiliary, and the Adult Literacy program at Okanagan Collage. She is pleased to be a part of the Revelstoke Arts Council Board.

tina lindegaard 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.
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.
20161203_203311 (2)  Katheleen Bailey – Director

Born and raised in Galt, Ontario I was highly active in the performing arts community. I moved to Calgary in my early twenties and settled in with family & jobs. There my most memorable experience was volunteering for 8 years with the Calgary Folk Fest.

I do miss the Jubilee auditorium and the Jack Singer Concert Hall, but the very best alternative is the state of the art facility of the Revelstoke Performing Arts Centre.

I have always been a patron of the arts, and I am grateful for the opportunity to give back.