Our Board of Directors
"Charlie" is a Chartered Professional Accountant who found his way back to the theatre. He took his first acting class back in High School. There, he learned first-hand how theatre and acting can build self-confidence in oneself while presenting on stage. Throughout High School, he continued with acting, script-writing, and improv. After high school, he pursued a degree in business and obtained his CPA designation. He found his way back when he connected and learned about RCTC’s passion to promote programmes which teach and develop self-confidence in individuals and the community.
Nigel began his theatrical career with a critically-acclaimed turn as ‘Tree’ and ‘Candy Cane’ in “Hansel and Gretel” at age five. More recently (and relevantly), he is one of the founding members of Shadows and Dreams Theatre Company, which produces a Shakespeare play every summer at the bandshell in Queen’s Park in New Westminster. He has been the resident lightning designer for RCTC since it’s inception, and designed light for dozens of other productions around the lower mainland. He is also on the board of Monster Theatre. In real life, Nigel is a computer programmer, and, oddly enough, does this for “fun”.
Amanda is a multidisciplinary artist who has been involved with RCTC as a performer, director and hot-glue gun extraordinaire. Amanda has received her BFA in Acting as well as a Masters of Business Management which supports her day job in Student Engagement at the University of British Columbia. Previously for RCTC, Amanda has performed in Ghost of a Chance and The Farndale Avenue Housing Estate's Murder Mystery as well as directed Check Please and Cheaters. She is so grateful to be part of building a safe and accepting community with RCTC and looks forward to continuing to be part of a wonderful group of artists and people.
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Sharon Haasdyk, CPA, CGA
Sharon has long been an advocate of providing opportunities to children to learn responsibility for themselves and to others, because this is how confidence and self-esteem are developed, and from there, anything is possible. She is also a strong believer in the importance of a vibrant, connected, healthy community. When her two children were accepted in the ensemble for RCTC’s Sleeping Beauty Panto in 2013, she was excited to find this organization that shares the same values. As a designated accountant, Sharon’s experience spans public practice, industry and municipal work. She has enjoyed many volunteer roles, including five year with Girl Guides of Canada. She has volunteered as Front of House staff for RCTC for the last six years, and is looking forward to making her contribution as a Board Member.
Greg has a background in operations and technical management enjoying the experiences of team work in the development of new initiatives and programs and always learning much along the way. Joining the RCTC Board was inspired by a lifelong love of live theatre in the community. A marine engineer who grew up in BC, he spent years at sea before settling on the west coast to serve in various capacities in the local marine industry and more recently in energy utility regulation. Feeling arts and culture to be essential to community resilience, he finds serving with the RCTC Board to be one of the many ways to support the arts and encourage enjoyment of stage performance by all.
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