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Staff Listing

Working to inspire imaginations, engage generations and transform lives through art

Your AGA is a centre of excellence for the visual arts in Western Canada thanks to this talented and dedicated team. Meet our staff whose hard work creates a welcoming and engaging environment where people are motivated to transform their understanding of the world by connecting with the visual arts.

Staff Listing

Catherine Crowston, Executive Director and Chief Curator
Alle DeMelo, Executive Assistant

Exhibitions and Collections

Mackenzy Albright, Preparator
Lauren Ball, Curatorial Coordinator
Leonore-Namkha Beschi, Curator of Interpretation and Engagement
Sherisse Burke, Preparator, TREX Program
Amery Calvelli, Adjunct Curator, Poole Centre of Design
Charles Cousins, Creative Director
Shane Golby, Manager/Curator, TREX Program
Franchesca Hebert-Spence, Adjunct Curator of Indigenous Art
Elisabeth Hill, Programming and Engagement Coordinator
Sara McKarney, Exhibitions Manager
Dani Rice, Head Preparator
Lindsey Sharman, Curator
Danielle Siemens, Collections Manager/Curatorial Associate
Jessie Ray Short, Adjunct Curator of Indigenous Art
Clint Wilson, Senior Preparator

Gallery Attendants

Kelsi-Leigh Balaban
Mikayla Grove
Mitchell Chalifoux
Luciana Erreque-Sacchi
Alaynee Goodwill-Littlechild
Rebecca John
Rita Neyer
Megan Warkentin

Education and Learning

Dara Armsden, Head, Education and Learning
Nicole Reeves, Education Business Manager

Gallery Educators and Instructors

Terrena Boss (on leave)
Liam Coady
Jesse Cunningham
Jen Dunford
Mitch Dexter
Patrick Higgins
Maria Laboucan-Massimo
Sofia Lukie
Krisna Raynor
Joyce Smayra
Kerri Strobl
Jevon Swanston

Finance and Administration

Pat St. Arnaud, Head, Finance and Administration
Mike Slywka, Head, Facility Operations
Gracie Cai, Accounting Manager
Barry Reed, Accounting Administrator

Enterprise and Engagement

Janette Hubka, Head, Enterprise and Engagement
Alison Besecker, Membership and Volunteer Coordinator
Thom Golub, Enterprise Associate

Guest Services

Shelby Johnson, Lead Guest Services Representative
Amber Hope, Guest Services Representative
Lisa Lunn, Guest Services Representative
Seb Santoro, Guest Services Representative

Art Rental and Sales

Roger Garcia, Art Rental and Sales Installer
Sarah Huffman, Art Rental and Sales Assistant

Shop AGA

Julie Ferguson, Shop AGA Lead Sales Associate
Talia Goa, Shop AGA Sales Associate
Olivia McDonald, Shop AGA Sales Associate
Seb Santoro, Shop AGA Sales Associate

Marketing, Communications and Development

Melanie Houley, Head, Marketing, Communications and Development
Barbara Keir, Donor Services Liaison 
Ana Ruiz, Event and Development Coordinator
Kerrie Sanderson, Marketing and Publicity Coordinator
Social and Digital Media Coordinator, Vacant

Hours - The AGA is temporarily closed

Monday: closed
Tuesday: closed
Wednesday: closed
Thursday: closed
Friday: closed
Saturday: closed
Sunday: closed


AGA members
Youth 0-17
Alberta students 18+
Out-of-province students
General admission
Seniors 65+


2 Sir Winston Churchill Square
Edmonton, Alberta
Canada T5J 2C1