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

Exhibitions and Collections

Laura Ritchie, Head, Exhibitions and Collections Management
Danielle Siemens, Interim Registrar
Leonore-Namkha Beschi, Curatorial Administration and Interpretation Coordinator
Josée Blouin, Public Programs and Outreach Coordinator
Sherisse Burke, Preparator, TREX Program
Charles Cousins, Curatorial Designer
Shane Golby, Manager/Curator, TREX Program
Sara McKarney, Exhibitions Coordinator
Dani Rice, Head Preparator
Jordan Rule, Preparator
Clint Wilson, Senior Preparator

Gallery Attendants

Lauren Ball
Paul Blinov
Mitchell Chalifoux
Elisabeth Hill
Ainsley Hillyard
Rebecca John
Katelin Karbonik
Alexandra Morrison
Emmanuel Osahor
Megan Warkentin
Adam Whitford

Education and Learning

Evelyn Liesner, Interim Head, Education and Learning
Nicole Reeves, Education Business Manager

Gallery Educators and Instructors

Patrick Arès-Pilon
Terrena Boss
Matt Bouchard
Liam Coady
Mitchell Dexter
Roger Garcia
Sophie Gareau-Brennan
Liuba Gonzales de Armas
Patrick Higgins
Jesssica Kerekes
Joyce Smayra
Noa Song

Finance and Administration

Pedro Carriel, Deputy Director/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
Victoria Modine, Enterprise and Engagement Liaison
Thom Golub, Enterprise Associate

Guest Services

Clifford Humphrey, Guest Services Representative
Kali Inche, Guest Services Representative
Shelby Johnson, Guest Services Representative
Lisa Lunn, Guest Services Representative

Art Rental and Sales

Rael Lockwood

Shop AGA

Jasmine Bedingfield, Shop AGA Sales Associate
Kali Inche, Shop AGA Sales Associate
Seb Santoro, Shop AGA Sales Associate


Marketing and Communications

Alex Keays, Graphic Designer
Lexi Pendzich, Marketing Coordinator
Sarah Teasdale, Communications Coordinator


Sponsor and Donor Engagement

Megan Bertagnolli, Head, Sponsor and Donor Engagement
Barbara Keir, Donor Services Liaison