Jim Hendry was a journalist at The Peterborough Examiner for 32 years, retiring as managing editor. He continues to write two editorials a week for the Examiner. He and his wife, Judi, have attended all but two ReFrame Festivals, often with their children. As a journalist, Jim won several Ontario Newspaper Association writing awards and did a six-week study tour of England, Ireland and Scotland as a Harry Brittain Fellow. He currently chairs the Peterborough and District United Way board of directors and is secretary of the Kawartha Golf and Country Club board. He organized a group that supports two government-sponsored Syrian refugee families and is bringing a third family to Peterborough under private sponsorship. He and Judi enjoying hiking, canoeing and cycling whenever possible.
Jeannine Taylor has a lifetime of experience in marketing, media, and communications, and over 20 years specializing in digital marketing and website development. She founded the first local online media site Quid Novis in 1996, which is now known as kawarthaNOW.com. Her awards include Peterborough’s Business Woman of the Year, a Premier’s Award nomination, the Maryam Monsef Peterborough Kawartha Women in Leadership Community Award, and a City of Peterborough Civic Award for chairing the development of Millennium Park. Jeannine’s combination of technical, communications, marketing and social media skills are put to work daily as Publisher of kawarthaNOW. As a grad of the Arts Administration program at Fleming College, JT is committed to supporting the local arts sector, is a member of Peterborough’s Arts Culture and Heritage Committee and is thrilled to be involved with ReFrame.
Doug Chivers-Storey has worked for the Ontario Public Service for over 15 years, currently as a Human Resources Business Advisor. He grew up in Peterborough, attending Adam Scott and Trent University where he earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree while participating in student government and running the Ceilie. A lover of disc sports, Doug has organized disc golf and ultimate tournaments as well as coordinated a winter league while contributing to policy development for both sports. Doug spends his leisure time with his wife Sally, playing disc golf, cross-country skiing, and kayaking in the beautiful Kawarthas as well as across the globe. Their greatest love is travel.
Glen Jones is a Senior Certified Financial Planner with TD Wealth Management. Glen has also taught as a part-time instructor at Georgian College, and worked as a corporate trainer. On a volunteer basis he has taught financial literacy programs to disadvantaged residents of his community. He served as a board member of the Muskoka Steamship & Historical Society from 1995–2006, serving as Secretary of the Board for most of those years. In Peterborough from 2012 to 2016, he served as a committee member of the Juke Box Mania committee, a fundraising project of the Peterborough Community Counselling and Resource Centre (CCRC). Glen holds an M.A. and a B.A. in Business Administration from York University. He is an enthusiastic and committed player of board games.
Deborah Berrill is a Professor Emeritus at Trent University where, following twenty years with the Queen’s Faculty of Education, she founded the Trent School of Education and Professional Learning, known for its commitment to social justice and inclusion. Deborah has won multiple higher education teaching awards at the local, provincial and national levels and she was the first recipient of the Learning Disabilities Association of Ontario’s Educator of the Year Award. She also worked for over 20 years with a First Nation community on community-based literacy initiatives. Most recently she has been very involved with sponsorship and resettlement of refugees, including with the Trent University WUSC Student Refugee Program. She is continually humbled and inspired by newcomers to Canada.
Susan Bacque is a seasoned public sector leader having led quality improvement projects in health care and managed housing and homeless services for various municipal governments. She held senior positions in the provincial government focused on affordable housing solutions. She received two Reach for Excellence Awards as a provincial Director and was named a ‘Municipal Champion’. Susan worked on several award-winning and widely-broadcast documentaries. A founding Director for Peterborough’s new art hive Creating Space, she has also served on the boards of the Kawartha Haliburton Children’s Aid Society, Na-Me-Res, Seeds of Change, Camp Wanapitei and Five Winds Cross Country Ski Club. Susan holds an M.A. from OISE and a Certificate in Project Management. She is the mother of three talented daughters and a wonderful son-in-law, grandmother of Leo and Willa, loving partner to Simon, and is filled with gratitude to live in this extraordinary community.
Steve MacDonald has worked in the charitable sector for 20 years. He has held leadership roles at Peterborough Regional Health Centre Foundation and George Jeffrey Children’s Foundation, and is currently part of the leadership team at Lakeridge Health Foundation. He has a Bachelor of Environmental Studies degree from the University of Waterloo and Master of Public Administration degree from Queen’s University. Steve volunteered as a “Big Brother” with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Peterborough for 10 years and has also served on several volunteer boards including Peterborough Humane Society and Peterborough Public Library. He enjoys travel, spending time with his pets, and a variety of sports. Steve and his wife, Amanda, have been attending and supporting ReFrame since 2007.
Melanie Buddle is Principal of Peter Gzowski College at Trent University. She grew up, and now gratefully works and lives, in the traditional territory of the Mississauga Anishnaabeg, adjacent to Haudenosaunee territory and in the territory covered by the Williams Treaty. Melanie holds a PhD in History from the University of Victoria, MA from UNBC, and BA from the University of Guelph. She has worked at Trent since 2003 in various roles, and continues to teach courses in interdisciplinary humanities courses. An early interest in theatre and dance led to involvement in the Peterborough arts community. She loves working and living in a vibrant and arts-focused community and enjoys cycling and nordic skiing with her two young-adult kids and husband Drew.
Ashley Lamothe is a proud Anishnaabekwe/Metis mother, creativity coach, and maker living in Nogojiwanong, Ontario. Her passion with creativity led to a post secondary education in Health Sciences with a focus on Mental Health. After many years in the non-profit sector, Ashley returned to Nogojiwanong to pursue her passions full time. Ashley is a proud advocate and facilitator for radical creativity, decolonization and co-creating safe spaces. When she isn’t working on strengthening relationships with creativity, you can find her with a coffee in her hand, tiny humans by her side playing with bubbles, glitter and Mother Nature.
Leslie Menagh is an interdisciplinary artist, craftsperson, community organizer, and entrepreneur. After many years working in the arts administrative and cultural sectors, she now operates Madderhouse Textile Studios where she produces and teaches textile screen printing, has presented a variety of workshops with other professional artists, hosts artists-in-residence, and project coordinates with other organizations and artists to bring innovative public engagement opportunities to the public. Most recently, she has been supporting the creation of a social enterprise, working with a team of sewists who are newcomer women (Newcomer Sewing Crew). Leslie holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design.
I have been a resident of Peterborough and Canada since May 2018. I have also lived in India (my birthplace), United Kingdom and Malaysia. Because of this, I have been fascinated by stories, especially from elders from different parts of the world. Thus, lately I have been interested in dissecting the process of storytelling. I have a Master’s in Biotechnology and have worn many hats like being a scientific researcher, a salesman, a tree planter, a production technician and now a writer. I am constantly immersed in experiences that inspire me and my curiosity is what helps me make sense of the world
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Recruitment for our Board of Directors happens on an ongoing basis. If you’re a community-minded film and art lover with a commitment to social and environmental justice, we’d love to hear from you!
Jay Adam has worked with community organizations and non-profits in communications and program delivery for nearly a decade. With a degree in English Literature and philosophy from the University of Guelph, Jay draws on his exceptional writing abilities almost daily in drafting proposals, reports and communications plans. Recently though he’s become a bit nutty about spreadsheets as well. A foodie at heart, Jay can often be found apron-clad, experimenting in the kitchen.
Amy Siegel is an artist, educator, and organizer of artistic projects. Working at the intersection of film, performance and socially-engaged art, Amy’s work is focused on telling stories based in themes of social justice and community empowerment. Amy holds an MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University and an MA in Adult Education and Community Development from the University of Toronto.
From the projector booth to your living room, Philip “Fox” Jones keeps things running behind the scenes. He grew up fixing computers and mixing media during the early morning of the digital age, and graduated Sheridan College’s New Media Design program at the turn of the millennium. Philip went on to work in web design and user experience for the tech industry for 20 years. Today, Philip owns and operates foxpress.design, a boutique web design and online marketing firm, catering to artists, entrepreneurs, small business and environmentally conscious enterprises.
Lauren Corindia has a decade of experience supporting solopreneurs and non-profits through project management and event coordination. In 2019, she coordinated the beloved open streets event, Peterborough Pulse. With a background in musical theatre and long-time lover of documentaries, Lauren is thrilled to be part of the ReFrame team. When she is not at her desk, you can find her dj’ing, cooking, or learning how to play the mandolin.
Michael Goede has been offering bookkeeping and financial control services for ReFrame Film Festival for many years. He is the owner of New Leaf Business Services with clients in virtual reality software, film and TV production, construction, real estate, hospitality, retail, local non-profits and unions. For the last 5 years, Michael has enjoyed marrying theory and practice while teaching financial and managerial accounting in the School of Business at Trent University. Michael also coaches U18 Indoor Soccer and has been producing electronic music for 25 years.
Katy Catchpole is the Festival Intern for the 2022 ReFrame Film Festival season. She is currently in her final year of a Cultural Studies/Gender Studies degree at Trent University and hopes to pursue a Master of Fine Arts in film and/or photography after completing her undergraduate studies. As an emerging multidisciplinary artist, Katy is excited to bring her enthusiasm and creativity to the ReFrame team for the upcoming year.