As an artist with commercial art training, Lise brings a deep love of the visual arts. Lise founded Continuum II, a highly respected boutique financial planning firm in Burlington Ontario. As a trusted source for Globe and Mail, National Post and Toronto Star, Lises' financial planning accomplishments include authoring 3 books. She served on the Board of Directors for Halton Women's Place and established the Andreana Family Trust Fund to assist youth and their families.
A dedicated and highly organized professional, Marina brings her administrative experience to the board. She studied Human Resources Management from McMaster University, and holds a BA in Labour Studies from Brock University. In her free time, Marina enjoys hiking and long walks in the lovely trails of Niagara - Port Dalhousie and Decew Falls are among her favourites. She takes great delight in cooking Mexican, Italian, and Indian cuisine for her family and friends.
Clare grew up in Niagara and completed a Bachelor of Arts in History and Art History at the University of Toronto. She also holds an MA in History and MBA, and currently works as the Manager of Customer Experience for the City of Burlington. Clare owns and operates a small business in Niagara-on-the-Lake, designing and producing locally made garments with hand-lettered designs based on the unique history of this community. She is passionate about the importance of place, built form, heritage and good design.
Patti has always been an active volunteer in the communities where she has lived. Since arriving in Niagara-on-the-Lake three years ago, she has served as a volunteer with the Canada 150 celebrations, Shaw Festival and Music Niagara. Patti has expertise in the design and implementation of human resources strategies. She uses her skills in policy & procedure development, talent acquisition strategy and succession planning to support the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Team.
Sandra was introduced to the visual arts at an early age and it has been a continual thread in her life. She has formal fine arts training from Sheridan College Fine Arts Certificate program. Sandra has been involved in solo shows, live art auctions, and has planned juried community exhibitions. Sandra's career was in Administrative and Project Management in Clinical Research for the Pharmaceutical Industry. Sandra brings this expertise and keen eye for detail to everything she does. Sandra is now retired and enjoying instructing, painting, and voluntarily supporting the arts in her new community.
Mark is a Niagara art lover, collector, dealer and artist, with a strong passion for Canadian art. His passion for art led him to start painting and join the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre. He owns two online art galleries: FineArtCollector.ca, which features works by major Canadian artists such as David Blackwood, and another devoted to painter W.J. Hopkinson. Mark works in communications/public relations, after a previous career spent as an award-winning journalist.
Sandra O'Connor is a Niagara-on-the-Lake Councillor, and is delighted to join the board of directors. Throughout her life, Sandra has volunteered in her community. A Brock graduate in geography, she has focused her career on research for scientific organizations. Although her passion is the environment, she has a great appreciation for visual arts and has artwork from many local artists in her home.