About - Staff

Sandra Stokes, Office Administrator
Sandra Stokes, Office Administrator

Sandra moved to Niagara-on-the-Lake from the UK in 2011 and then became a volunteer and was on the board at the Pumphouse for 5 years. Although she is not an artist she appreciates the arts and loves being part of this community. Sandra has a background in Human Resource Management and recently been at Brock taking the Master of Education program. Sandra has now joined the staff and enjoys helping out with the day to day operation of the Pumphouse.

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Ashley Keller, Event Planner
Ashley Keller, Event Planner

Ashley Keller is a returning Studio Arts major at Brock University after traveling over seas. In her travels she has had the opportunity to experience different art galleries and shows that have shown her an entire new perspective in the arts. Ashley has been hired on as the Student events coordinator at the pumphouse and being Niagara-on-the-lake raised, she is excited to be involved in her community and in different art programs through out the summer months.

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Hannah Dobbie, Summer Camp Art Instructor
Hannah Dobbie, Summer Camp Art Instructor

Hannah Dobbie is an Art History student at Brock University. She is passionate about the arts, visual culture, and design and is pursuing a career at the intersection of these fields. As the Pumphouse’s Summer Student Art Instructor, Hannah taught the 2018 Summer Art Camps and the Winter and Spring children’s class sessions. She will be returning to teach this year’s summer children’s programs.

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Jacqueline Tremblay, Art Camp Counsellor
Jacqueline Tremblay, Art Camp Counsellor

Jackie Tremblay is a psychology student entering her third year at the University of Guelph. The arts have always played a major part in her life, from childhood lessons to secondary and post-secondary education. Her artistic background is well balanced between visual arts and music. She has a passion for working with children and strives to teach them valuable skills while helping them to discover their creative selves.

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Gail Kerr, Office Manager
Gail Kerr, Office Manager

Gail Kerr is excited to join the staff at the Pumphouse Arts Centre. She holds a Bachelor of Applied Arts (Interior Design) from Ryerson University. Gail has worked in the not-for-profit sector as Office Administrator for the Canadian Hearing Society serving the Peel/Halton/Dufferin communities. Most of Gail's business career has been in the field of interior design working with corporate and residential clients. She has extensive background working for design corporations in the GTA, and in running her own design business.

Gail is stepping in during Rima's maternity leave, and will be managing the day-to-day operations at the Pumphouse. She will have administrative responsibility for the Arts Centre, reporting to the Board of Directors. Gail is a watercolour artist, also using acrylics from time to time, and enjoys painting Plein Air. Passionate about art, serving people, and historic architecture, she looks forward to contributing to the ongoing success of the Pumphouse Arts Centre.

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Aimee Medina, Marketing Coordinator
Aimee Medina, Marketing Coordinator

Aimee is thrilled to join the Niagara Pumphouse Arts Centre as the interim Marketing Coordinator. She is currently managing the Niagara Pumphouse social networks and is excited to use her expertise in implementing marketing programs for the upcoming fiscal year. She has previously held positions with Philips Lighting as Product Marketing Manager, and at NDT Products Limited as Sales & Marketing Manager. She graduated from Baldwin Wallace University with a Master’s Degree in International Business.

Outside her duties at the Pumphouse, you can find Aimee busy running a small marketing agency, working on arts & crafts or enjoying a stroll around town with her beloved labrador.

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Rianna Douglas, Programs Coordinator
Rianna Douglas, Programs Coordinator

Rianna is an emerging museum administrative professional with a background in art history, curatorial studies and museum management. She has experience working with a variety of arts and cultural organizations throughout Southern Ontario from artist run centres to regional museums and galleries. Rianna has always enjoyed exploring various creative mediums and art classes, she is excited to be returning to The Pumphouse during Rima's maternity leave to coordinate the seasonal program schedules.

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Susan Ashukian, Office Administrator
Susan Ashukian, Office Administrator

Having grown up in Niagara, Susan recently returned after spending the last 25 years working as an advertising photographer in Toronto. Over her career she has won numerous awards and has worked on many editorial, national and international campaigns.

With her love of the arts she is thrilled to have landed at the Niagara Pumphouse.

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