About - Staff

Rima Boles, Director, Art Centre
Rima Boles, Director, Art Centre

Rima Boles holds an Honours Bachelor of Arts degree in Studio Art from McMaster University and a Masters of Arts in Art History from the University of Western Ontario. Passionate about arts education, Rima has worked in the not-for-profit arts sector for over 10 years as an Art Instructor, Gallery Educator and Education Programs Manager. She has an extensive background in arts education and not-for-profit administration from her experience at The Powerplant Contemporary Art Gallery in Toronto and The Latcham Gallery in Stouffville. In her current position as Director, Art Centre, Rima is responsible for managing day-to-day operations as well as contributing to the future development of the organization both artistically and strategically.

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Lauren Bosch, Office Administrator
Lauren Bosch, Office Administrator

Lauren Bosch is a second year visual arts student at Brock University. She is particularly interested in undertaking and exploring all different kinds of mediums. Lauren started at the Pumphouse as a summer student in 2018 assisting with the summer art camps and outreach activities and has returned as Office Administrator.

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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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