Our Staff

Administration

Leadership

Rachel Peake
Artistic Director
 
rpeake [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Evan Klassen
Executive Director
x 253
eklassen [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

Artistic Administration

Lyndee Hansen
Producer
x 257
lhansen [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Christine Gruenbauer
Company Manager
x 354
cgruenbauer [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

Education & Community Engagement

Breanne Ritchie
Director of Education & Community Engagement
x 224
britchie [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

Administration

Barb Whang
IT Director
x 303
bwhang [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Britt Duncan
Tessitura Administrator
x 233
bduncan [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

Finance

Magdi Osman
Senior Manager of Finance
x 248
mosman [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Loraine Oluwadairo
Finance Associate
x 415
loluwadairo [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Ansel Tempral
Finance Consultant
x 255
atempral [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Payroll Inquiries:payroll [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Accounts Payable Inquiries: accountspayable [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

Marketing & Digital Strategy

Lia Karidas
Director of Marketing & Digital Strategy
x 280
lkaridas [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Melissa M. Shipley
Communications & Public Relations Manager
x 266
mshipley [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Rana Bajandooh
Digital Marketing Strategist
x 262
rbajandooh [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Preston Free Cooper
Interim Marketing Project Manager (Parental Leave Cover)
x 267
pcooper [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

Brand Ambassadors

Jacqueline Kahnert
Mya Matos
Ben Kennes
 

Development

Heather Siskind-Levite
Director of Development
x 251
hsiskind-levite [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Monica Coddington
Director of Business Development
x 252
mcoddington [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Sarah Hilton
Manager, Events & Rentals
x 260
shilton [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Jacob Wiley
Development Coordinator
x 245
jwiley [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Celia Silverson
Development Volunteer
x 116
csilverson [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

Patron Services

Front of House

Ali Samuel
Front of House/Patron Services Manager
x 265
asamuel [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Indrani Mahadeo
Assistant Front of House Manager
 
imahadeo [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Haley Helm
Show Manager
 
hhelm [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

Box Office

Denise Hay
Audience Services Supervisor
x 402
dhay [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Caitlin Cahill
Representative
x 404
ccahill [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Trinity Harrison
Representative
x 406
tharrison [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Brittney-Lee Lowey
Representative
x 405
blowey [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Karen McDonald
Representative
x 401
kmcdonald [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Cheryl Willison
Representative
x 403
cwillison [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

Production

Paul Fujimoto-Pihl
Director of Production and Operations
x 259
pfujimotopihl [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Sonja Niedermaier
Technical Director – Stage
x 269
sniedermaier [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Jim Doucette
Production Driver
x 358
jdoucette [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Lisa Traini
Apprentice Production Manager
x 234
ltraini [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

Properties

Natalie Kearns
Head of Props
x 235
nkearns [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Natalie Tsang
Props Builder/Buyer
x 238
ntsang [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

Wardrobe

Lisa Wright
Head of Wardrobe
x 244
lwright [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Meghan Choma
Assistant to the Head of Wardrobe
x 240
mchoma [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

Scenic Carpentry

Craig Pearson
Head Scenic Carpenter
x 122
cpearson [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

Scenic Art

Richard Lawler
Head Scenic Artist
x 123
rlawler [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Craig Guthrie
Senior Scenic Artist
x 123
cguthrie [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

Spriet Stage Crew

Head Stage Carpenter
x 236
Aaron Ouellette
Head of Audio
x 258
aouellette [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Jared Whitty
Head of Flys
x 264
jared.whitty [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Liam Arbogast
Head of Lighting
x 279
larbogast [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Sarah Tracy
Head Stage Wardrobe
x 229
stracy [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

Auburn Stage Crew

Steve Allen
Head Technician
x 228
sallen [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

Operations

Mike MacDonald
Building Manager
x 232
mmacdonald [at] grandtheatre [dot] com
Aaron Simmons
Assistant Building Manager
x 232
asimmons [at] grandtheatre [dot] com

Housekeeping

Patricia Sexsmith
Ben Storie
x 237
 

Security

Ankit
Shannon Goneau
Marty Peterson
Luke Morrison
John Whitty
x 237