Sadira Rodrigues – Curator/Director

Sadira Rodrigues is an educator, curator, writer and administrator. From social-profit enterprises such as artist-run-centres and public galleries, to museums, grant funding and higher education, she has assembled deep knowledge of the arts and culture sector in Canada and beyond. Her past institutional experience includes Dean of Continuing Studies at Emily Carr University, Public Programs at the Vancouver Art Gallery, and a Regional Facilitator for the Canada Council for the Arts.

Keely Halward – Assistant Curator

Keely is a straight, cisgendered woman, settler, daughter, sister, stepmother, mother, spouse, auntie, singer-songwriter, event organizer, outdoor enthusiast, equity advocate, food-lover, and gardener honoured to be living, working and playing in the traditional territories of the shíshálh and Sḵwx̱wú7mesh Nations.

Emily Picard – Design & Communications Assistant

Emily Picard (she/her) is a graduate of the University of British Columbia, with a degree in visual arts and music. She is a multimedia artist, who loves to explore many mediums, both 3D and 2D.  Raised on the Sunshine Coast, she is excited to be working in an environment that helps promote and facilitate art within the local community she grew up in.

Iris Cameron – Curatorial Assistant

Iris Cameron is a recent graduate of the Writing and Publishing program at Okanagan College, with plans to pursue a Bachelor in Creative Writing at the University of British Columbia in the fall. Although she’s especially passionate about literary pursuits, she’s always loved art in all forms, and as a lifelong resident of the Sunshine Coast she’s thrilled to be able to be a part of supporting the local arts here.

Daniel Nakasone – Bookkeeper

Daniel Nakasone was born in Peru and came to Canada in 2013. Still lost, he keeps figuring out what to do on the Sunshine Coast.

Ali Casey – The Gathering Place

Ali Casey is an artist and educator, with over 7 years of teaching experience. Ali has experience teaching painting, drawing, ceramics, macrame and weaving to a variety of ages, from toddlers to elders. She is very happy to be working on the Sunshine Coast with her family and community.

Paul Clancy – Photographer

“Retired photographer and pet sitter if I have the time.”

Robert Keziere – Photographer

Robert Keziere was born in Vancouver in 1937. He has maintained an artistic practice while also photographing art and exhibition installations by other artists, on behalf of the artists and for galleries, museums, private collections and publishers. His personal work has taken the form of focused photographic essays on a theme or subject.

Linda May Henri – Design and Communications Assistant

Linda May (she/her) is a recent graduate from the University of Victoria where she pursued a degree in Visual Arts. She is an emerging artist that mainly paints and draws, usually painting absurd fruit and vegetable scenes. She is very grateful to have had the opportunity to work at the SCAC and connect and learn from the local art community.

Scarlett MacPherson – Curatorial Assistant

Scarlett MacPherson (she/her) is a student at Simon Fraser University where she is completing her degree in Psychology. She hopes to one day contribute to the literature on Northern Canadian communities and their mental health and well-being. Born and raised on the Sunshine Coast, she is grateful and honoured to have this opportunity to work and engage with her local community.

Eric Miller – Manager

Eric has played many roles in the arts world since taking to the stage as the Pied Piper in Grade 4. As a theatre artist who learned to write grants, he joined Traveling Jewish Theatre in San Francisco before co-founding The Only Animal Theatre in Vancouver. Since 2011 Eric has been working at the intersection of community, creativity, and positive social change as a director, producer, and arts administrator. He comes to SCAC after working with Community Arts Council of Vancouver, and is very happy to be supporting the vibrant Coast arts scene.

Seth Martin – Curatorial Assistant

Seth moved to the Sunshine Coast in 2017, and enjoys all things nature here. He is a recent high school graduate hoping to grow his knowledge of the arts and branch out to the local art community more.