Executive Director | 519-880-3670 x 103 | Pronouns: she/her
Alex is responsible for the organization’s overall financial, strategic, and operational leadership. She has been with ArtsBuild for over seven years and successfully secured funding from the Department of Canadian Heritage, Canada Council for the Arts and the Ontario Arts Council. Alex has executed grants from all these funders, as well as other projects supported by the Ontario Trillium Foundation and the Accessibility Directorate of Ontario. Over the years, she has grown ABO’s programs, partnerships and contributed to increased revenues. Alex managed the development of the Accessibility Toolkit for Creative Spaces in Ontario and corresponding six-part webinar series, the Creative Spaces Case Study Series, and the expansion of SpaceFinder across Canada in 11 communities.
Bringing 14 years of experience in the non-profit sector, Alex has previously worked with organizations such as the Hamilton Philharmonic Orchestra, Talisker Players Chamber Music and Canterbury Hills Camp & Conference Centre. She has an honors degree in English and Cultural Studies from McMaster University and graduate certificate in Public Relations from Mohawk College.
Program Manager | 519-880-3670 x 102 | Pronouns: she/her
Tatiana comes to ABO with a background in museum studies, history, and art history. She is responsible for managing and executing all ABO programs – including the Creative Spaces Mentoring Network and Asset Planner for the Arts. She also manages partnerships and supports advocacy and development with each program.
Tatiana has experience in communications, marketing, operations management and community engagement within the arts and culture sector. She has previously worked at Canada Ireland Foundation, Homer Watson House and Gallery, and the Canadian Clay and Glass Gallery. Tatiana holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Guelph, with a History major and Art History minor, as well as a Master of Museum Studies degree from the University of Toronto.
Community Activator | 519-880-3670 x 101 | Pronouns: she/they
Helena joined ABO in January 2023 as Community Activator for 44 Gaukel Creative Workspace. She is excited to begin this new position and become your go-to Gaukel gal.
She is passionate about the Kitchener-Waterloo arts community, currently working: as a choreographer for theatre company actOUT, with production company One Strange Night, and producing/hosting Community Edition #BESTOFWR2022 nominated podcast Katherine and Catherine. Helena’s background is in the performing arts with a Bachelor’s in Dramatic Arts from the Marilyn I Walker School of Fine and Performing Arts and a Master’s in Acting from East 15 through the University of Essex in London, England.