Board & Staff

Meet Our Team

Two Rivers Gallery staff are happy to connect with you! They can be contacted individually via e-mail or you can call our front desk at 250-614-7800 and ask to be connected.

Leadership Team

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Sara Knelman (She/Her/Hers) – Executive Director – sara(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca

Sara has worked as a curator, writer and educator, mainly in Toronto and London, UK, before moving to Prince George in 2020. She holds a PhD in art history from the Courtauld Institute, where she studied the history of photography exhibitions. She is passionate about exploring the ideas of our time through contemporary art and brining our community together through creativity!

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George Harris (He/Him/His) – Curator and Artistic Director – george(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca

George Harris grew up on Vancouver Island where he had his first job in a museum working as a photographic archivist in Cumberland. It is there he also had his first studio visit and discovered a love of contemporary art. He lived and worked in Yukon for a time but has worked most of his professional life in Prince George where he learned to play the guitar and sing at the same time.

 

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Derrick Chang (He/Him/His) – Director of Learning & Engagement – derrick(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca

After writing his undergraduate art history thesis paper on zany doodles such as knights fighting snails featured in Gothic art, Derrick decided that art was for him. His favourite art quote is by Anaïs Nin, “It is the function of art to renew our perceptions,” and he believes wholeheartedly in this philosophy.

 

Administration & Facilities

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Kris Harris (She/Her/Hers) – Administrative Assistant – kris(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca

Kris grew up in the Philippines before moving abroad to work and start a family. She has spent the past 15 years living and working in Taiwan and Saudi Arabia. Her most recent posting was at King Abdullah of Science and Technology in Saudi Arabia where she worked as a graduate services advisor/administrative assistant and events planning assistant. Kris’ hobbies included exercising, travelling and spending time with her family.

 

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Karen Anderson (She/Her/Hers)Supervisor, Facility, Safety & IT 

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Karen grew up in Prince George. She has a Red Seal in carpentry and an instructor’s diploma. She has worked on many local buildings and  taught carpentry, safety, and mobile equipment operation. Karen likes learning new things and making stuff.

 

Eveline Bowolin (She/Her/Hers)) – Custodian – visitorservices@tworiversgallery.ca

 

Curatorial

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Kaitlyn Herlehy (She/Her/Hers) – Assistant Curator – kaitlyn(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca

After earning her BFA at Emily Carr University, Kait is back in her hometown as an emerging curator and artist. When she is not at work, you can find her reading, walking in the woods, and having conversations with friends. But mostly reading.

 

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Teresa Chu (She/Her/Hers) Curatorial Assistant, Collections & Database Migration – teresa(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca

When Teresa was five, her parents took her to the Louvre, where she became obsessed with a group of wayward ants near the Mona Lisa. That’s when her parents knew that she would end up in the arts.

 

Learning & Engagement

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Anna-Maria Lawrie (She/Her/Hers) – Senior Programmer – anna-maria(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca

Biologist, baker, artist, teacher, parent – Anna-Maria has worn a number of hats in her life. Her passion is lifelong learning and exploration, as well as a daily dose of doing with fabric and stitch, pencil and paper, chisels and wood and more.

 

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Crystal Behn (She/Her/Hers) – Indigenous Programmer – crystal(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca

Her adult life is committed to learning her culture and tradition. Crystal enjoyed her role as culture coordinator at Northern Rockies Aboriginal Woman’s Society in her home town of Fort Nelson. Her hobbies include traditional native crafting which she has built a business and received accolades for her art. She has received many wins and acknowledgements with her most recent being the 2021 Crabtree-McLennan Emerging Artist for First Nations Art awarded by the BC Achievement Foundation. 

 

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Regan Shrumm (They/Them) – Accessibility and Community Outreach Advisor – regan(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca

Constantly moving all around the United States as a child, Regan traveled from art museum to art museum, and quickly knew they wanted to work within the field. They have been working as a curator, educator, administrator since 2011 for art galleries and museums around BC and the US.

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Sebastian Nicholson (He/Him/His) – Community Arts Activator – sebastian(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca

Sebastian is a Prince George local and artist. He has traveled extensively through BC since 2014 and delivered meaningful workshops on HIV, art, and wellness. Sebastian graduated the Fine Art program at CNC with honours and uses his art practice to encourage a safer, more inclusive community.

 

Visitor Experience & Membership

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Olivia Beck (She/Her/Hers) – Visitor Experience & Membership Manager  – olivia(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca

Born in Vancouver, but Olivia has grown up in Prince George her entire life. At a young age started volunteering at Two Rivers Gallery, and hasn’t left since! When Olivia isn’t at work her hobbies include camping, travelling and spending time with friends and family.

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Kaos Campbell (He/Him/His) – Visitor Experience Representative – visitorservices(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca

Kaos is a long-time gallery roustabout and a common face at the front desk.Working with local artists through the shop is the most interesting part of the job for him.

Juri Sudo-Rustad (She/Her/Hers) – Visitor Experience Representative –visitorservices(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca

Juri was born and raised in Prince George. Her hobbies include art, travel, and hanging out with friends on her free time. Currently, Juri attends the College of New Caledonia where she completed her Fine Arts certificate and in the process of completing her Web and Graphic Design Diploma.

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Hannah Cole (She/Her/Hers) – Visitor Experience Representative –visitorservices(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca

Hannah was born and raised in Prince George where she’s currently pursuing her Bachelor of Education degree with UNBC. She loves to read, write, create, and appreciate all the beauty Northern BC has to offer.

Ming Draper (She/Her/Hers) – Visitor Experience Representative –visitorservices(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca

Ming has spent most of her life in Prince George and at a young age discovered a love for art. Ming has a Fine Arts certificate that she got from CNC and currently she is completing her bachelors at UNBC in Anthropology. Besides doing art, Ming loves to read books, do some baking and hang out with family & friends.

 

Shop

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Pam Carlson (She/Her/Hers) – Shop Manager – shop(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca

Growing up in the Middle East, Pam’s love of art and culture began at a young age. She studied Fine Arts at Brandon University and completed her Master of Contemporary Art History at OCADU in Toronto. She has previously worked as a certified Industrial Welder and most recently at the Art Gallery of Southwestern Manitoba.

Marketing & Communications

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Roxanne Heroux-Boulay (She/Her/Hers) Communications Coordinator & Graphic Designer roxanne(at)tworiversgallery(dot)ca

Roxanne grew up in Prince George for the majority of her life, with a short detour in Vancouver where she attended make-up school. No longer inspired by make-up Roxanne moved on to the art of graphic design where she now happily spends her days designing at Two Rivers Gallery.

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Board of Trustees

Kara Biles

Kara Biles

Director of Learning and Leadership

Canfor
President

(She/Her/Hers)

Shelby Petersen

Shelby Petersen

Communications Specialist, Digital Engagement

Northern Health
Vice President
(She/Her/Hers)

Jennifer Young

Jennifer Young

Curriculum and Assessment Manager

UNBC
Secretary
(She/Her/Hers)

YingXin Hong

YingXin Hong

Controller

Integris Credit Union
Treasurer
(She/Her/Hers)

Darrin Rigo

Darrin Rigo

Owner/Producer

D. Rigo Media
Director

(He/Him/His)

Keli Watson

Keli Watson

Senior Archaeologist

Pathfinder Endeavours Ltd
Community Coroner
BC Coroners Service, Ministry of Public Safety and Solicitor General
Director

(She/Her/Hers)

Jeffrey Wayow

Jeffrey Wayow

Auditor

Canada Revenue Agency
Director
(He/Him/His)

Shelby Richardson

Shelby Richardson

Indigenous Engagement and Art Management

Hackett Professional Group
Director
(She/Her/Hers)

Jennifer Parisian

Jennifer Parisian

Manager of Infinite Employment Solutions

AiMHi
Director
(She/Her/Hers)

Cheryl Schweizer

Cheryl Schweizer


Director
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Chelsea Dunk

Chelsea Dunk

Associate

HSJ Lawyers LLP
Director
(She/Her/Hers)

Audrey McKinnon

Audrey McKinnon

Communications Specialist

BC Financial Services Authority
Director
(She/Her/Hers)

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