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The success of Evergreen Theatre is due, in part, to our dedicated Board of Directors. Some of our members have been active for over 20 years. Members are elected at our Annual General Meeting held each year.

Vamai Goggin - President

Valmai is a Calgary-based director, education, producer, and Maritimer. She served as Evergreen Theatre's Artistic Producer 2013-2017. She holds a BA English and Drama (Mount Allison University) and an MFA  Directing (University of Calgary). She was the 2014 Graduate-in-Residence at Mount Allison University, and is a founding member of Theatre Transit. Valmai has directed and taught at theatres and schools across Alberta and is currently the Development Associate at Lunchbox Theatre.

Lorne Lillico - Past President

Lorne is a Journeyman Floor Installer by trade and has run his own small businesses' over 40 years. Currently he works as a Field Supervisor for Contempa Flooring. Lorne is highly creative with visual and graphic arts and woodworking skills developed while owning a hand-painted sign company in the 80's. He works as a Set & Construction manager for the Youth Singers of Calgary, which includes working with IATSE at the Jubliee Auditorium. Lorne enjoys working with and mentoring people. He has extensive experience managing the logistics of large stage productions. He has been a member of Evergreen Theatre Society for over 10 years.

Suzanne Eckstadt - Member

Suzanne is a born and raised Calgarian and mother of 3 grown children who has held various positions over the last 30 years, including 13 years with a large non-profit Arts organization in Calgary. She has been a Volunteer Manager, Production Manager, Touring Manager and Marketing & Special Events Manager as well as done contract work and LOTS of volunteering at home and around the world. Most recently her life long love of coffee has led her to become a Starbucks Store Manager where she is enjoying being surrounded by the sight and smell of espresso all day long! Suzanne firmly believes that volunteering has provided her with a rich, meaningful and engaged life that goes well beyond job titles and salaries, and will continue to explore opportunities to be an involved and contributing member of the community.

Kim McCann - Member

As passionate about people as she is about process, Kim is lifelong Calgarian and a Mount Royal educated HR Professional. With an extensive background in both social work and private aviation, she brings many worlds of experience to her current role with Avanti. In her downtime she enjoys coaching baton twirling and is very active in the baton community; mentoring young coaches, guest coaching in other clubs along with holding past roles within the Alberta Baton Twirling Association. In addition, she also spends time actively volunteering with various organizations, travelling and loves spending time with her friends and family.

Jamie Matchullis - Member

Jamie is a Calgary based actor, singer and arts enthusiast. She has had the privilege of working with Evergreen theatre in many different capacities as an actor, puppeteer and instructor and is now excited to serve as a board member. Jamie holds a Diploma in Theatre Arts from Playhouse North School of Theatre as well as a BA in Social and Cultural Anthropology from the University of Calgary. 

Alec Reimer - Member

Alec is a lifelong Calgarian, environmentalist, and appreciator of local arts. He is thrilled to have the opportunity to support the development of arts and our community in Calgary as a board member for Evergreen. He holds a B.Sc. in Biological Science and Environmental Science from the University of Calgary, and has done work in community development, geospatial analysis, and environmental policy.

Kelly Malcolm - Member

Kelly Malcolm is a Calgary based theatre actor, instructor, and arts administrator. A graduate from the University of Lethbridge, Kelly has a passion for the art of physical theatre, and is part of the award winning clown duo The Tighty Whities. Kelly has worked along side Evergreen Theatre as an artist in residency, and as an actor in “Invasion of the Pine Beetles” and “The Legend of Four”.

Carly McKee - Member

Carly is an actor/improviser/instructor/producer here in Calgary.She's the Good Host Director for Inside Out Theater and the Artistic Director of Dirty Laundry Calgary. She's also had several years working as a Residency Artist with Evergreen and she works as the Jube School Coordinator at
the Jubilee Auditorium. Carly is a graduate of the BFA Drama program at the University of Calgary and the Citadel/Banff Centre Professional Theatre Program.

Amy Sawka - Member

Amy Sawka is a theatre practitioner in Calgary and surrounding areas. She is an actor, creator, writer, director and instructor around town. She performed in Evergreen Theatre's hit touring show Goldielocks and the Three Polar Bears and loves Planet Earth.

Founding Members:

  • Scott Mair
  • Tara Ryan
  • Elinor Holt
  • Gerald Matthews
  • Don Enright
  • Monique Keiran
  • Marilyn Ryan - Honorary Lifetime Board Member


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From Left to Right -  Krista, Christina, Chelsea, Vaughan, Lorne, Megan