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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. If you are interested in becoming a part of the Evergreen Theatre Board check out our Work For Us/Board Members section.


Krista Strome - President

Krista earned a Bachelor of Arts in English and has continued lifelong learning in Education and Business. She started with Evergreen back in 2007 as the Administration and Production Manager. She left to travel extensively for a year and it wasn't long before she returned to join the Board in 2011. Krista has a comprehensive background working in the post-secondary sector and is still active in the arts community and sings with a semi-professional acappella group. She currently works in Business Development for a private post-secondary school.

Vaughan Lillico - Casino Committee Member

Vaughan is a retired RN & bookkeeper, an experienced costume designer, builder and seamstress and has worked with the Youth Singers of Calgary as a department manager for many years. Vaughan has worked with large groups of people through many years primarily focusing on creating, purchasing, supervision of the construction of costumes, and mentoring young people to have a great experience in the arts. Vaughan has worked with Evergreen Theatre Society for over 10 years.

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.

Chelsea Ray - Treasurer

Chelsea holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Cellular, Molecular and Microbial Biology and a Bachelor of Science degree in Primatology. She has experience doing environmental regulatory work in the oil and gas sector and is very passionate about conservation and sustainability. Chelsea is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Education degree at the University of Calgary and hopes to teach high school Biology. She loves to spend time outdoors swimming, camping and hiking. She has been with Evergreen Theatre since September 2013.

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.

Jessica Dixon - Secretary

Jessica Dixon has been in the Oil & Gas Industry for 13 years.  She is an Associate Owner in a Land Service Company and manages a team of 25 consultants.  In addition to her work experience, Jessica has been involved in Music her whole life; she spent 15 years as a member of Revv52 and the last 4 years as part of the Youth Singers OnCue A Cappella group.  During her time with Revv, Jessica spent 5 years on their Board of Directors and during that time participated in the rebranding from the Calgary Choral Society to Revv52.

Kim McCann - Member

Kim is a born and raised Calgarian who is grew up in the Crossroads community. She has worked in various fields such as social services, aviation and most recently in human resources for the last 5 years. Kim has been the head coach of a local baton twirling club for the last 15 years and just formed a baton and pompom club in Cochrane. She is very active in the baton community, mentoring young coaches, guest coaching in other clubs and currently sits as the Coaches Rep for the Alberta Baton Twirling Association. In addition to her work experience, she spends time actively volunteering with the Crossroads Community Association, The Brenda Stafford Foundation and sits on her condominium board of directors.

Katie Horechka - Member

Katie Horechka holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in visual studies and a Bachelor of Education. She is currently a K-12 Teacher for Foothills School Division and is a passionate dancer, artist, and musician. Katie enjoys the outdoors and landscapes or works in greenhouses over her summer breaks.

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