Board of Directors

Nelson Dunk

Nelson Dunk

Chair

Kimberly Elworthy

Kimberly Elworthy

Vice Chair

Nelson Dunk loves movies. He is a filmmaker and owner of Skylight Productions working with companies and individuals to convey their message in a creative and cinematic way. Nelson started creating videos in the Non-profit sector and quickly discovered that HOW you communicate is just as important as WHAT you communicate. Nelson is always looking for opportunities to create impacting and creative films, whether in the creative or corporate arenas. Capturing and conveying stories is what he finds most exciting.

Kimberly was one of those children who probably spent too much time watching television and not enough time doing homework. it’s this deep relationship with the silver screen that has informed much of her education and career up to this point. A graduate from Wilfrid Laurier University’s film program, Kimberly has recently re-joined the Waterloo Region community after four years in Toronto’s lifestyle television industry. Kimberly is always looking for opportunities to share and encourage a love for film, creativity and art in others and is excited to create a wonderful program for 2014.

Terry Kratz

Terry Kratz

Treasurer

Jane Barkley

Jane Barkley

Co-Chair of Marketing & Communications

Terry is a public accountant having practiced in Waterloo Region/Cambridge for over 30 years. Terry has lived in Cambridge since 1989 and is a past president and current treasurer of Cambridge Chamber of Commerce, board member Cambridge Library and Galleries, past co-chair of the city implementation task force for “Our Common Future” , past treasurer Cambridge and North Dumfries Community Foundation and past Cambridge United Way leadership giving chair.

I am the Founder of digital media agency IM@Events, producers of event media.

I began testing Social Media ideas and methods through Fresh Endeavours in 2010. Fresh continues to be a great outlet for my altruism (I try to connect people with eco, health, food, and social justice initiatives), and a valuable testing ground. I’ve also had the privilege of working with small businesses, manufacturers, corporate clients, and nonprofits, but overseeing Event Coverage is where I really thrive. I’ve covered the Downtown Kitchener Ribfest & Craft Beer Show, Mighty Machines, The Great Canadian Food Fight, Kitchener Blues Festival, Manulife Financial LPGA Classic, Savour Stratford, and many other fantastic, fun events in Ontario. Look for our upcoming coverage of the Kitchener-Waterloo Comedy Festival!

I’ve studied Peace and Conflict Studies, Sociology, Social Problems, Psychology, and Women’s Studies at University of Waterloo, with an Honours in English Literature.  My writing has appeared on Speak Up For Change, YummyMummyClub.ca,Fides Social, and I’m a regular blogger for Charity Republic, Impact Events Group Inc., and Fresh Endeavours.

I value grace and composure under pressure, and am hopeless geek.

Jennifer Bedford

Jennifer Bedford

Co-Chair Marketing & Communications

Michael Pass

Michael Pass

Chair of Fundraising Sales

Katrina Jennifer Bedford is a lens based artist, art educator and cultural advocate. She received an Honours BA degree combined in Multimedia and Visual Art from McMaster University and a diploma in Applied Photography from Sheridan College. Currently, she holds the position of Professor at Durham College teaching in the Digital Photography and Video Production programs. Jennifer has worked with notable not-for-profit organizations such as the Art Gallery of Hamilton, Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery, Cambridge Libraries and Galleries, Contemporary Art Forum Kitchener Area (CAFKA), Art Gallery of Burlington, and Oakville Galleries. Her photographs have been exhibited in Canada and the United States and her photos have been published in Azure magazine, Border Crossings, Canadian Art online, C Magazine and in numerous Canadian exhibition catalogues.

Jodi Stone

Jodi Stone

Chair of Design

Maeve Strathy

Maeve Strathy

Chair of Fundraising Sponsorships

Jodi Stone drank inky water from paintbrush glasses as a child growing up in the theatre city of Stratford, Ontario: she was, thusly, baptized in culture and has spent her life so far ensuring she is surrounded by good people and great art. GRFF is a natural fit in this ideal pursuit and is a delayed progression from her English and Film studies at the University of Waterloo, having made detours working at Edinburgh Castle with her then involvement in Edinburgh’s Film Festival, and returning home to further her writing with literary awards and publications, most notably in a Random House anthology with Margaret Atwood. During her time as Editor in Chief of GRIMM Magazine, journal of the literary and visual arts, she was awarded a literary scholarship to Russia and read her short fiction in the National Library in St. Petersburg. She now co-owns and operates DNA, a fine art screen-printing shop in Downtown Kitchener where her dog, DeNiro, makes many cameo appearances.

Maeve Strathy was born and raised in Toronto with four sisters, two loving parents, and a love of arts & culture. She had her sights set on a number of different career paths during her life, but fell into fundraising and the rest is history! She now works as a Development Officer in the Development & Alumni Relations department at her alma mater, Wilfrid Laurier University. Maeve has held a variety of volunteer positions on organizations including the Association of Fundraising Professionals’ Toronto Chapter, the Canadian Council for the Advancement of Education, Laurier’s student literary magazine Blueprint, and the Wilfrid Laurier University Alumni Association Board of Directors, where she chaired the Communications Committee. In her spare time Maeve likes to cook vegetarian food, work out, spend time with friends and family, and keep up her fundraising and philanthropy-focused blog www.whatgivesphilanthropy.com.

Lynn Whetham

Lynn Whetham

Chair of Volunteer Program