JULIE WHITENECT, EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR- SAINT JOHN
Julie is a printmaker, based in Saint John. She received her Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree from Mount Allison University ’14. Julie is very engaged in the local arts ecosystem and has been with ArtsLink NB for the past 5 years. Julie believes that “the arts” is one of the most important tools we have to engage our communities and revitalize our economy. She is committed to assisting the advancement of arts and culture in our province. firstname.lastname@example.org; 506.608.9914
JERI KNOPP, PROGRAMMING DIRECTOR- SAINT JOHN
Jericho Knopp is a journalist turned arts administrator based out of Saint John, New Brunswick. She’s worked in business, fundraising, teaching, and retail; and her work has appeared in the CBC, Civilized, Leafly, Huffington Post, the Telegraph Journal, Buzzfeed, and The Georgia Straight. She spends her spare time trying to keep up with the ever-expanding corpus of great literature, sneaking a few romance novels in between classics. She also loves exploring, embroidery and cross stitch, hiking with her greyhound, baking, and promptly devouring everything she’s baked. email@example.com
HAILEY HOOPER, OFFICE ADMINISTRATOR- SAINT JOHN
Hailey is a lover of all things nerdy. From board games and books to long division and video games. With a background primarily in retail management, she has mastered the art of customer service and strives to learn something new every day. Born and raised in Saint John, Hailey has evolved with the city’s ever-changing landscape and growing charm. She is a big advocate for the importance of arts education in schools, and at home, in the hopes that her children will always have a creative outlet for self-expression. firstname.lastname@example.org
BHAVYA PRATAP MALHOTRA, COMMUNICATIONS COORDINATOR- FREDERICTON
Hi, my name is Bhavya Pratap Malhotra, and I am a full-time International Student at the University of New Brunswick. I am currently pursuing a double major in Economics and English, and a minor in Theatre and Drama. My two years of on-campus university life have been filled with valuable life experiences. Though the pandemic caused us to face uncertain times, I was able to enjoy a good time this summer by exploring the bounties of nature here in New Brunswick. I am extremely excited to assume the role of the Communications Coordinator for ArtsLink NB and aim at providing my best.
JULIE SCRIVER, PRESIDENT – FREDERICTON
Creative director at Goose Lane Editions, Julie has a background in dance (way back), English and French literary studies, and a smattering of life behind the scenes in theatre. She’s brought her expertise to bear on all manner of art publications, exhibitions, and interpretive sites for such clients as the Frick Art & Historical Center, the Beaverbrook Art Gallery, Saint John Waterfront Development, the Canadian War Museum, and many organizations, independent writers, and artists. Photo Credit: Bob Morgan
JOHN EDWARD CUSHNIE, VICE PRESIDENT – SUSSEX
John Edward Cushnie is a professional artist living in New Brunswick with a practice focused on the intersection between the individual and civil society and the ways in which this relationship is framed
through common lenses such as education, violence, finance, geography, and popular culture.
John has served as an instructor at Mount Allison University, OCAD University, and Western University, and on numerous committees and boards including ArtsLink NB and the Bayview Credit Union. John is also the founder and CEO of Sterling Martinique, a unique multimillion-dollar art project corporation.
CANDICE OSTROSKI, SECRETARY, BATHURST
Candice is a watercolour artist located in Bathurst NB, and finds inspiration in the landscape and people that surround her in the Chaleur Bay region. For the last few years, she has been very busy helping to manage and promote arts in Northern New Brunswick. Candice is the secretary and marketing director of the Bathurst Art Society. She has also organized and presented community art events, recognizing that the arts make life more beautiful and unites people. The subject of promoting the arts in small cities and rural areas has been of particular interest to this artist, and she hopes that she can keep being a force for good when it comes to the arts in the North of the province.
ZAMANTHA Z. ZARATE- TREASURER- QUISPAMSIS
Zamantha Z. Zarate is a Mexican born CPA residing in Quispamsis, New Brunswick. She lived and studied in Mexico where she received a Business degree majoring in International Business.
In 2012, Zamantha came to Canada to pursue a Master in Business Administration degree. Upon graduation, Zamantha accepted an Accounting Associate position. It was in this role, where she decided to apply for the CPA program. She completed her CPA designation in 2018. As a new member of the Board, Zamantha is looking forward to both deepening her understanding of the Arts Sector, and giving back to the New Brunswick community.
DAVID ADAMS, SAINT JOHN
A violinist who has gained critical acclaim as a soloist, conductor, chamber and orchestral musician, David is artist-in-residence at the University of New Brunswick Saint John, plays principal violin with the Saint John String Quartet and concertmaster for Symphony New Brunswick and Atlantic Sinfonia. David is often heard on regional and national CBC radio programs; with the Saint John String Quartet he has toured Canada, the United States, Europe, Japan, Hong Kong and China.
CHRISTIE GOODWIN, DIEPPE
Christie Goodwin is currently acting principal oboist and has been a core member of Symphony New Brunswick since 2011. She held the position of principal oboist of the Niagara Symphony until 2012 and has previously held principal and section-leader positions with the Kitchener-Waterloo Chamber Orchestra and Korean Canadian Symphony Orchestra. Christie has been featured with orchestras both as an oboe and English Horn soloist on multiple occasions and has appeared as a freelance musician in ensembles throughout Southern Ontario and the Maritimes.
Originally from small-town Alberta, Ms. Goodwin completed her Bachelor of Music at the University of British Columbia and the Artist’s Diploma program at the Glenn Gould School of the Royal Conservatory. Christie teaches oboe at the University of Moncton, has taught courses and guest-lectured at Mount Allison University and teaches private lessons from her home studio in Dieppe. She acts as co-ordinator, administrator and project manager for Ventus Machina.
MARIAH SOCKABASIN- TOBIQUE FIRST NATION
Mariah Sockabasin is a Wabanaki Fashion Artist from Neqotkuk. In 2015, Mariah graduated with a Diploma in Fashion Design from the New Brunswick College of Craft & Design. Mariah is currently exploring with dyeing techniques on moose & deer leather. She creates everyday wearable art that embodies strength and pride in oneself. Her work touches on personal themes of the artist, her interest in history and how the old mixes with the new. Mariah is always aiming to incorporate her traditional teachings and materials in her pieces. Her goal is to promote conversational pieces that educate and share her culture.
SONIA LANTEIGNE- MONCTON
A New Brunswick native, Sonia Lanteigne obtained her Bachelor of Arts (B.A.) at Dalhousie University and her Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) from the Université de Moncton. She was called to the New Brunswick Bar in 1999 and has practiced law, both in the private and public sectors since. Sonia is passionate about the arts in New Brunswick as a means to push communities to engage thoughtfully and make steps toward social progress.