Board of Directors

ALEXANDRA BABBEL

Founding and Artistic Director

HALEY PORTER

President

JUNE NICOLAY

Vice President

PAUL GUERETTE

Treasurer

MONIKA SAJDAK

Secretary

ANGELA BRADBURY

Director of Administration

JOHN BABBEL

Director

RICHARD HENSELEIT

Director

LESLEY HOBDEN

Director

TEIO SENDA

Director

RICHARD TAKAI

Director

ERIN YANOTA

Operations Manager

Opera Kelowna would like to take this opportunity to recognize Andrea Bates for her vision to start an opera company in Kelowna in January of 2013. She had a vision to create a program for young, up-and-coming artists and to establish a sustainable artistic organization for our community, without which Opera Kelowna would not exist.

Andrea served as the Executive and Marketing Director for Opera Kelowna from January 2013 until November 2015. She was responsible for obtaining non-profit status, our marketing and branding concept, fundraising, grant writing, sponsorship and donor programs, administration, strategic development – just to name a few of her many duties. Andrea resigned from her position in November 2015. Opera Kelowna would like to thank Andrea for all her hard work.

Thank you to our generous sponsors.

Opera Kelowna is a non-profit society made possible by these generous sponsors. Please view our support page if you would like to learn more about how you can help support the Arts in our community.