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Anthony, Leslie

  • CA-BC-AL003
  • Pessoa
  • fl. 1983-present

Leslie Anthony is a Whistler-based author, editor, poet, director, zoology professor, outdoor adventurer, and performer in stage musicals and documentaries. He has written for numerous magazines (Outside, Explore, Mountain Life Annual, Canadian Geographic, Ski Trax, Ski Canada, Equinox, sbsSKIER, PIQUE Newsmagazine, WB Magazine, The Tyee) on subjects including travel, sports, popular science, and the environment. He is/has been the Senior Contributor of Powder Magazine, Editorial Director of Mountain Life Annual, and Creative Director of SKIER Magazine. In addition, he has been the writer, editor, and photographer for his own company, Leslie Anthony Creative, since 1999. His credentials include a Master of Zoology from the University of Guelph and a PhD in Evolutionary Biology from the University of Toronto.

Books written by Anthony include "Snakebit: Confessions of a Herpetologist," "The Aliens Among Us," and "White Planet: A Mad Dash through Global Ski Culture." He also co-wrote and co-composed the music for "SNOW - Whistler: The Musical."

McMorran, Alex

  • CA-BC-MA001
  • Pessoa
  • fl. 2009-present

Alex McMorran is an actor, director and musician. Originally from Vancouver, he currently lives and works in the UK. He is an alumni of the University of British Columbia and the London Academy of Music and Dramatic Arts. He directed "Problem Child" in the inaugural season of Whistler's Blank Slate Theatre Festival and performed in "SNOW - Whistler: The Musical." Further acting credits include The Wedding Singer, Sweeney Todd, Amadeus, Richard III, The Mystery of Edwin Drood, Titanic: A New Musical, Antony & Cleopatra, Pericles: Prince of Tyre, The Tempest, Romeo and Juliet, Julius Caesar, A Christmas Carol, The Taming of the Shrew, Miracle on 34th Street, and Lonely Planet.

Roberts, Gordon

  • CA-BC-RG001
  • Pessoa
  • fl. [1967]-present

Gordon Roberts is a Vancouver actor, singer, dancer, accompanist, director and musician with over 50 years of experience in Canada and the U.S. He performed on Blackcomb Mountain in the Whistler Summer Theatre circa 1995 (appearing in The Three Bears and Little Shop of Horrors) and again in SNOW - Whistler: The Musical around 2009. His other acting credits include Fiddler on the Roof, King Arthur’s Kitchen, Honk!, Evita, The Rocky Horror Show, The Music Man, Oklahoma, My Fair lady, and Little Women.

Drover, Stephen

  • CA-BC-DS001
  • Pessoa
  • fl. [1993]-present

Stephen Drover is a Vancouver-based theatre director who has directed plays across Canada, including "SNOW - Whistler: The Musical." He is currently the Associate Artistic Director of the Arts Club Theatre Company. Previously, he has been Associate Director with Theatre Newfoundland Labrador and Artistic Director for Pound of Flesh Theatre and Rumble Theatre. He sits on Studio 58's Program Advisory Committee.

Morgan, Robert

  • CA-BC-MR001
  • Pessoa
  • fl. 2009

Robert Morgan is a director who was credited with contributing to "SNOW - Whistler: The Musical."

Kilde, Russell

  • CA-BC-KR001
  • Pessoa
  • fl. 2009

Russell Kilde is a director who was credited with contributing to "SNOW - Whistler: The Musical."

Eckersley, Sue

  • CA-BC-ES002
  • Pessoa
  • fl. 1978-present

Sue Eckersley is the President of Watermark Communications Inc., an event-planning company which formerly produced the World Ski and Snowboard Festival (WSSF) and the Whistler Cornucopia festival. She launched the Whistler Sled Dog Co. in 2011 in response to the cull of 56 sled dogs the previous year, with the aim of providing a model in the industry for the humane treatment of animals. The company folded in 2013 and Eckersley went on to speak out against the abuse of sled dogs.

Quinlan, Chris

  • CA-BC-QC001
  • Pessoa
  • fl. 1991-present

Christopher 'Chris' Quinlan grew up on the B.C. coast and worked in a logging camp before moving to Whistler in 1991 to enter the food and beverage industry. He held several jobs, including driving buses and working in restaurants, before becoming the founding president of the Restaurant Association of Whistler and helping develop the Restaurants of Whistler Dining Guide.

Quinlan has served on City Council and in the Chamber of Commerce, sat as vice-chair of the Whistler Housing Authority, and been the morning show host for 101.5 Whistler FM. Since 2009, he has been the director of the Whistler Center for Sustainability. From 2010 to 2018, he was the manager of the Whistler Farmer's Market. He went on to develop a successful Sea to Sky Farmer's Market collaboration and to found the website Marketwurks.com, which helps marketplace managers to process vendor applications.

Godfrey, Jim

  • CA-BC-GJ001
  • Pessoa
  • fl. 1977-present

Jim Godfrey was the Chief Administrative Officer for the Resort Municipality of Whistler from 1996 to 2005 and the Executive Director of the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games. In his role as administrative officer, he helped develop and implement strategies for the long-term success and sustainability of Whistler, such as the Whistler 2002 plan, the Whistler Environmental Strategy, and Whistler2020. As a member of the Vancouver Bid Corporation, he was instrumental in securing Whistler's role as host mountain for the 2010 Winter Games. He further contributed to the Games by serving as a director on the Board of the Vancouver Organizing Committee (VANOC), Chair of the Sustainability and Human Resources Committee, and a member of the Finance Committee.

Other organizations to which Godfrey has contributed include One Whistler, the Whistler Sport Legacies Society, Lift Philanthropy Partners, Tourism Whistler, and the Whistler Housing Authority. He has won the Willis Award for Innovation from the Canadian Association of Municipal Administrators, the CH2M Hill Sustainable Community Award from the Federation of Canadian Municipalities, the Fraser Institute's Economy in Government Competition, and the RMOW's Freedom of Municipality award.

Godfrey is currently a principal with Interplay Consulting Inc., a small firm providing management services for local governments, post-secondary educational institutions, not-for-profits, and the private sector.

Douglas, Maureen

  • CA-BC-DM003
  • Pessoa
  • fl. 1986-present

Maureen Douglas is a public, workplace, and leadership engagement professional with 25 years of experience in building positive and constructive work environments. She is currently a facilitator, speaker, and strategist with Mobilize Strategies and the Executive Director of Arts Whistler. She has served as the Executive Director of the Street Access Entertainment Society in Vancouver (1986-1989), the Director of Festivals and Events at Tourism Whistler (1990-1999), the Director of Communications and Community Relations for the 2010 Olympic Winter Games (2002-2010), the Chair of the Pemberton Cultural Roundtable (2012-2015), and a mentor with Diversity Whistler Youth Group (2014-present).

Other past activities of Douglas' include instructing at the BC Institute of Technology, running her own event tourism consulting firm, Moideas Management, serving as a consultant for the Sochi 2014 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games, and directing an executive course on "Public Sector, Public Engagement, and Communications" with Clariden Leadership Institute in Singapore. in 2014, she travelled to Sochi to advocate for better LGBTQ inclusion in the Olympic Games, leading to the International Olympic Council introducing a sexual non-discrimination clause in their charter.

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