BOARD OF DIRECTORS
No Strings Theatre is a charitable organization governed by an experienced and skilled board of directors.
Brian is the Assistant Director, Residence Life at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Brian has worked at 5 universities in Canada and the US and has participated and presented at provincial, national, and international conferences. As an award winning presenter, Brian uses his techniques to engage his audiences while giving them the capacities to learn, ask questions, and feel empowered. Brian is a cis-gender queer white male with immigrant parents and is first generation university student. Brian has a passion for equity and inclusion and has been exploring the notions of inclusion since the first time he was excluded as a child. Brian believes that dialogue is the first step to dismantling white supremacy, patriarchy, capitalism, toxic masculinity, and xenophobia. Brian holds a BA in Theatre Studies from the University of Guelph, an M.Ed in International Higher Education from Loyola University Chicago, and is currently a PhD student in Higher Education at the University of Toronto.
Karen Sampson works as a law clerk and puts her administrative and organizational skills to use as No Strings Theatre's board Secretary. She combines her love for the theatre and volunteerism as a way to give back to the community and stay connected to the arts.
Cynthia Knight is a Financial Analyst, spending her last 20 years with AT&T. She has prior experience sitting on the Board of Directors for New Dawn Moravian Church, serving as President for 5 of her 6-year tenure. Cynthia relies on her professional expertise but informed by her honesty, determination, and service.
Cynthia is an avid bowler and has been a member of the Barbados Mixed Bowling League for over 30 years. Her introduction to bowling was through her daughter’s passion for the sport, and she hasn’t looked back since. Much like her daughter’s pursuit of bowling, which has had the lasting effect of community, Cynthia sees value in providing opportunities for youth to develop their musical theatre skills.
ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT | VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR
Bronwen first joined No Strings Theatre in 2015 as an Office Assistant, and later that same year took on the role of Volunteer Coordinator. She is a musical theatre enthusiast with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Drama Studies from Glendon College, York University, and a diploma in Career and Work Counselling from George Brown College.
EVENT COORDINATOR | BOOKKEEPER
Eulalie holds an Associate Degree (AA) in Human Resources and Executive Assistant Management As an Event Coordinator, Eulalie has managed and coordinated a variety of events from inception to successful completion for various organizations, choral groups, churches and weddings.
Eulalie's initial involvement with No Strings Theatre began as a vocal student of Denise’s Studio. As she became aware of the amazing professional productions that Denise was offering to the community, she realized that her skills and experience as an Event Planner would be better utilized as a member of the board of No Strings Theatre. For over ten years, she has lent her support to this amazing organization as Event Coordinator and now Front of House for all events. It’s been a joy for her to support Denise and to work with so many professional artists.
No Strings Theatre is always looking for volunteers.
Currently we are accepting applications for people to serve on our board of directors.
"It takes a village to raise a child."
FUNDRAISING AND COMMUNICATIONS DIRECTOR
Joy is the Fundraising and Communications Director. After obtaining a BA in Political Science, Joy went on to undergo a post-graduate designation in Public Relations and Corporate Communication. Joy is a freelance writer with a passion for communications and marketing. Joy has ample experience in client relations and uses her extensive interpersonal experience, coupled with her background in communications, to convey and maintain the public presence of NST.