Fundraising and Marketing Manager
W. Ian Walker has formed two companies: Emlian Music Group (2000) and Emlian Communications Group (2006). He holds a BA in Theatre and Film from McMaster University, and a Post-Graduate certificate in Fundraising and Volunteer Management from Humber College, Toronto. Ian is a recipient of the Imperial Oil Scholarship to the Banff School of Management, Development for Arts Administrators Seminar.
For over thirty years, Ian has been passionate about being a vocalist, chorister and arts administrator in choral arts management. He has worked for Orchestra London, London Pro Musica and formerly The London International Children’s Festival, Toronto Mendelssohn Youth Choir and TMC organization, the Elmer Iseler Singers and the Orpheus Choir of Toronto as their Director of Marketing and Development. He consulted on some development and fundraising issues in 2011 for New Strings Theatre, Toronto. In December 2010, Ian received the McMaster University Centennial Award from the McMaster Association for Part-Time Students (MAPS) for achieving a degree despite a learning disability (ADHD)
and for his involvement with MAPS and other Hamilton arts and social service non-profit organizations.
Since the release of Walker’s book “Stirring My Soul to Sing, Overcoming ADHD Through Song” (published in 2018) his book is now well received internationally. In July 2022, Ian’s book is being redeveloped for a dramatic ADHD play.
As an active speaker, author, ADHD host and podcast host, Ian still loves to consult on arts and fundraising projects when his schedule will allow.
Social Media Marketing and Communications
Lee is thrilled to be working with No Strings Theatre to foster her love of the arts and to help spread awareness around untold stories and under-represented individuals in the cultural industries. She holds a BA in English and Communication Studies from Wilfrid Laurier University, with a minor in Cultural Studies and a concentration in Creative Industries.
Theatre has been a large part of Lee’s life since the age of seven, both on and off stage. She was most recently given the opportunity to produce Laurier Musical Theatre’s production of FAME: The Musical. In addition to FAME, her other recent credentials include Stage Manager for Laurier Musical Theatre’s production of “The Theory of Relativity” and No Strings Theatre’s developmental workshop: “Dario et La Diablesse”.
Lee is committed to promoting inclusivity and creativity in her professional life. She is currently a Marketing Coordinator with the UJA Federation of Greater Toronto, working to advocate for and strengthen the Jewish community of Toronto. Lee has also worked as a Social Media Coordinator, Digital creator, UX/UI Designer and Writing and Communications Intern with various organizations with a focus on mental health, diversity, and support programs for women. Since starting with No Strings Theatre this past May, Lee has had the amazing opportunity to learn more about untold stories and have conversations with those under-represented in the theatre industry. She hopes that everyone who attends a No Strings Theatre event gains a greater appreciation for those who historically remain unseen and joins us in our effort to tell their stories.