Ed Video's Board of Directors is responsible for all strategic activities of the centre, including sound financial management.
This means ensuring that the mandate of Ed Video is upheld in the programs and services Ed Video provides to its members and the community, and that they are managed responsibly.
Meet the current Board of Directors of Ed Video:
Alex Audette: Member at Large
Alex Audette began his post-secondary education in Chemical Engineering, graduating from McGill University in 1993. He then spent 7 years in Japan studying martial arts and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). In 2000, Alex returned to Canada and has practiced Acupuncture and TCM for the last 14 years in both Alberta and Ontario. He became a member of Ed Video in 2012 due to an interest in making video art, both to promote TCM, and music from the indie bands The Maadmen and The Latenighters of which he is a fan. Thanks to the generous support from Ed Video’s dedicated staff, his interest in producing and making media art has grown, and he was awarded the Video Art Production Award in 2015, which enabled him to pursue more complex projects in writing, acting and directing.
Theo Bakker: Vice President
Thoreau Bakker is an MFA student at Ocad University. His current practice explores the physical and conceptual intersections of fine art and mass production. He is Vice President on the board of directors at the Ed Video Media Arts Centre, and a research assistant in Dr. Martha Ladly’s Visual Analytics Lab.
James Burgie: Member at Large
As a member at Ed Video since 2004, James has an educational background in film and design. He currently resides at Intrigue Media in Guelph(since 2013) as a graphic designer/videographer.
Outside of Ed Video, James sits on the advisory committee at The Chill Foundation and has a love for film/TV, music and board sports.
Gillian is a local artist who teaches children’s art classes and camps. Her
education includes studies in Therapeutic Recreation from Georgian College, a
Graduate Certificate in Museum Management and Curatorship from Fleming College and
two degrees in Fine Arts. The first was earned from Georgian College and the second
from the University of Guelph, where she specialized in painting, printmaking and
extended practices. Gillian began volunteering at Ed Video in 2011 and has continued
to be involved since.
Jennifer Martin is a photographer and filmmaker currently based in Guelph,
Ontario. Martin holds an MFA from Western University and a BFA in
Photography from Emily Carr University of Art and Design. She has exhibited
her film and photographic work nationally and internationally, most
recently at the Robert McLaughlin Gallery, DNA Artspace, and MacIntosh
Gallery. Martin has taught courses in photography and filmmaking at Western
University and was recently the Artist Residency Coordinator at SPAO – The
School of Photographic Arts: Ottawa. She became a member of the board of
directors for Ed Video in 2018.
Rob Ring: Secretary
Rob Ring is a video-based artist currently living & working in Kitchener, Ontario,
Canada. He holds an MFA from the University of Guelph. He has been actively
producing video in one form or another for 25 years. His performance-based work has
been featured in countless group & solo exhibitions nationally and abroad.
Rob’s practice often integrates video projection into live performances for theatre
groups, symphonies, and other special events. His current focus is on documentary
filmmaking, with a particular interest in local history. In 2018 he released Care
For The Child, his first feature-length documentary.
Rob is President of Ring Productions, a production company based in Kitchener Ontario.
Adrienne Spier: Member at Large
Adrienne Spier is a multidisciplinary artist who works with discarded and unwanted materials. She received an MFA from Concordia University, completed the Independent Studio Program at the Toronto School of Art, and has a BA in Fine Art from the University of Guelph. Her work has been exhibited in Toronto, Montreal, Quebec City, Calgary, Rouyn-Noranda, Guelph, Rotterdam, The Netherlands, and Berlin, Germany. She has taken part in numerous residencies in both Ontario and Quebec, including the Hamilton Artists Inc. Cotton Factory Residency. She is the recipient of various awards from the Ontario Arts Council, Canada Council for the Arts and Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec. Spier currently lives and works in Guelph, Ontario.
Tyler Young: Member at Large
A talented film maker editor and cinematographer, Tyler has been passionate about his camera art in both moving and still images. He has worked professionally on many local video shoots as head of the camera department, a role that he is very comfortable in. His Bolivian heritage allows him a grounded viewpoint of the privileges so many of us take for granted.
Tyler's camera training started in 1996 while he was still in high school and has been steadily growing ever since. He has on the job experience from years of assisting photographers and professionals on large film sets.
Tyler currently works to develop immersive storylines for major cartoon companies in Toronto. He is a seasoned storyteller with a good eye for camera and always enjoys sharing knowledge with savvy up and comers.