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:
Gillian Elder: President/ Treasurer
Gillian Elder is a Guelph-based artist who has been teaching children’s art classes and camps for the past several years. Prior to instructing art classes she completed degrees in Fine Arts at Georgian College and the University of Guelph. She, also received graduate certificates in both Museum Management and Curatorship from Fleming College and Therapeutic Recreation from Georgian College. She enjoys working with a mixture of mediums including, painting, printing, drawing and ceramics. Her artwork deals with various themes including zany dogs, nudes, cubist faces, herself and more. Gillian began volunteering at Ed Video in 2011 and has continued to be involved since.
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. Rob is President of Ring Productions, a production company based in Kitchener Ontario.
Leonard Gantioqui: Vice President
Leonard Gantioqui is a professional videographer. A graduate of Conestoga College's Broadcasting Television program, Leonard has been making videos since 2008, learning different techniques along the way. Leonard began volunteering at Ed Video in 2013 as part of a college internship and has been a part of the Ed Video community ever since. He currently works as a freelance videographer and enjoys making short videos for the web.
Marty Cotter: Member at Large
Marty Cotter is a Guelph based arts and culture writer.
Her work focus primarily on documenting Canada’s rich legacy of humour and the continued journey to have stand up comedy recognized as an art under the granting system in Canada. She has been a member of Ed video since 2006 her favourite camera is the XC-15
Halley Roback: Member at Large
Halley Roback is a documentary maker based in Guelph, Ontario. Originally from the Maritimes, she holds a BA in Sociology from Mount Allison University, and an MFA in Documentary Media from Ryerson University. She has been working in film and television, since 2010, in various roles, including as production manager and video editor. Halley became a member of Ed Video in 2019, following a move to Guelph. Her current documentary practice tends to focus around community, social issues, and stories of local interest.
Lisa Conway: Member at Large
Lisa Conway is a composer, artist, and music producer who has composed for and collaborated with filmmakers, dancers, theatre directors, and performance artists, and has completed creative residencies from New Brunswick, Canada to Aubagne, France. She is an alumni of the final Red Bull Music Academy (2018, Berlin), as well as the Canadian Film Centre's year-long Slaight Music Residency (2016). She holds a BFA Honours in Music from York University, and an MA in Sonic Arts from Queen’s University Belfast. Lisa moved to Guelph in 2019, and joined Ed Video to continue to expand her creative practice.
Alexandra Rimmington: Member at Large
Alex Rimmington is a music curator and librarian, working as the Music Director for CFRU 93.3FM - Guelph's campus & community radio station since 2010. She holds an Honours BSc in Nutritional and Nutraceutical Sciences from the University of Guelph. Through her volunteer work and her role at CFRU, Alex has been an avid supporter of the local arts community and independent media since returning to Guelph in 2009. She enjoys learning about audio engineering and music production, and has been an Ed Video member since 2019.
Rebecca Casalino: Member at Large
Rebecca Casalino is an artist, writer and curator based in Hamilton, Ontario (Treaty 3) on the land of the Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe First Nations people. She is a queer Italian-Canadian settler, maintaining her practice through deeply personal collaborations in her community and sheer willpower. Working in multiple making, video, sculpture, prose and drawing Casalino channels her lived experience through her quirky, often deadpan, humour. Casalino completed her BA in Studio Art, with a minor in English, at the University of Guelph in 2017 and is a recent graduate from Ontario College of Art and Design with an MFA in Criticism and Curatorial Practice. She currently produces and hosts the arts podcast Hopping the Fence which is in its second season.
Racquel Rowe: Member at Large
Racquel Rowe (she/her) is a Black, queer, femme interdisciplinary artist from the island of Barbados living in Canada. The notion of compulsory visibility and subverting dominant ideologies, is essential to Rowe's practice. As a Black artist engaging in critical conversations around race, culture and gender, has furthered her own ability to understand and break away from colonial representations. This process of decolonisation does not come easy, even when work is created to challenge colonial and racist narratives, the critical language necessary to talk about the complexities presented does not always exist. Rowe explores the way history has shaped modern day depictions of Black women, culture and thus how these things affect her lived experience. She considers performative action as a form of exploratory, open ended research that is constantly evolving.
Gerard Browne: Member at Large
Gerard Browne is a talented musician, with a keen sensibility for everything audio, and a passion for the arts. Formerly a co-op student at Ed Video, and a graduate of the Conestoga College Television and Independent Production program, Gerard lends his technical and creative skills to producing diverse types of video, media content, and events with a focus on promoting and supporting Black culture.