Our Board

Our Vision:

To be a nationally recognized centre for the arts that contributes culturally, economically and socially to our community.

Our Mission:

To build and enrich our community by providing a variety of quality arts and cultural experiences.

Our Values:

  • Creativity: We encourage imagination, innovation and originality in our support of the performing arts.
  • Quality: We maintain the highest standards of excellence in all aspects of the theatre experience.
  • Inclusiveness: We welcome and support a range of performances to encourage participation of all members of our community.
  • Service: We maintain a friendly and professional atmosphere that is welcoming and accessible to all.
  • Leadership: We are leaders in providing innovative programming for our community.

The Tidemark Theatre Society Board of Directors

Penny Gosselin, President president@tidemarktheatre.com

Penny abounds in creative energy and sees our community as the art place to be. Her background includes leadership roles as an educator, the CR Arts Council, and Patrons of the Arts. Penny supports active engagement in partnerships between non-profit art groups. One of the highlights last year was the partnership between Patrons of the Arts, the CR Arts Council, and the Tidemark Theatre in putting on the Wearable Art Show in our theatre. It truly was an amazing evening showcasing visual and performing designers, models, and artists. Penny believes it to be a privilege to be on the Tidemark Board as it is an example of board and staff working together to give the best a theatre can offer to our community.

Melanie Erickson, Vice-President

Melanie has lived on Vancouver Island for many years and has had a prosperous career in the service industry and managed to raise both of her children on her own during it all and now she is grandmother of 2 mostly lovely little girls.  She is currently a Real Estate agent with Royal Lepage Advance and is enjoying the wacky hours and helping people get into the home of their dreams.  In her social life, she is a member of the River Spirit Dragonboat team here in Campbell River( this is where her soul lives),  and also the Membership Director of the Kinette Club of Campbell River which is the female version of the Kinsmen. The Kinettes have only been around for about 3 years now, so they are working hard at getting their name out in the community with party set up/take down, helping the kinsmen with their casino nights, and holding raffles throughout the year with the proceeds going to less fortunate families in the community. Her hobbies are going to the Theatre, travel, photography, and boating (not fishing) with her husband.

Amrik M Sahota, Treasurer

Born and raised in beautiful Campbell River, Amrik is a husband and a father to three teen daughters. He has spent most of career working in the resource sector and has transitioned on a new journey being an personal financial advisor. He believes he has benefited greatly working locally, with support from long standing members of our community, having the ability to be home consistently to be involved in his families' day to day affairs. Through this he has seen his girls grow into the amazing, hard working creative young women they are today and his wife and daughters are greatly involved in many genres of performing and visual arts, the joy and determination they possess is contagious. Amrik believe all ages should enrich their lives with personal and group expression and passionate in helping maintain, progress and showcase our very important theatre. In his opinion, the whole arts realm needs to be more in the forefront in schools and community.

Tracey Jamieson, Secretary

Born and raised in Kenora, Northwestern Ontario, on Longbow Lake, Tracey’s childhood was filled with camping, fishing, boating and snowmobiling.  She attended Cambrian College, Sudbury, Ontario in the early 1990’s and earned a diploma in Graphic Design and Fine Arts. While at the college she attended many theatre, fine arts performances and shows, as well as participating in art exhibits and helping people make story telling into paintings at summer festivals. She made the big move to British Columbia after college when  she decided she wanted less winter and has never looked back, She finds it  so beautiful in Campbell River where there is so many opportunities for everything a person could want such as hiking, snowshoeing, arts etc. Once she moved to Black Creek on Vancouver Island she knew she found her forever home.  Tracey works at Royal Lepage in the offices and supports her husband in his work as well.


Shelley Humble, Past-President

Shelley is a retired business woman whose entrepreneurial instincts and clarity of vision carried multiple companies through rapid and continuous growth.  She is experienced in working with organisations, business, education, government agencies, Non Profits and First Nations, with experience in all aspects of the business cycle. Shelley understands the process of leadership, teambuilding, sales & marketing, strategic planning and organizational development.  At this time, she  sits on the Boards of Tidemark Theatre and North Island College, where she enjoys being able to serve  and give back to the community at large.


Laura Lister, Director

I have had the pleasure of living on Vancouver Island for over 25 years, 15 of them being in the Oyster River area where we got to raise two amazing young ladies on a hobby farm.  Originally from the Sweet East Coast, I have been involved with many different and wonderful Campbell River organizations including Campbell River Day Break Rotary and now Tidemark theater, where I am honoured to be a part of this amazing Board and the work they do.  My partner, Jim Graham and I are the proud part owners of Campbell River Toyota where we do our best to support local initiatives and organizations including the Food bank, SPCA and the Outdoor Adventures Program at Timberline Secondary school just to name a few.  We are blessed to live in such a wonderful community and being able to enjoy boating and fishing, one of our favourite things to do.

Bev Sievwright, Director

Bev and her husband moved to the Island in 2005.  They had previously lived on Vancouver Island during the 70’s and after successful careers with a major telecommunications company decided to move back to BC and make Campbell River their home.

Bev enjoys sewing, reading and travelling.  Bev’s immediate family lives in Alberta and she is a grandmother to 3 talented, active and caring grandkids.

In 2006 Bev began volunteering with non profits in Campbell River and became actively involved as a Board member with such organizations as the Volunteer Centre, Women’s Centre, the Tidemark and also spent twelve years on the Board of Rivercity Players.  Bev produced twelve productions for Rivercity Stage.  Her passion has always been in the Arts and Campbell River has so much to offer.  Bev believes that it is a privilege to be on the Tidemark Board again and is looking forward to interacting with the Tidemark Board and dedicated employees.

Bev hopes that she can add value to the Board and staff of the Tidemark by offering past experience and skill sets obtained over her career history.  She looks forward to seeing the theatre continue to grow and prosper.