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205 Main Street East
North Bay, Ontario P1B 1B2
Executive Director | [email protected]
Jaymie is an emerging artist based out of Northern Ontario. She studied drawing & painting at the Ontario College of Art and Design and the Alberta College of Art and Design. She received her BFA from Nipissing University in 2011. Jaymie remains a practicing visual artist with a focus in drawing and has exhibited work throughout Ontario. Over the past decade Jaymie has worked in various community based and creative sector organizations across the Nipissing Region. Jaymie is a community driven mover, shaker and change-maker, with a decade of work experience with various creative and community-based organizations. With a deep understanding of the unique challenges that face Northern Ontario’s creative sector and its entrepreneurial community, her current focus is on building new pathways for community-based creative sector sustainability in smaller, rural and Northern cities.
Sustainability Officer | [email protected]
Logan moved to North Bay in 2016 and graduated in 2020 from Business Administration at Nipissing University. One of Logan's biggest passions include hockey where she played competitively from 4 - 18 years old, she also loves to cook and bake. Logan is new to the creative sector, and is excited for the opportunity to work and grow with Creative Industries.
Marketing & Communication Coordinator | [email protected]
Colleen was born and raised in Parry Sound, Ontario but moved to Toronto to pursue a degree in Anthropology with a minor in Advocacy and Public Engagement from York University. After spending the last few years living down south, she decided to move to North Bay in January of 2022. Colleen enjoys writing short stories, reading non-fiction books, and scrolling endlessly through TikTok. She is enjoying the opportunity to learn about North Bay, Nipissing’s creative sector and engage with it directly via her role as Marketing & Communication Coordinator.
Interim Chair | Executive Board
James migrated to the North Bay region in 2017. He has been connected to the music industry for the past 20 years operating through recording studios, live sound, touring, performing, instrument & equipment sales. A key passion of James’ is the sharing of knowledge, educating and supporting artists and creatives on their individual pathways.
Treasurer | Executive Board
Anita moved to North Bay in 2008 for the love of the city and has been a community contributor ever since. Anita is a Project Management Professional (PMP) and a Certified Lean Six Sigma Black Belt. She has over 20 years’ experience in project management, continuous quality improvements, financial analysis, managing new business projects, executing contracts and team development across both the public sector and private corporations. She has a unique talent for breaking problems down into small manageable tasks, identifying goals and measuring performance. Her strong leadership skills bring cohesiveness, clarity, and a mutual sense of purpose to any multi-discipline team, which is imperative for project success.
Jennifer is a fashion and footwear designer, maker, artist and educator. Upon graduating from Ryerson University with a Bachelor of Design, Jennifer has had the opportunity to live and work throughout Canada, United States, South America, Europe and Asia fine tuning her craft while gaining industry experience designing for various companies such as Aldo, Abercrombie and Fitch, Awamaki, Pour La Victoire in addition to various private labels. Her work has been featured in publications such as Vogue, Harpers Bazaar, In Style, Elle and Flare Magazine to name a few and have been worn by reputable icons such as Cameron Diaz, Anne Hathaway, Blake Lively and Rihanna. In 2014, Jennifer launched her own business called the Art and Sole Academy as a way to share her love for art, design, traditional craft and the "slow fashion" movement. After operating Art and Sole out of Toronto for 5 successful years, she made the decision in March 2020 to relocate her life and business back to her hometown. Jennifer is very pleased to be back in North Bay and is motivated to help connect, support and promote our creative sector. [email protected]
Emily joined the Creative Industries board as a community member dedicated to supporting the arts in the north. Raised on her traditional territory of Nipissing First Nation and growing up in North Bay, she has always found herself returning home, no matter how far she travels. As a professionally trained Art Therapist, graduate of the Vancouver Art Therapy Institute, she truly believes in the healing potential of the creative process. Her work centers on creating and being a part of community projects & initiatives that promote open access to art and art-making for everyone. Emily is also involved with Art Fix Nipissing as an Artist Facilitator, facilitating spaces for folks from all walks of life to come together, learn some art techniques and make art together. The art scene that has taken shape in the North Bay & Nipissing area over time has inspired her to find her role within the sector. She enjoys working with others with similar interests and passions
Brannyn was raised in the City of North Bay and attended Dalhousie University where he successfully completed the Bachelor of Commerce Co-op program while representing DAL national as a member of the varsity swim team. His elected academic focus was architectural and urban planning as he remained driven to develop real estate upon graduation. Over the past decade, Brannyn has built numerous companies and formed various parterhsnis in General Contracting, Property Management and Real Estate Development. From humble beginnings with a small single family detached home to multi-unit commercial and residential buildings, the focus has always been and will be, urban renewal and sustainability. Using his entrepreneurial spirit and passion for building sustainability, Brannyn has been able to assemble an extensive network of highly accredited professionals that share in his vision of building better, smarter, and for the future.
Quiet, shy, maybe even a little bit socially awkward… and pretty creative. Patrick has spent the past 20+ years making a living in the arts, and promoting North Bay every step of the way. Starting with a background in graphic design, Patrick's work has continued to evolve, to include web development, illustration, animation, photography, music, and video production. With a history of projects across the country ranging from book illustrations, to filming for networks like TSN and Discovery, the next step for Patrick is finding new challenges, new ways to grow creatively, and always promoting this area and the creative people that keep it alive.
City Council Representative | Director
Dave Mendicino is an elected city council member, and has been for 11 years. He studied Marketing at Fanshawe College. After graduating, he was hired into the management training program with Toronto Dominion Bank and spent several years moving through numerous cities and up the management chain. He learned a lot about finance and working with a variety of people in those years. He returned to North Bay in 1993 to continue his banking career. Currently he is working as the Fundraising Coordinator for the Nipissing Serenity Hospice on top of being a city council member. Currently he is Chair of the North Bay Mattawa Conservation Authority, and KidSport North Bay.
Director at Large
CA Reid is an artist and Coordinator from Northeastern Ontario. She is a member of Atikameksheng Anishnawbek currently living in Nipissing / North Bay. Her work often highlights the fractal geometry of nature as a blueprint for existence and her work in recent years explores digital archiving in context of cultural preservation. Other areas of research include digital humanities and media history, holding an interest in axiology and ideological construction through the arts.
City Rep. Ex-Officio | Director
Bryan is the Community Development Facilitator for the City of North Bay. He grew up in South River before settling into the North Bay area in 2007. Bryan attended post-secondary school at Canadore College and Laurentian University studying Recreation and Leisure Services and History. Bryan spent 7 years as Manager of Health and Fitness at the YMCA of North Bay before moving to the City of North Bay as a Community Development Coordinator in 2015. Along with his 15 years of community development and program development experience, Bryan has a passion for the arts and is an avid guitar player and music lover. [email protected]