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Judy Anderson
Programming & Arts Administrator
Judy manages all aspects of programming at ECFTA - from children's programs that include March break, PD Day and Summer camps, to #youngmakers workshops and school outreach. She also sources and coordinates with guest artists to provide quality adult workshops in our classroom throughout the year. She runs the Supportive Arts program for adults 18+ with learning (dis)abilities, organizing local art instructors, creating art projects that embrace diversity and are engaging for adults of all abilities. Judy is the lead ECFTA Arts Educator and formulates the calendar with creativity, positivity and wit. Judy is passionate for creativity in all its forms, has an immeasurable devotion to the Arts and a can-do attitude that helps define the character of ECFTA. Judy studied at Ontario College of Art & Design as well as the University of Guelph. She makes her playful and peculiar brand of art under the name kukucaju.
Lianne Carter
Executive Director
As Director, Lianne is responsible for delivering on the strategic vision of the Centre - to establish the Elora Centre for the Arts as a unique community resource that fosters creativity, artistic expression and the belief that a vibrant arts centre is integral to the health of our community. Responsible for overseeing staff, gallery exhibitions, curating the artisan shop to feature local artisans and makers, creating a sustainable business model, outreach partnerships, events, communication, graphic design and promotion. She also oversees the heritage building and relationships with tenants. Lianne combines corporate and charitable experience - ranging from The Guelph Community Foundation to running her own marketing consulting business. She has worked in various marketing and advertising roles including Cossette Advertising & Marketing and Encore Strategic Marketing (now The Hive Strategic Marketing). Lianne studied Communications and Business at Wilfrid Laurier University and has an Executive MBA from Queens University.
Sonia Cheng
Sonia manages the office administration at ECFTA, working to ensure our accounting system is flawless. She is also the point person for venue rentals (weddings, special events, music performances, and community use space). Sonia studied History and Music at Wilfrid Laurier and worked many years in the financial service industry before setting out on her own as an independent business owner. She has served on the boards for the Wellington Centre for Sustainable Agriculture, as well as KIPP. Sonia is an ardent believer in the importance of community supported ventures, which make her very excited to be able to bring her event planning and small business experience to the ECFTA.
Molly Kleiker
Grant Writer
Molly is helping meet the needs of our community by growing ECFTA's grant-funded programming. Responsible for researching and writing grants to foundations, corporations, and municipal, provincial and federal agencies, she is successfully cultivating relationships with funders who share our vision to be relevant and create real impact within our community. Molly is passionate about working in the “social profit” sector, having focused her work for over a decade on helping not-for-profit organizations improve their governance, communication and internal administration processes. Prior to joining the ECFTA team, she worked with West Coast Environmental Law and Arts Umbrella in Vancouver, BC. She has a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Carleton University.
Jody Mount
Gallery & Artisan Shop Coordinator
Jody will likely be the one to greet you when you visit the artisan shop or gallery. She coordinates with the artisans who are featured in our Artisan Shop and manages the flow of new and interesting products you will find in there. She also coordinates gallery events and provides art exhibition support. She assists with community communication and social media. Jody's love of the arts, her community and her organizational skills are a perfect complement to the team at ECFTA. Jody has an Art History degree from McGill University and an Office Systems Technology diploma from College Mother House in Montreal. Her experience includes administrative leadership and support at various educational institutions and retail environments. Jody is a trained dancer, and taught at Canada's National Ballet School in Toronto - what an amazing mix of interests and skills!