Executive Director - Michelle Hignell
Michelle Hignell is an experienced arts
administrator and event planner, having
organized the Powell River Film Festival
for ten years. Michelle joined PRISMA
in its inaugural season.
Student Services Coordinator & Assistant to the Music Director - Megan Gros
In addition to working with PRISMA,
Megan Gros is the vice-president of the Board
of the Powell River Historical Museum.
Megan has a background in event management, website
design, and marketing, and is working on completing
a degree in community rehabilitation and
disability studies at the University of Calgary.
Special Events Coordinator - Kim Barton Bridges
Kim, her husband and three daughters moved to Powell River in 1998
from Vancouver. Their youngest daughter started university last year,
so while they are officially empty-nesters, they remain at the beck and call
of their three furry kids. Her volunteer pursuits include positions with the
PR Hospice Society and the BC Ferries Advisory Committee for our region.
She loves the quiet, coastal lifestyle and the various arts and cultural events
for which this community has earned a solid reputation.
Marketing & Communications Manager - Sarah Barton Bridges
An English student at the University of British Columbia, Sarah is always
happy to call Powell River home and has done so for the past
She is excited to bring her passion for writing to the PRISMA fans and supporters
and always enjoys the chills that orchestral music give her.
Operations Manager - Caitlin Bryant
Caitlin Bryant is a dedicated arts and culture administrator who believes in the sector's
intrinsic ability to build connected, thriving communities based on celebration and shared
values. Caitlin's always up for a new challenge and has worked in a wide variety of disciplines
with in the arts including performing arts, visual arts, contemporary dance, film, and speaker series.
Volunteer Coordinator - Laura Wilson
A long time visitor to our region, Laura permanently relocated to Powell River with her wife
and young children in the summer of 2015. Her background includes over 15 years of creative
arts and artist management. Her love for the natural beauty of this coastal region is surpassed
only by her passion for the strong social community and its supporting arts and cultural scene.
Laura currently enjoys her work with the PREP Society and the Community Resource Center, and
looks forward to being part of the growing PRISMA team.
Corporate Sponsor Communications & Music Tourism - Kerri Carlson
With more than 12 years experience in event management and
marketing, Kerri thrives on building community through creative,
strategic, and synergistic collaboration.
Administrative Support - Sharon Thomas
Sharon Thomas taught chemistry to high school students for several years.
After obtaining a Ph.D., she worked as a research scientist in both the USA
and Canada. Her administrative experience stems from her role as
managing director of a pan Canadian scientific research network.
She has been an avid supporter of PRISMA since its inception.
Lead Grant Writer - Janet Newbury
Working with PRISMA is one of the ways Janet stays connected with the community she
lives in and loves. She is also an adjunct professor at the University of Victoria and
Vancouver Island University. She deeply enjoys the great outdoors, and getting involved
in the many cultural, artistic, and social offerings of this region.
Graphic Design - Nancy de Brouwer