Board of Directors
Sabine Fels, Chair
Sabine Fels currently works as a fine art specialist for Halifax Regional Arts - a new division of the Halifax Regional Centre for Eduction. Trained as an artist, educator and art administrator, Sabine has been a strong advocate for youth programming in the arts here in Halifax for over two decades. She has served on the board of directors of numerous arts organization and held the position as president of Youth Art Connection and the Art Teacher Association of Nova Scotia. In addition to teaching in, through, and about the arts in the public schools, she is also involved in the development of the arts curriculum as well as mentorship programs for young artists.
LaMEIA REDDick, Vice President
LaMeia is often called a ‘Bridge Builder', someone who holds space between institution and community. Her work as a community engagement consultant supports organizations in feeling empowered in their approach to engage community.
LaMeia works to bring together new ideas across a number of fields. Her passion for art, design and community keeps her busy with building particularly in the local green economy.
Some of LaMeia's more recent exciting projects include working at a local floral shop as a designer and business developer. She also runs a youth program out of the basement of her North Preston home which will one day grow to be a hub space for local and non-local community.
Faith Allen, Treasurer
Faith Allen is an accountant/bookkeeper based in the Halifax/Dartmouth area. She has worked in the film industry for over thirteen years, having started on animation productions with Halifax Film (now DHX Media). Originally from the Eastern Shore, where the rugged rural environment helped contribute to her lifelong love and appreciation for nature, she now resides in Dartmouth. In her downtime, Faith enjoys hiking, yoga, and singing songs with friends and family. Having recently joined the WAS Board as Interim Treasurer, Faith looks forward to bringing her experience and dedication to the organization.
Kyrie Robinson, Secretary
Kyrie is a 4th year student at King’s college and Dalhousie University studying Social Anthropology and Early Modern Studies with a focus on Art History. Born and raised in Halifax she has been part of the art and music community for many years, working the Nova Scotia Youth Orchestra both as a musician, but also in production and librarian roles. At home, she is kept company by Border Collies, sheep and horses. She is very excited to work with all the wonderful people that make up the fabric of Wonder’neath Arts Society.
M. Ali ülkü
Dr. M. Ali Ülkü is a professor and the Director of Centre for International Trade and Transportation at the Rowe School of Business, Dalhousie University. His research writings revolve around sustainable supply chain management and business analytics. He pro-bono consults to nonprofit organizations and sits on the Advisory Board of Wonder'neath Art Society. In his spare time, he enjoys being with his lovely family and appreciates art works.
I was happy to join this talented and dedicated group in 2017. I helped people through the refugee process in my past volunteer work and by day I’ve been working in a Halifax law firm for 20 years. I hope to bring something from that background to Wonder’neath. As a parent and neighbour I am thankful for the opportunity to join such a fun and important part of our Halifax community.
Trained at NSCAD University (BFA in Interdisciplinary Studies 2012 and a Visual Art Certificate in Design 2016), I am an artist and designer who works with a variety of materials, ranging from traditional illustration, printmaking and letterpress to painting, embroidery, textiles and sculpture. I currently have a small paper goods business called Impressions with product items ranging in style from traditional ink drawings to letterpress printing.
(BFA, MES, Dip. Sustainable/Environmental Ed, PhD in progress)
Sally Morgan has been a part of the Canadian dance community for over 20 years. She has studied internationally in contemporary and postmodern dance, improvisation/contact improvisation and somatics. Her work has been presented across Canada, in Europe and the USA. Sally is a dance/somatic movement and environmental educator and has extensive teaching experience in a variety of educational settings. Her research focuses on ecosomatics, improvisation, relational embodied ethics, place/placelessness, environmental education, performance/ecology and slow pedagogies. She has co-ordinated the Somatic Movement Exploration Lab (SME) in Toronto for the past four years and is also a Certified Yoga and Pilates Instructor. In 2018/19 Sally taught in the Acting program in The Fountain School of Performing Arts at Dalhousie University.
Lynn Reierson is a part time blacksmith working in rural Nova Scotia. Over many years she has done construction projects and home renovations as a hobby as well. Lynn likes to garden, run and build things. She has had a close connection to Wonder'neath from its inception and is excited to contribute as a board member.