Gay Hauser

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Gay Hauser has worked as an actor, director, designer and general manager administrator in non-profit arts sector for 35 years. Currently a consultant for Strategic Arts Management, Gay has worked as the general manager of Live Art Dance Productions and as a founding member of Eastern Front Theatre and Mulgrave Road Theatre Co. Gay continues to perform annually in Symphony Nova Scotia’s The Nutcracker and currently serves as the managing producer of the annual event.

Gay has experience in theatre and dance presenting general management including audience development, board development, strategic planning, production budgeting, global budgeting, and multi-year budgeting, financial reporting, audit preparation, bookkeeping, grant writing, CTA contracting, payroll, including T4 and T4A preparation, charitable tax returns, sponsorship relations, special event coordination, donor relations, volunteer relations, customer relations and box office management.

Nancy Morgan

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Nancy Morgan has been working as an administrator in non-profit arts sector for 20 years. Currently the Executive Director of Theatre Nova Scotia, Nancy has worked as Managing Director of Strategic Arts Management, the General Manager at Eastern Front Theatre, and as Administrator at Great Canadian Theatre Company in Ottawa. She has been the Outreach Coordinator at Festival Antigonish Summer Theatre and the US Tour Coordinator for Off The Leash Creative. As an independent consultant Nancy has worked with 10 Nova Scotian organizations of various disciplines.

Nancy has experience in theatre general management including production budgeting, global budgeting, multi-year budgeting, financial reporting, audit preparation, bookkeeping, grant writing, CTA contracting, payroll, including T4 and T4A preparation, charitable tax returns, HST returns, sponsorship relations, fundraising, special event coordination, donor relations, volunteer relations, customer relations, and box office management. In outreach coordination, she has experience creating a communications plan, building contact lists, and community engagement and audience development initiatives. Nancy has extensive experience in organizing and running fundraising events including logistics, public relations and marketing. Nancy has also covered the immigration, tax and carnet requirements for a Nova Scotia theatre company tour to the United States.

Michael Erwin

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Michael is a professional theatre manager with a nerdy side. His life long love of technology has turned into more than just a hobby through Cloudsmith Studio.

With a background in live theatre, Michael knows the importance of small details. Maybe your customers don’t really mind that wobbly table, or blurry photo on your website, but they notice. When those little details are fixed perfectly, it adds up to an experience they won’t forget!

Michael brings to Web Design a focus on your audience, the customer, that few others can.

Learning new things is what makes him tick, and staying on top of new trends and technologies on the web perpetually scratches that itch.

In addition to Cloudsmith Studio, Michael currently the Production Manager at Neptune Theatre, and a Board Member for the Legacy Centre for Performing Arts.

Bruce Klinger

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Bruce Klinger has been working in Atlantic Canada’s arts community for over 30 years.

During his 10-year tenure as the General Manager of Neptune Theatre, Bruce saw the organization through the building of the new $13.5 million facility from the first planning stages through to completion.

In 1998, Bruce opened his own business as an arts management consultant, through which he has assisted organizations with the creation of business and strategic plans, and governance policies. Bruce has also served as a management and capital project consultant, and assisted in the creation and development of Theatre Nova Scotia and the Nova Scotia Theatre Sector Strategy.

In 2009, Bruce started Valley Summer Theatre, a professional theatre company based in Wolfville, Nova Scotia that produces classic works of theatre.

Bruce was one of the three founding consultants of Strategic Arts Management.

He was honoured with the 2016 Theatre Nova Scotia Legacy Award for outstanding contributions to professional theatre in Nova Scotia.

Michael Sutherland, CPA, CA

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Mike has been in public practice for over thirty years. As part of his practice he works with a variety of artistic clients ranging from individual artists to not- for-profit and charitable organizations. Mike has provided these clients with assurance services ( audits, review engagements, compilation engagements ), taxation services and business advisory services. Mike is very interested in growing his business in the artistic community.

Kayleigh Sheehan

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As a SAM Consultant, Kayleigh has worked with the Nova Scotia Talent Trust and Visual Arts Nova Scotia. She has also worked with 2b theatre company (Associate Producer), Zuppa Theatre Co. (Associate Administrator), the Nova Scotia High School Drama Festival (Administrator), and the Atlantic Film Festival (Box Office and Theatre Manager).

Kayleigh is a volunteer with Halifax Public Libraries and the Fusion Halifax Arts and Culture Action Team, and was a juror for the 2016 Theatre Nova Scotia Robert Merritt Awards.