Board of Directors


VACANT - Secretary

Linda Anderson - President

Keli Dunn - Executive Director

Keli formed Amber Academy Youth Fine Arts Society in honour of her sister, Amber, who died tragically in 2016. Keli’s hope is that through Amber Academy’s programs and mentors, young people will uncover the framework they need to build a positive sense of self and develop a pro-social connectedness that will foster them in becoming confident, productive, and healthy adults.

Keli's work in the non-profit sector spans more than 25 years. Specific areas of expertise include Business Development, Risk Management, Project Management, Marketing and Communications, Fund Development and Event Coordinating.

Keli's passion is using her professional skills to make a difference in the lives of children today which may help them to become effective leaders tomorrow.

Melissa Curtis - Past President

Melissa is an Education Assistant with the Sooke School District and currently works as an EA at EMCS High School in Sooke. She has been involved in many community-based performance groups throughout the years and has participated in community theatre in Alberta and BC since 2003 and brings to us her extensive theatre background, as well as her passion for acting, and a love of working with children. In addition to performing on the stage herself, Melissa has participated in numerous productions as Assistant Director, Stage Manager, Technical Director, and Assistant Producer.

Melissa had the pleasure of working with the students of Amber Academy as our Acting Instructor in 2017. Since then, Melissa has enjoyed being able to remain involved with the organization as a board member of Amber Academy. Her goal is to help students unlock their unique talents through acting and theatre by supporting and nurturing their creativity and confidence.

VACANT - Treasurer

Stephanie Croft - Director at Large

Stephanie has lived in the Sooke area for 20 years. Much of her career has been spent in communications and event planning in the non-profit and government arts and culture sectors. After a brief hiatus to be home with her two children, she changed gears and became a French Immersion teacher with the Sooke School District and currently works at Journey Middle School.

Stephanie has previous board experience as the President of the Shirley Women’s Institute for seven years and the Secretary for the Shirley Community Association for five years.

Stephanie is thrilled to have her children join Amber Academy this year and to be involved in such a worthy organization.

VACANT - Director, Governance & Board Development

VACANT- Director, Community Outreach

VACANT - Director, Special Events

Alecia von Veh - Director at Large

Vanessa White - Director at Large


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