The Team

Who We Are

Shyre Cupples-Pinchak

Giftshop Manager, Arts Instuctor & Website Wizard

  Shyre is an unconventional Artist that was born and raised in Cranbrook BC. Shyre is our jack of all trades as she runs our Giftshop, Social Media accounts, Website, and is an Arts Instructor in our Workshop space. She loves the time she spends guiding her youth and teen students into becoming the best artists they can be.

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Monique  Cudbertson

Programming Director

  Monique is excited to return home to Cranbrook. Monique is an Artist, Energy Healer, Teacher, Outdoor Leader, Entrepreneur, and Avid Adventurer. Her life has had many chapters including founding a unique backcountry catering company, Mo’s Mountain Cuisine, becoming an ACMG certified hiking and rock-climbing guide, working as a full-time artist, and exploring spirituality. Her intention is to put to use all of her skills to create fun, exciting, and consistent art programing for our beautiful community. 

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Dawn Fenwick

Grant Writer & Super amazing employee

  "I am the one who tracks the Weekly Sales, messes up the Month End payouts for Artists, and cusses like a sailor when I work on the three grants that keep CDAC afloat. In my spare time, I muck about in the pottery studio, hang out in the gift shop, and sling perogies. "

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Colleen Routley

Pottery Instructor & Studio Supervisor

Colleen is one of the go-to persons in the pottery studio. She does classes, maintenance and cares for the firing of the kilns. Colleen is super handy, and a joy to have in the organization.

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