Board of Directors

MARK LYON

Chairperson

Mark Lyon has been a member of KCP for two years and was elected to the Board at the most recent annual meeting. Mark is a senior manager for TD Wealth Management, and is based in Barrie, Ontario.

Mark is married to Christine and they are empty nesters with grown daughters and an increasing number of grandchildren.

In his spare time  he pursues guitar, singing, and golf.

JANET NESS

Vice-Chairperson

As a child Janet fell in love with the magic of the stage and ever since then theatre has been an intricate part of her life.
She majored in theatre, studied opera, did summer stock, sang professionally and then went on to teachers college after which she enjoyed 35 years of teaching. Alongside her career all those years she worked both as an actor and director with Huronia Players, the former Elmvale Entertainers, South Simcoe Theatre and Kempenfelt Community Players.
Janet was one of the founding members of the Board of KCP serving for the first few years and then continuing on as a contributing member of the play reading committee. Returning to the board 2 years ago she now sits as Vice-Chairperson, eager to be creative, make productive decisions, solve problems and enjoy all theatrical adventures that lie ahead for this group.

ANDRÉE DAY

Past-Chairperson

Andrée is a retired TD Bank IT Senior Business Analyst. She has 3 sons, 6 amazing grand-children, and a beautiful little great grand-daughter. Andrée always had a love of all things theatre; and it was a natural process for her to get involved with KCP when her grand-daughters were cast in KCP shows. She has produced numerous productions in the past 10 seasons and has been on the Board of Directors for the past 5. She thanks KCP for the opportunities given to her and she is delighted to be a member of such a great organization.

JANIS STONE

Treasurer

Janis has been a member of KCP since 2001.  From 2002 to now, she has served on the Board of Directors as our Treasurer. Throughout this time, she has had the privilege of being in the role of Director and Musical Director but her favourite place is in front of an audience. She is very happy to have the opportunity to share the stage her favourite fella, Owen, and her daughter, Jen.

BOB BUCKLEY

Secretary

Bob is a founding member of KCP and its predecessors, and a retired elementary school principal. Bob returns to the Board as secretary, and looks forward to participating in the decision-making process. Bob has performed in, directed and produced many shows for KCP and for other local groups. He loves the more traditional Broadway musicals, and has a particular love for the works of Gilbert and Sullivan. Bob is married to Jo-Ann (now 42 years), and they have two daughters and four lovely, energetic grandchildren. Bob also loves his garden, travel and, above all, singing!

DOROTHY MCCALLION

Member at Large

Dorothy loves all things theatre and has participated in amateur theatre in Simcoe County and York Region for over 30 years. She has worked both onstage and backstage and now is thrilled to share her experience and excitement as a part of KCP’s board. As a teacher, Dorothy always tried to make drama, music and dance come alive for her students. She is married to Murray who supports her in all her theatrical endeavours and is waiting for the day Bob coerces him into being onstage.

ERIC TULP

Member at Large

Eric is excited to be apart of the board of directors for KCP this season. He has been apart of KCP for many years now. Eric has worked with professional and semi professionals but still prefers working with groups like KCP. He is thrilled to bring his technical experience to the group and cant wait to see where the shows go this year.

LIANNE ROMANS

Member at Large

New to the KCP family, Lianne brings a background in the management and marketing of staged theatre along with a variety of other events including, trade and consumer shows and non-profit fund-raising initiatives. Originally from Vancouver, Lianne considers herself fortunate to have had the opportunity of working with producers out of New York, Chicago, Toronto and Sydney on shows like STOMP, Tap Dogs, and Crazy for You and she is excited to add to that list with the KCP.

All positions on the Kempenfelt Community Players; Board of Directors are elected into office for a one year term. The voting occurs at the annual meeting which is held in June of each year.