Photo by Tracy Kolenchuk

Directors and staff

The Yardbird Suite is made up of a talented group of board members, staff, and volunteers, and support crew. Without them, we wouldn’t be the club that we are today.

Board of Directors

  • Murray Smith – President
  • Trevor MacMillan – Vice President
  • Leah Wilson – Secretary
  • Lorn Stanners – Treasurer
  • Michelle Lori
  • Doug Woolgar
  • Micheal Guirguis
  • Gordon Edmiston
  • Greg Dewing
  • Denyse Doran
  • Rodrigo Sosa
  • Leah Wilson

Yardbird Suite Team

  • Suzanne Morter – Finance 
  • Lisi Sommer – Production
  • Nico Arnáez – Production (Jazz)
  • Julie King – Programming (Blues)
  • Todd Crawshaw – Executive Director 
  • Dave Babcock – Programming (Blues and YSJO Showcase)
  • Rodrigo Sosa– Programming
  • Holly Sangster– Programming
  • Colin Campbell – Programming
  • Arthur Spence – Transportation
  • Jasiek Poznanski – Archives
  • Joel Gray – Littlebirds Director
  • Michelle Makila – House Manager/Volunteer Coordinator
  • Mboya Nicholson – Progamming
  • Nico Arnaez – Programming
  • Ernie Howe – Website

Volunteer house managers

  • John Kniel 
  • Trevor MacMillan
  • Ann MacMillan
  • Michelle Makila 
  • Bob Morter
  • Laura Taylor

Yardbird Suite Support Crew

  • Joel Gray
  • Suzanne Morter
  • Lisi Sommer
  • Arthur Spence