Board of Directors

Chris Welch

Chris Welch

President

Lisa McKinnon

Vice President

Aundre Nunes

Aundre Nunes

Secretary

Haley Myhre

Haley Myhre

Treasurer

Tayzha Moniz

Tayzha Moniz

Director at Large

Northern Empire Staff

Phil Rodda

Phil Rodda

Director

The Board of Directors of Northern Empire Performing Arts announce the hiring of Phil Rodda as Program Director effective October 1st, 2021.

As a former member of our programs Phil understands the goals and challenges within the organization. We know with his experience, skillset, and drive our programs will continue to grow throughout the Edmonton area.

Phil began his marching career in the 10th Grade, initially starting on tenors for 2 years. After discovering the mallet percussion he quickly transitioned to the front ensemble and was named captain after his second year on Marimba.

He currently holds a Bachelor’s Degree of Music from MacEwan University, and outside of teaching, he spends time working as a drummer and playback technician for local pop artists, playing shows around Edmonton and Western Canada.

Phil is a technically minded but still artistic musician, and has a wide variety of skills that he uses to make sure any projects he works on run as smoothly and efficiently as possible.

We are excited to have Phil join our organization and look forward to his leadership navigating our programs through the COVID pandemic.