2023 Board of Directors

Liam Lavelle – Chair

 Liam Lavelle has been involved with Kindle Arts prior to its inception in 2012 and with Otherworld since 2009. This is in his ninth year as a Director and has filled every position on the board and many of the roles in Otherworld Production. His BA degree is in Fine and Performing Arts from Simon Fraser University. He was a member of the EDAM dance company in Vancouver for 10 years. Liam also worked in construction, the old patch, hospitality, technical theatre, movement instruction, and currently operates a Pilates Studio in Oak Bay. “I support the values and culture of Kindle Arts in celebrating creativity and the opportunity for adults to play in an atmosphere of acceptance and consent.”  

Robyn Thomson  – Vice Chair

Robyn’s first trip to Black Rock City happened in 2010. She fell in love with the community, culture, arts, humour, reverence and irreverence. Since then she has returned to the big burn but has found a true passion for building and supporting her local regionals. Both BitF and OW have brought great joy over the years. Robyn’s been building art and co-leading Inkfish camp since 2017. Otherworld has become her home away from home and she is truly honoured to be able to offer this community.

Daywalker skills include:
Creative director of events and exhibits since 2010.
Hands-on stage design, build and management for electronic arts mainstages.
Ground plan design for small to massive size events.. 
Creating and curating community arts engagement programs. Project management, budget management and creative business consulting for startups and non-profits. 
Silly skills note: 
Can carve a 3′ cartoon lemur out of foam with super speed and without dulling a knife. 
May or may not be a micro shrimp overlord. 
Can blow bubble rings from the deepest fathoms below. 
Has at least 2 concert gongs for … gong stuff. 

Thank you for having me, it will be my pleasure to work with you all. 

Angela Arvizu – Secretary

Burner for over 18 years. Angela is a self-identified geek.

A decade of work experience alongside the all-mighty computer and world travel has led the way to familiarity with various processes and settings.  Angela can be found in the forest, with a Starlink as an idol. 

She is known to serve a mean cup of tea with a flare, keen to ask deep questions to ponder life’s meaning as well as aware of human nature. 

Jon Cunningham – Treasurer

Tribulation of facts, figures, charts and the mysterious vortex we call time, Jon is there and wants to know if you are doing alright. Can be found in a big pile of art. 


Bianca Gunther – Member-at-Large

Bianca is inspired by the flow of rivers through forested mountains, the descent of water across lands to oceans, the songs of birds, beats of drums, musical meanderings, rollicking through dance, and artistic expressions of creativity. 

Bianca’s readiness to help others combined with her ability to think outside the box allows her to produce creative answers to technically challenging questions. She meets each and every task with interest and an open mind, is hardworking, efficient, and always willing to do whatever it takes to get the job done right. Backed by her sound technical knowledge and action-oriented mindset, she provides ongoing value through her commitment, care and kindness. 

Before moving to Victoria Bianca obtained a BA from UBC with a major in geography and a minor in German. Following this, she earned paralegal certificate from Capilano University. She has a broad administrative background with includes research, event panning, health and safety, labour relations, records and archives, software privacy impact assessment, and legal document management to name a few. 

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