Staff & TCCL Board of Directors

The Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning is a registered charitable organization that sustainably operates and activates a beautiful heritage building on Lake Ontario.  We are always on the lookout for prospective board members with a keen interest in the arts, a dedication to community, a fresh attitude and appropriate experience.

Interested in applying to be a Community Board Member of the Tett? See details here


Nadine Baker

Title: Facility Manager
Represents: Staff

Nadine Baker has passionately supported the not-for-profit arts and cultural sector both in Toronto and Kingston for 20 years. With her background in design, fine arts, and business administration, Nadine became involved with the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning,  in 2010 during its infancy as an a charitable arts organization. As a founding Director of the Tett Centre’s Board of Directors, Nadine was a key leader in the development of management and sustainable business strategies in preparation for the centre's re-opening in 2015. With her team of dedicated staff, a volunteer Board of Directors, and in partnership with Kingston’s department of Cultural Services, Nadine's leadership shines as the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning continues to thrive as a meaningful contributor to Kingston’s arts scene. 

Danielle Folkerts

Title: Marketing & Programming Coordinator
Represents: Staff

Danielle Folkerts has been involved with the Tett Centre since its opening as an inspiring arts instructor and innovative program coordinator on the Tett's Teaching Artist Roster. She joined the Tett Staff Team in late 2017 as Arts Administrator and is now the Marketing and Programming Coordinator. Danielle is excelling in her role of creating, implementing, and marketing dynamic programming for the community, and supporting the Tett Centre's wonderful resident artists and arts organizations. 

Jesse MacMillan

Title: Technical Director

Catherine Snider

Title: Tett Centre Custodian

A warm welcome to Catherine Snider, our Tett Centre Custodian. We are excited that she is part of the Tett Staff Team!

Matt Withers

Title: Facility Assistant

Susanna Gordon

Title: Rentals Coordinator / Office Admin.

Susanna Gordon is our Rentals Coordinator at the Tett Centre. Please contact her at 

Board Members

Dave Kerr

Title: Chair
Represents: Community Member

Dave joined the Tett Board in 2013, was Treasurer from 2015-2018, currently serves as Board Chair and sits on the Governance and Finance Committees. He is a semi-retired geological engineer and father of a fabulous, precocious 12-year old daughter. Dave is driven by social justice issues, loves amateur metalworking and, apparently, political campaigns!

Sophie Kiwala

Title: Director
Represents: Community

Barbara Hammond

Represents: Community

Barbara joined The Tett Board in 2017. She is a retired teacher of French with the Limestone & District School Board. Barbara has had a long-held passion for the arts and a desire to support children in every area of the Kingston community . She has contributed, in the realm of decor, to high-end events for The Limestone Learning Foundation, for many years. The most recent LLF event was held at The Isabel Bader Centre. Barbara's philosophy is in the words of the incomparable Steve Jobs: "Design is not just what it looks like & feels like...Design is how it works."

Sam Kapoor

Title: Treasurer
Represents: Community

Sam joined Board in 2018 and is presently Treasurer of the Board, sitting on both the Finance and Recruitment Committees. As a Finanial Planner at the Bank of Montreal, he brings more than 30 yrs of  global business experience in strategy, general management and investment.  He holds an MBA degree from the University of Southern California and has undergraduate degree in Mechanical Engineering from India. Sam brings governance experience in not for profit in health care sector.  He is passionate to give back to the society as a volunteer in whatever free time is available.

Colin Wiginton

Title: Liaison with City of Kingston
Represents: City of Kingston Cultural Services

Colin Wiginton works as the Cultural Director for the City of Kingston—one of Canada’s oldest cities—where he helped to develop the first-ever Kingston Culture Plan unanimously approved by City Council in 2010.  That work has resulted in critical investment in the arts, heritage and culture to grow and strengthen the sector.  Projects he has led during his tenure include the visioning of an Integrated Cultural Heritage and Cultural Tourism Strategy for Kingston, redeveloping of the J.K. Tett Centre as an arts cluster, seeding the creation of the Kick & Push Festival and helping to establish Kingston’s first public art master plan and program.  Cultural development and cultural inclusion are fundamental to this work and, through his leadership, Wiginton has ensured the arts and heritage remain priorities for the City of Kingston and the community through a combination of innovative projects, programs and partnerships.  Prior to joining the City of Kingston, Wiginton pursued a 20 year career in the visual arts and public galleries with a particular interest in arts education.