Staff & TCCL Board of Directors

The Tett Centre’s mission is to be a welcoming destination where artists and the community come together to explore, create and be inspired. The Tett Board has recently gone through a governance review to strengthen its impact. We are pleased to welcome its newest Directors who have a love for the arts and bring knowledge and/or skills in one of more areas of board governance and leadership including strategic planning, fiscal and legal oversight, community engagement, fundraising, human resources and policy development. We are committed to representing the diversity of the City of Kingston on our board .


Brianne Franklin

Title: Director

Brianne Franklin has worked in leadership and program development roles at a range of arts, culture, and heritage organizations in Ontario. She holds a Master of Arts degree in Arts Leadership and Management, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Psychology, both from Queen’s University. Brianne has held positions as the Program and Events Coordinator at CreativeHub 1352, a multidisciplinary arts organization based in Mississauga, and as the Education Studio Technician and Facilitator at the Art Gallery of Burlington. She joined the Tett Centre staff as Programming and Communications Coordinator in April 2021, where she has built relationships within the local arts community and developed programming focused on creativity and learning for people of all ages and abilities. She has been supporting the Tett community as Interim Director since October 2021, and accepted the role of Director as of January 4, 2022. Brianne is passionate about community engagement, facilitating creative learning opportunities, and bringing people together through the arts.


Susanna Gordon

Title: Rentals Coordinator

In addition to her tireless efforts coordinating rentals at the Tett, Susanna Gordon is also an active member of the arts community in Kingston. Susanna has 20+ years of experience as a professional photographer and visual artist. Her artwork has been published in books and magazines in Canada and the U.S. 


Jung-Ah Kim

Title: Program Coordinator

Jung-Ah Kim (she/her) is a filmmaker/researcher/curator, who is passionate and interested in supporting the arts and arts organizations. She began her involvement with the Tett community through her work with the Kingston Handloom Weavers and Spinners’ Threads of History project. She gained a lot of knowledge and awareness of the vital local arts community in Katarokwi-Kingston through her work with Creating Communities Through Art, a collaborative research project and exhibition with 6 other Queen’s graduate students, the Tett Centre for Creativity and Learning, and Union Gallery. Jung-Ah has curated multiple shows in Union Gallery, Art & Media Lab, and Studio Theatre at the Isabel Bader Centre for the Performing Arts, and makes promotional videos and documentation of various activities and events in Kingston. She looks forward to continuously learning, supporting and collaborating with the local arts community in Katarokwi-Kingston to bring exciting projects and events to life.


Brandon Elderhorst

Title: Facility Assistant

Brandon Elderhorst (he/him) is an avid supporter of artists in the Kingston community and has a background in music and sound. He played piano and guitar from a young age and pursued a post-secondary education in Music and Digital Media at St. Lawrence College. He then applied his technical knowledge into his fifth-generation family business, where he helped to install and maintain bells and tower clocks all across southern Ontario. He has grown to love fibre arts in recent years, bringing all sorts of creatures to life through his skills in amigurumi crochet. 


Jane Kirby

Title: Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Jane Kirby (she/her) has been working as a performing artist, arts administrator, and arts educator in the Kingston community for 10+ years, having worked in various capacities with organizations including the Kick & Push Festival, Kingston Circus Arts, the Kingston School of Dance, and the Skeleton Park Arts Festival, among others. Her personal artistic practice is as a circus artist focusing on aerial work and handstands, and her choreography and performance have been seen on stages across Canada and the U.S. Jane is also an editor and writer; she is the author of the book Fired Up About Reproductive Rights, writes for local and national publications, and is the managing editor of the Journal of Critical Race Inquiry. She holds a BAH from Queen’s University and an MA from Dalhousie University and has completed a Publishing Certificate from Toronto Metropolitan University.



Lois Thomas

Title: Tett Custodian

Board Members

Esmé Rottschäfer

Title: Chair
Represents: Community

Es Rottschäfer is an award-winning strategist who brings 22 years of experience to her consultancy in brand, foresight, and innovation. Her practice brings human-centred design, systems thinking and trend analysis together through project work, workshops, and design research. Es is also the editor-in-chief of INCITE magazine and a patented inventor.


Cory Angeletti-Szasz

Title: Vice-Chair
Represents: Community

Cory Angeletti-Szasz (she/her) is a seasoned marketing communications professional with more than a decade of experience managing a variety of integrated communications programs, specializing in the arts, culture and not-for-profit industries.

Passionate about the intersection of arts, culture and community engagement, Cory joined the Tett Centre Board of Directors in 2023 to contribute to creating a vibrant and inclusive space for creativity and connection for all Kingstonians. Cory currently serves as Vice-Chair and sits on the Executive, Governance and Community Engagement in the Arts Committees.

Janieta Eyre

Title: Director at Large
Represents: Community

Janieta Eyre is a visual artist living in Kingston, Ontario. She took up photography professionally in 1995 and has since exhibited her work widely both nationally and internationally. Her photographs are included in the permanent collections of the National Gallery of Canada; Musée d’art contemporain, Montreal; the Art Gallery of Ontario; DA2, Salamanca, Spain; and the National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik. She is the recipient of numerous Canada Council, Ontario Arts Council, and Toronto Arts Council Awards. 

Eyre was the recipient of the Duke and Duchess of York Award in Photography (1997) and the Chalmers Award (2014). In 2020, she received the Mary E. Hofstetter Legacy Scholarship for Excellence in the Visual Arts, Banff Centre.
 Her art practice includes photography, video, film, and writing. She has taught at Banff Centre and the Art Gallery of Ontario.

Emily Skoggard

Title: Tenant Committee Director
Represents: Community

Emily joined the board as the Tenant Committee Director, bringing expertise in Film, Television, Digital Media, Fine Arts, Equity and Inclusion, Sustainability, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship. With a passion for the arts and their ability to foster imagination, she aims to create inclusive spaces filled with dynamic work, inspiration, and innovation. Her interdisciplinary skills, particularly in technology, DEI, and entrepreneurship, address common challenges in the arts world and provide valuable support to the Tett.

Zoha Khalid

Title: Community Engagement Director
Represents: Community

Zoha Khalid is a communications professional with years of experience working in not-for-profit, international, and community organizations helping them develop and manage their communications strategy. Along with her professional pursuits, Zoha is also a published poet and photographer. She is passionate about the arts and how it brings people together to appreciate life. Zoha’s belief lies in combining her professional experience with a passion for arts to bring new ideas to life. She also writes for local newspapers about arts, small businesses, and social issues. Zoha holds an MA in Political Studies from Queen’s University and currently works as a Youth Employment Facilitator at KEYS Centre, Kingston.

Bruce Geddes

Title: Treasurer
Represents: Community

Bruce joined the board in 2023 and is presently Treasurer. He also sits on the Governance Committee. A communications consultant, Bruce holds an MBA from the Ivey School of Business and a BA from the University of King’s College. He has also published two novels. Bruce enthusiastically combines his professional skillset and passion for the arts to advocate the Tett Centre’s mission and support the arts and culture sector in the Kingston community.