Hellos and Goodbyes (ch-ch-changes…)

October 1, 2018

It has been a season of changes recently for SOVA. Two staff members said goodbye, and we welcomed two new people to the school, in addition to welcoming a new program director.


September 27th was the day we said goodbye (sort of) to John Steins, SOVA’s Studio Technician since 2011. John is a master printmaker, a long-distance runner, a musician, a whiz with tools and technology, and a former mayor of Dawson City. We will miss him (and his expertise) around the school, and wish him an engaging and happy retirement!


Our Administrative Officer Kyla MacArthur's last day of work at SOVA was in early August. Kyla was with the school for over six years, and SOVA has been incredibly fortunate to have her in this position; she was often the first friendly voice that prospective students spoke to, and was a big source of support when they became students here.


We will miss Kyla tremendously, and will definitely miss all of the cat GIFS. (Yes, she is wearing golden cat ears in the photo!) Good luck meow!


Welcome to our new Administrative Officer, Ange Bonnici! Ange brings years of arts administrative experience with her, is a practicing artist, and is actually a SOVA alum! Welcome Ange, we are so happy to have you on the team!


Welcome also to Nate Jones who has joined our crew as the incoming Studio Technician. He is an experienced carpenter, professional photographer, and accomplished bread-maker. We are so excited to have him on our team!