Rebecca brings a passion for industrial history and public engagement to her work at the Cannery. With experience at the Port Moody Station Museum and the Museum of Vancouver, Rebecca has surrounded herself with history in every way: from collecting artifacts, to teaching pre-schoolers to co-editing a history book. She is pleased to be part of the Steveston community and share the heritage of the BC fishing industry with the public.
Rob Hart, Operations Manager
Raised in Richmond, and a graduate of Steveston High, Rob left the area to work in heritage tourism and transportation with BC Rail. He was pleased and surprised to return to work in Steveston at a world-class site like the Gulf of Georgia Cannery. Rob has a B.A. in Asian Studies and manages the Cannery Store, membership, and administrative functions for the Society.
Heidi Rampfl, Collections Manager
As a lifelong lover of all things historic (as well as a bit of a packrat), Heidi has found her ideal job working with the artifact and archival collections here at the Cannery. She believes that you can never know too much about the collection and is always ready to roll up her sleeves and do a little research. If you’ve got a question or have something new to add to our collection, she’s the one to talk to.
Christina Froschauer, Program and Volunteer Coordinator
With a background in fine arts, art history, anthropology and archaeology, Christina’s duties include: creative and educational programming, group bookings, scheduling, and volunteer management. She is the staff liaison for the Steveston Farmers’ and Artisans’ Market. She is always interested to see how accurately salmon can label designs reflect their social and historical context (once an art history geek, always an art history geek).
An extensive background in tourism and hospitality has prepared Mimi for her role at the Cannery, which includes an interesting mix of marketing the site and its events, and managing a fantastic front-line team to provide the best visitor service experience. Her favourite part of the job is the daily interaction with visitors to the Cannery, Society members, volunteers, and local community (and the walk to work on sunny Steveston days!).
Karen Lee, Public Programs Manager
Karen has a passion for social history and cultural theory. At the Cannery, Karen manages exhibit development, special events, and public programs. Karen is a certified teacher with an M.A. in Museum Studies.
Annika Penner, Public Programs Assistant
A product of the UBC Arts Co-op Program, Annika works with Karen in the areas of research, exhibit installation, and special event and outreach coordination. Her diverse museum experience in the Canadian Rockies and on the Normandy beaches have led her realize that her idea of office life is a little off the beaten path.
Patricia Toti, Special Events Coordinator
Born and raised in Africa of Italian heritage, Patricia brings diverse ideas and extensive planning experience in her role as Special Events Coordinator. Passionate about food & wine and its immediate connection with people and the art of entertaining, Patricia combines her experience with her formal education, a Masters Degree in Leadership and Training, to organise and manage events. Her interests include promoting volunteerism and she enjoys motivating individuals to “give back” to their communities.
Kim Anderson, Maintenance Officer
A former fisherman, Kim has extensive experience working in engine rooms. Kim has an uncanny ability to construct exhibits, repair virtually any part of the Cannery building, and manoeuvre a forklift.
Favourite part to my job: working with all the great people on staff.
Personal motto: I would rather just go build something!