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).
Raised in the Lower Mainland, and a current resident of Steveston, Mimi brings over 20 years experience in tourism and hospitality to her new role at the Cannery. She looks very forward to learning more about the rich history of our West Coast fishing industry, and sharing it with both the local community and visitors from far and wide!
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. An unabashed tech geek, she also oversees the Society’s website and social media. 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.
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!