Meet Our Executive Team

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CAMRA Vancouver’s Executive team was elected at our 2015 Annual General Meeting.

President: David Perry
Vice President: Kerry Dyson
Treasurer: Renata Duquemin
Secretary: Danika Strecko
Membership: Dan Olson
Community Liaison: Jeremy Noonan
Communications Director: Shawna Perry
Events Coordinator: Samantha Ingham
Education Liaison: Danny Seeton

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Communications Support Team:
Webmaster: Ashleigh Begg
Creative: Justin Longoz
Video: Darren Hull

Executive Bios

COMING SOON!

David Perry – President

perry-david-02-avatar (1)David began his tenure with CAMRA in 2014, first working on the communications team doing social media work. Shortly afterwards, he was asked to step into the Community Liaison role – which he accepted with great delight. As Community Liaison, David got to work very closely with various community members, including new breweries, new pubs and members alike. Being people oriented, and embedded in the community, it seemed only fitting for him to accept nomination for the 2015-2016 presidency. As President, David is hoping to work closely with members and address the issues that matter to them. Have a gripe? Some Kudos? A Question? Feel free to contact him and let him know, we swear he is a nice guy! Outside of the beer community, David works for a local Tech Startup (Shoutout #TeamClio), holds a third degree black belt in ITF Taekwon-do and can quote the entire Star Wars Trilogy complete with sound effects!

Kerry Dyson – Vice President 

Kerry Dyson is an avid homebrewer who has been involved in the Craft beer community since his first cask of watermelon wheat in 2007. At UBC he has been working to advocate for a brewery to be built on campus as well as working as president of the BrUBC club, a home brewing organization which currently boasts 200 members, providing knowledge, equipment and assistance to would be brewers in and around UBC.

Jeremy Noonan – Community Liason

tempbiophotoJeremy was introduced to his first craft beer back in 2008 after walking into the Alibi Room at random. The rest is history. Since then, he has cultivated a romance with all things beer and has spent the last seven years exploring North America, seeking out great brews from around the continent. Returning to Vancouver in 2013, he dove in headfirst into the local beer scene, establishing relationships with bars, breweries and beer aficionados alike. He has been writing for most of his life and in the last two years, has traded an almost 20 year career in IT to pursue his love of writing. Jeremy has broken into the creative/advertising industry and handles social media / promotions for a number of bars and breweries in the Lower Mainland. When he is not sitting perched at a tasting room or pub, or working on his third novel, he can be found painting science fiction model kits and consuming books at an alarming rate. As a member of the 2015 Executive, you can expect him to expand on CAMRA Vancouver’s community relations alongside the rapid boom of the craft beer renaissance.

Samantha Ingham – Events Coordinator 

IMG_0388Samantha is originally from Toronto, Ontario. She fell in love with craft beer in Summer 2011 after graduating from McMaster University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies. She moved to Vancouver in search of an exciting new venture in this beautiful city’s supportive, tight-knit craft beer community. She became involved with CAMRA during the 2014-2015 year as Secretary, and was delighted when she was nominated by her fellow executive to take place as Events Coordinator for the 2015-2016 year. She has worked as an Events and Marketing Manager within the restaurant industry in recent years, and is very enthusiastic to apply her knowledge and skills towards something she truly loves; BC craft beer!

Danny Seeton – Education Liason

dannyDanny has been an active member of the craft beer and homebrew community since before 2009. As a graduate student at UBC, he is passionate about education and has been a guest lecturer at UBC teaching students about beer within the context of sustainability. He is also very active in the beer judging community; as a National Rank BJCP judge he currently administers exams for the evaluation of new judges. As the Lead Brewer at Parallel 49 Brewing Company his technical understanding of beer and brewing is ample and ever growing. He is eager to increase the educational profile of CAMRA Vancouver and to help spread brewing knowledge to all that share his passion.

Shawna Perry – Communications Director

Shawna began her tenure with CAMRA Vancouver in 2013. Having relocated to BC from Ontario in 2008, the beer scene was a new and exciting one to become immersed in. Prior to that, Shawna was the Public Relations and Resources Director of the Carleton University Student Emergency Response Team while completing her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology at Carleton University. Immediately following that, she completed her education in Television Broadcasting and has been working in the TV industry ever since. Shawna and her husband current reside in Burnaby with their dogs, Daisy and Bugsy. In her spare time, Shawna enjoys dodgeball, ultimate frisbee, outdoor snow events and Taekwon-do.