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 Coordinator: Dan Olson
Community Liaison: Jeremy Noonan
Communications Director: Shawna Perry
Events Coordinator: Samantha Ingham
Education Liaison: Danny Seeton

Executive Support
Webmaster: Ashleigh Begg
Communications Support: Michelle Fryzuk
Creative: Justin Longoz
Video: Darren Hull

Executive Bios

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 
Pensive Beer shot 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!

Danika Strecko – Secretary

HS1Danika began her love of craft beer by visiting St. Augustine’s, Alibi Room and attending VCBW 2013. She is a resident of East Van and just completing her second Bachelor’s degree at UBC. She loves being walking distance to many of Vancouver’s craft beer establishments and frequents several of the local breweries. Whether it is South America, South East Asia, Europe, or the Middle East, Danika enjoys exploring the local beer scene when she travels but is always thrilled to return to Vancouver’s craft beer community.

 

Renata Duquemin – Treasurer

1536555_10152180790070196_121027100_nRenata was introduced to craft beer two years ago thanks to a great group of friends and a fiance.  Since then she has taken her love of craft beer further exploring new beers and breweries whenever and wherever she can; most recently Renata was able to travel to Belgium and Germany to expand her horizons.  Born and raised in Vancouver, Renata enjoys skiing and hiking and anything that lets her explore Vancouver.  Renata has spent the last four years working for a bank and recently started working as a bookkeeper where she is excited to put her skills to use managing the finances in her first role with CAMRA Vancouver. Renata. She currently lives with her fiance in New Westminster where they spend their time homebrewing and planning how much beer they can conceivably have at one wedding.

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.

Dan Olson- Membership Coordinator

Dan OlsonDan started drinking craft beer religiously in 1990 while touring with the Grateful Dead. While on tour, his favourites were Sierra Nevada Pale Ale before the show and a Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout after the show.  Dan grew up in lovely Surrey, BC before living in several craft beer hotspots, such as Washington, Oregon, and Northern California. Dan recently returned to Vancouver to study chemical engineering at UBC and was classmates with P49’s own Graham With. Dan has been very active in supporting the booming Vancouver beer scene since he moved back to the area in 2008. This will be his second year as CAMRA Vancouver’s Membership Coordinator. Besides beer, Dan is an avid Whitecaps supporter and serves on the Board of Directors of the Vancouver Southsiders. He also plays guitar, mandolin, and kazoo and can often be found singing karaoke at 12 Kings Pub.

Executive Support

Ashleigh Begg – Webmaster

AshHeadshotAshleigh was introduced to the wonderful world of craft beer when living in the UK and has never looked back.  Design project manager by day, beer aficionado by night, she completed her Industrial Design degree at Emily Carr University of Art and Design.   When she’s not out enjoying a local tasting room, Ashleigh spends her days making art, Instagramming pictures of her dog, and hiking the North Shore mountains

 

Michelle Fryzuk – Communications Support

fryzuk-michelle-01-avatarMichelle’s beer journey began with a bang when she ​crossed Canada to study in Halifax. Pairing 20th Century European History with her beloved (local) Garrison and Propeller beers, she truly found home in her community. Having refined her tastes a bit, and come back home she’s ready to try everything Vancouver’s got. The rest of the time she’s probably reading, playing with her puppy Oskar, or out and about the city.