We believe in mining the entertainment value in every educational experience. It's just one way our talented professional management team and staff come together to create a world-class learning destination. Here are just a few of the many people behind the scenes at the Britannia Mine Museum:
With over 25 years experience as a Museum curator, educator and administrator, Kirstin combines her love of history with the arts to promote the Museum as a vibrant and relevant landmark in the community. She provides operational oversight and is responsible for the implementation of long term strategic plans relating to the Museum programs and services.
Katherine has won awards both locally and internationally over her 20-year career in marketing and communications. She brings with her the commitment and vision required to build awareness and visitation. Along with directing the Museum's marketing strategy, Katherine works with the publicist, Yvonne Chiang to ensure a high profile within the media.
Sales and Development Manager
Tamsyn oversees the Sales department, focusing on group and trade visitors as well as memberships and museum development. Originally from the UK, Tamsyn has a background in tourism and non-profit management, previously working for Club Med, Whistler and many other non-profit organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society.
A former teacher originally from Alberta, Deron has an extensive history working in non-profit organizations. He comes to the Museum to continue his career in facilities management and looks forward to ensuring the site is safe and clean for guests and visitors from all over the world.
Curator of Education & Collections
With a background in geology, Diane spent 12 years working for the National Museums of Scotland, before moving to BC to take up this position in 2007. Diane is responsible for overseeing the development and implementation of school and education programs including exhibits. She also oversees research initiatives and the Collections management of geology specimens, archives and mining artifacts.
Maggie joined the Museum in 2005 as the Accounting Manager with 8 years of experience in the financial field. She is responsible for account payables and receivables, human resource management and assisting with the implementation of strategic business plans.
Groups and Education Sales Specialist
Fiona joined us in 2011 as Groups and Education Sales Specialist from an extensive background in business sales, customer management and education. She handles all our schools and group bookings and supports sales and business development activities in the corridor. A cultural explorer herself, Fiona is delighted to help the Museum tell its rich mining, community and environmental story.
Kevin David Meisner
With an academic background in psychology and mathematics, Kevin brought his passion for education to the Museum in 2007. He is responsible for the development of the Museum’s school and education programs and displays as well as training our Interpreters. Committed to life-long learning, he is currently working towards his Master’s in Museum Education.
Travel and Trade Relations - Tourism Specialist
After completing a Bachelor in Tourism Management Degree, Valentina found interest in the non-profit sector and tourism attractions. She has spent the last 3 years working for different tourism attractions and in various roles and departments. Valentina is passionate about the tourism industry, customer relationship management, market research, sales and development. As the Tourism Specialist, Valentina manages the Museum's Travel and Trade accounts, keeps on top of industry trends and news and represents the Museum at tourism industry events.
After attending the University of Victoria, Michael came to the Museum in 2011 because of his passion for educational programming. He began as an Interpreter where his passion and skills saw him quickly promoted, first to Lead Interpreter, then more recently in 2014 to Public Programmer. His particular interest lies in science related programming at the high school level.