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. Below are a few of the many people behind the scenes at Britannia Mine Museum.
Cheryl came on as the new Museum director in December 2020, bringing with her over 25 years of experience developing, managing and implementing strategies and programs for tourist attractions and destination retail. She has management experience with non-profits like the Vancouver Folk Music Festival, the Vancouver International Children’s Festival, and Abreast In A Boat Regatta. With Cheryl's energy and focus, the Museum is looking forward to strong growth through 2021 and beyond.
Curator of Collections & Engagement
Laura brings to Britannia Mine Museum 12+ years of experience in Arts Administration and Engagement roles in non-profit galleries and museums, both in Canada and the UK. Laura is a hands-on leader, able to successfully manage projects to ensure the Museum is able to maintain, share and develop our unique collection and site and to engage our diverse range of local and International visitors. Her experience includes Collections Management and Curation, Education Programming, Exhibit Design and Implementation, Visitor Engagement and Public Programming, Community Engagement and Partnerships, Project & People Management, and Grant Writing and Fundraising.
Heather Flynn joined the Britannia Mine Museum in May 2021. She has a BSc in Geology from the University of Texas at Austin, and a MA in Museum Studies from Johns Hopkins University. Working at the Britannia Mine Museum allows Heather to merge her passion for the natural world with Britannia's rich history. She strives to create relevant, thought-provoking, and engaging content for all visitors.
Deron has an extensive history working in non-profit organizations and facilities management, and is responsible for overseeing the maintenance and operations of a very unique and large site including historic buildings and equipment. Deron also oversees the Museum’s safety program, and manages logistics for the many films which are shot at our distinctive heritage site.
Sales and Development Manager
(Acting Marketing Manager)
Tamsyn oversees the Sales team, focusing on group and travel 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, The Westin Resort & Spa as well as non-profit organizations, including the Canadian Cancer Society and the Squamish Hospital Foundation.
Manager, People & Culture (HR)
Elissa believes that an organization’s most valuable asset – their people – are the heart of every successful operation. Elissa oversees our HR processes and employee engagement initiatives, with a focus on building and maintaining a fun, efficient, and engaging workplace culture. She comes from a diverse HR generalist background with an Honours BA in Communications, and has obtained her CPHR certification.
Guest Services & Retail Manager
Elena is supervising several areas: Admissions, Retail and our newly renovated Chatterbox café. She has an extensive sales and customer service experience from both corporate and non-profit worlds. She strongly believes that first impression matters and leads her Front line team aiming to provide exceptional service to museum visitors. Being a former Squamish Arts Council Vice Chair Elena spearheads several art projects in the Museum, opening doors to local artists working with copper.
Derek A. Jang
Manager of Interpretive Delivery
Derek is a certified interpretive trainer who has developed and delivered programs for museums, parks, and aquariums. In addition to leading a passionate team of historic interpreters, he coordinates the Museum Ambassador volunteer program which debuted in 2021. Derek strives to create memorable and impactful experiences for all guests.
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The Museum is a premier, non-profit organization dedicated to presenting mining's relevance today and towards a sustainable future. We would like to acknowledge that the land on which we gather is the traditional, ancestral, and unceded territory of the sovereign Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) First Nation.