Meet the Board

Karin Poldaas
Chair
Sarah Guina
Treasurer
Sandy Brown
Director

Sandy Brown is a retired English teacher and school administrator who worked at ten different Calgary schools during her thirty year career. She has enthusiastically attended Wordfest events since its early years and is dedicated to expanding the love, sharing, and understanding of books.

Leslie Gavel
Director

Leslie Gavel is a freelance writer whose work has appeared in Reader’s Digest, Canadian Living, Today’s Parent, Avenue Magazine and several Canadian and American newspapers. She recently completed a nonfiction book-length manuscript and is on the prowl for a publisher. Leslie has a graduate degree in social work from the University of Calgary.

Rob Mabee
Director
Jennifer Keene
Director
Jennifer Keene
Director