Meet the staff

Steve Fleck, Executive Director
​Steve has diverse experience in human resources, public education and administration. He’s been a teacher and principal at public schools in BC and was the lead curriculum developer and administrator for an English school in China. Steve’s belief in the museum as a cultural and community hub in the North Okanagan inspires everything he does at the GVMA. 

Lisa Ramsey, Operations Manager

Lisa’s experience in administration in both post-secondary education and small businesses make her the ideal business manager for our dynamic community museum. As an avid sports enthusiast, coach, and referee, she is a true “team player” and Lisa’s enthusiasm and energy are a huge asset to our team’s development.

Laisha Rosnau, Curator of Visitor Experience 
Laisha is a multi-award winning novelist and poet, and an adjunct professor in Creative Writing at UBC Okanagan. Laisha’s passion for arts, culture, history, and the power of story inform all her curation, exhibition and program initiatives, from onsite exhibits to online programming and virtual exhibits. 

Gwyneth Evans, Research and Communications Coordinator
Gwyn is not only our communications lead, she provides research expertise to both staff and the public. Gwyn is our social media maven on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter. Through social media posts, articles in local media, and the GVMA newsletters, Gwyn engages the community in the fascinating history of the North Okanagan. She also works with visitors in the archives, providing true Community Engagement on every level.

Barbara Bell, Head Archivist
Barbara has been preserving, recording and championing Vernon’s history for four decades with the GVMA. She has a vast depth and breadth of knowledge about North Okanagan and is able to assist researchers in any number of topics with skill and tact.

Marisa Parker-Hinz, Digital Archivist and Collections Registrar
Marisa has a Master of Archival Studies from UBC and has recently relocated from the Lower Mainland. She brings a wealth of experience from working in such institutions as the Museum of Anthropology, the Vancouver Holocaust Education Centre, and the Residential School History and Dialogue Centre.

Amy Timleck, Program and Marketing Coordinator
Amy (she/her) is a proud Jane of all trades, always seeking new ways to learn, engage and be in relationship with one another. She’s spent her career in a variety of fields, from small non-profits to multi-million dollar startups, and most recently in frontline healthcare. Amy is a values driven individual who is passionate about co-creating experiences through an equity centered approach. 

Meet the Board


Executive Committee

Trish Watson, President

Loretta Mulligan, Treasurer

Rod Drennan, Secretary

Human Resources

Board of Directors

Maria Brunskill

Janice Buick

Sheldon Louis

Truman Spring

Linda Shykora