2015 Board and Assistants

Conference Board of Directors

Camille Netherton

Camille Netherton is a writer, mother and Behaviour Consultant. A long-time volunteer for SiWC, she is pleased to give back to the writing community by serving on the Conference Planning board and hopes every experience you have at the conference exceeds your expectations.

Carol Monaghan

Carol has retired from her position on the Board, but we are delighted that she is still able to join us in her position as our emcee. Our "Betty White of the North" returns!

Jared Hunt
Volunteer Coordinator

Jared Hunt is a long time friend of SiWC who is working with our volunteers this year, so feel free to give him a big SiWC welcome when you see him!

kc dyer
Writing Contest, Sponsorship, Brochure, secretary

kc is a writer of novels for teens and adults, who has been coming to SiWC for longer than she can remember. She has attended as an unpublished writer, a volunteer, a Special Achievement Award winner, a contest coordinator, a conference coordinator, a presenter and a board member, all of which has [like writing] left her cheerful but slightly cracked. You can find her website at kcdyer.com.

Eileen Cook

Eileen writes novels for teens, middle grade and adults, and you can find her at EileenCook.com. She's a long-time fan of the SIWC conference as both an attendee and as a presenter, and is excited to currently be the vice-chair of the board.

Jennifer Striemer
Director, Treasurer

Jenn S is a technical writer, avid reader and one of two new members on the SiWC board this year. She began volunteering in 2008, thanks to a colleague who introduced her into the SiWC family, and like a bad penny, she keeps turning up. When she isn’t writing training and operations manuals, she is completing research papers for her Master’s degree, or more likely, procrastinating by reading one of her favourite books… again.

Crystal Stranaghan
Director, Author Signing Coordinator

Crystal is a writer, Health Psychologist and publishing consultant, and has loved been a part of SIWC in many different capacities over the past decade. She writes all kinds of books for all kinds of readers, sometimes as Crystal Stranaghan (kids books, non-fiction for adults) and sometimes as CJ Hunt (romance). She is happy to answer any questions you may have about the author signing event on Saturday night.

Kathy Chung
Conference Coordinator

Kathy Chung is a writer, and has been the conference coordinator of SiWC since 2010. She attended her first SiWC in 2001 and has never left. Since 2007, she's also served as a volunteer contest assistant, acting as first reader for the conference's international writing contest.

Jennifer Browne
Administrative Coordinator

Jennifer Browne is a health and wellness writer and director of Fresh + Fit Vancouver. When she's not overdosing on peppermint candy or losing her children at the Farmer's Market, she can be found freelance editing, blogging, and providing social media management for her clients' wellness businesses.

The whole Board team at #SiWC15!


Volunteer Conference Assistants

Ashley-Anne Churchill: Workshops
Sandi Olson: Fraser Room
Darlene Jensen: Volunteers
Margaret Giacomello: Registration
Donna Robertson: Setup/Takedown, Silent Auction

If you run into any of these folks at the conference, be sure to say 'hi'! They all aim to make it your best experience ever!