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

My involvement with SiWC began 20 years ago when Ed Griffin asked if I'd like to help plan a one-day writers' conference. That event has grown in all ways to become the acclaimed conference it is today. It's been a rewarding journey through those 20 years, made all the more fun by being allowed to be just a bit outrageous as the M.C. I was honoured to be given the unofficial title of "Betty White of the North" who happens to be one of my favourite comediennes.

Jared Hunt
Volunteer Coordinator
Jared Hunt is a long time friend of SiWC and our newest Board Member. He is bravely 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 She has attended as an unpublished writer, a volunteer, a Special Achievement Award winner, a contest coordinator, a conference coordinator, a presenter and a board member, all of which has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.

Eileen Cook

Eileen writes novels for teens, middle grade and adults. She's a long time fan of the SIWC conference as both an attendee and as a presenter, and is excited to be a part of  the board.

Jennifer Striemer
Director, Treasurer
Crystal Stranaghan


Conference Staff

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



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!