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Board of Directors

Chair – Eliott Fienberg

Elliott Fienberg is an ambient musician, sound artist and composer. He developed the Spaghetti Lab system for educating children on modular electronics at OCAD University in 2016 as well as composing music for various games. Elliott organized NAISA’s sound art salons for over ten years while NAISA was located in Toronto.

Secretary/Treasurer – Adam Tindale

Adam Tindale is an electronic drummer and digital instrument designer. He is an Associate Professor of Human-Computer Interaction in the Digital Futures Initiative at OCAD University. Adam performs on his EDrumset: a new electronic instrument that utilizes physical modeling and machine learning with an intuitive physical interface.

Member-at-large – Victoria Fenner

Victoria Fenner is a radio/podcast producer and environmental sound artist living in South River Ontario. She has produced and contributed to several syndicated radio programs and podcasts which have been broadcast around the world. Victoria also organizes and teaches training workshops in radio skills, sound art, and video art. She is currently a program manager with the Canadian Association of Community Television Users and Stations (CACTUS), working with the federally funded program, the Local Journalism Initiative. Victoria is also on the board of the Community Radio Fund of Canada

Member-at-large – Gayle Young

Gayle Young is a Canadian composer, musician, and author. In the late 1970s she developed notational systems and designed musical instruments to facilitate explorations in unusual tunings. Young authored the biography of Hugh Le Caine (1914-1977) and has written extensively about sound exploration, bringing attention to the exploration and experience of sound.

Member-at-large – Karen Shenfeld

Karen Shenfeld is a filmmaker, writer, and editor, now based in Magnetawan, in the rural near north of Ontario. After working for years as a print magazine journalist and editor, she branched out into the documentary film industry. In 2007, Karen Shenfeld completed her first independent documentary, and her second independent documentary in 2016. Karen Shenfeld is currently writing a screenplay for a feature that has been optioned by Director Bruce McDonald. A poet, as well, she has three books published by Guernica Editions, and her most recent, To Measure the World, came out in 2020 with Ekstasis Editions.

Member-at-large – Andrea Tidy

Andrea Tidy brings many years of experience in sales, marketing and branding, as well as business management to the NAISA board. In her consulting business she has worked with corporate clients as well as NFPs. An art historian by degree, she also has a diploma in marketing management and is a visual artist.