Susan Brandoli, BA, BFA, MFA, Executive Director

Susan Brandoli is an artist, writer, curator and lecturer living in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.
Brandoli is a graduate of the Master of Fine Arts program, Interdisciplinary (Visual Arts and Critical Theory), Faculty of Creative and Critical Studies, University of British Columbia, Okanagan, and also holds degrees in History (BA), and Visual Arts (BFA, distinction) from the University of Regina, Saskatchewan. She has been with the Caetani Cultural Centre since January, 2013.

Brandoli has taught as a sessional instructor in Visual Arts at Thompson Rivers University, Kamloops. Brandoli served as the Director/Curator of the Vernon Public Art Gallery Society for twelve years, and was co-owner of the Fugitive Gallery, Vernon, BC. Brandoli worked at the Dunlop Art Gallery in Regina, Sask., and was a founding member of Neutral Ground Artist Run Centre, Regina, Sask.

She is the author of Counterv(e)il: Truth, Apostasy and the Anxious Object: two installations in video and performance published by DMV Publishing, Germany, and several journal publications.

Her creative works and writings have focused on the discourse between critical theory, feminist perspectives, memory and personal experience.

Kristin Froneman – Tours and Communications Coordinator

Kristin Froneman is a Vernon-based writer, photographer, and digital and print media, specialist. A graduate of the prestigious photojournalism program at Loyalist College in Belleville, Ontario. Kristin is also a recipient of the Harvey Southam bursary in writing and editing from the University of Victoria. Kristin has worked as a reporter at a number of community newspapers in British Columbia and Ontario, and also as a photographer on Vancouver Island and in Toronto. She most recently served as the entertainment editor at the Vernon Morning Star from 2000-2017. Kristin was formerly employed as a copywriter for Read Head Copywriting in Vernon and is currently a member of the Spoke Writers’ Collective, which hosted a writing festival at the Caetani Centre from 2017-2019.

In 2021, Kristin completed the Tourism Skills Training Program delivered by the Thompson Okanagan Tourism Association (TOTA) in cooperation with the University of Victoria Peter B. Gustavson School of Business. She is now an experienced interpreter / public speaker with a keen interest in arts, culture, history, and outdoor recreation. She has received certification in LGBTQ2s+ Market Ready Diversity Training, SuperHost Foundations of Quality Service, SuperHost Service for All (Accessibility and Inclusive Tourism), WHMIS, Serving it Right, and Wine and Spirits Education Trust (WSET 1).