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Linda Corscadden
Linda Corscadden - Interim President/Membership/Social Media

Linda has been on the BCCMA Board of Directors for 12 years where she heads up the membership department/social media & day to day operations. Linda produced the 37th & 38th Annual Award Shows and co-produced the 2014 BCCMA Hall of Fame Show. Linda is part of the head committee that headed up the newly founded Artist Development Project put on by the BCCMA and MusicBC in 2015. Linda thrives on challenges and her main goal is to keep Country Music alive in B.C. and to help promote all our amazing BC Artists, Musicians and Industry Professionals. Linda currently lives in West Kelowna with her 20 year old son.

Linda has achieved:
- The Presidents Citation at the BCCMA Awards in 2007 & 2015
- 10 time nominee for Country Music Person of the Year at the BCCMA Awards
- 5 time nominee for Humanitarian of the Year at the BCCMA Awards
- Won Country Music Person of the Year for the BCCMA Awards in 2010, 2012, 2014 & 2015
- Won Humanitarian of the Year for the BCCMA Awards in 2012 & 2014
- Won the HMP Recording & Development 2011 BC Songwriters Competition along with Andrea McConnell with their song 'Why'

linda@bccountry.com
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Curtis Pope
Curtis Pope - Sponsorship / Radio

It may surprise you to know that Curtis has been working in country radio for 16 years. We are as shocked as you are that he’s been able to hold a job that long ! Even more shocking is that fact that he’s been awarded the BCCMA On Air Personality of the year award 7 times in a row. Curtis is a lifelong music geek , he’s the kinda guy that suddenly becomes popular when people are playing music trivia after that….. not so much . Curtis is a huge supporter of local talent and truly enjoys the opportunity to work with both emerging talent and established artists

curtis@bccountry.com
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Cindy Giesbrecht - Secretary Treasurer/Volunteers

Cindy has been a member of the BCCMA since 2005 and on the Board of Directors since 2014. She is currently the Secretary/Treasurer, and does the BCCMA Monthly Newsletter. Cindy is a huge supporter of Country Music and volunteers at many music events. She has been nominated twice for Country Music Person of the Year

cindy@bccountry.com
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Tianna Lefebvre-Sanyshyn - Artist Relations/Events

Tianna Lefebvre-Sanyshyn has been in the music & recording industry for 25 years.

As an artist and songwriter she's recorded 3 CD's, received national airplay, and won 2 BCCMA awards.

Over the past 4 years she has been working as a background vocalist for events such as the CCMA New Artist Showcase,the BCCMA Awards Show , Merritt Walk of Stars and and the Rockin' River Fest.

Tianna owns and manages her own design company Posh Posy Designs and has worked closely with the BCCMA for the past 3 years as an event designer, for such events as The Barn Dance, Hall of Fame Show, Industry Awards show and the Awards Gala.

This past year she also assisted the Multi-Media Committee with the audio/visual aspects of the 36th Annual BCCMA Awards Gala & Industry Soiree.

TLS@bccountry.com
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Soren Lonnqvist
Soren Lonnqvist - Artist Development

Soren Lonnqvist  built and operated Crosstown Studio in North Vancouver back in the 80's and since 2000 is owner of Studio Downe Under  (SDU) located in Abbotsford, B.C.  Studio Downe Under has won BCCMA's recording studio of the year for 2011 & 2012.   Soren has had the great privilege of working with some of the best studio musicians and producers in Canada recording a variety of country, rock, and folk artists.

soren@bccountry.com
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David Wills- Artist Relations/Events

David Wills brings decades of music industry experience to the board. With a background that includes time as a recording artist, music and commercial producer, studio marketing, and artist manager, he retains a wide perspective on the music scene. In recent years he has focused his energies on Canadian country music, including time as both a Director and Consultant to the BCCMA.

David is currently a partner in Raincoast Music, an Artist Management/Production company based in Vancouver. He has received awards as a songwriter, ad writer, artist, manager & received the President’s Citation & Country Music Person of the year awards at the BCCMA Awards.

david@bccountry.com
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Mike Sanyshyn - Events

Mike Sanyshyn is a CCMA and BCCMA award winning fiddle player, touring and session musician, instructor, composer, musical director and artist.

As an active BCCMA member for 25 years, Mike is well respected in the music industry and has gained invaluable experience.

Mike's positive attitude and commitment, combined with deep roots in traditional and contemporary country music will be a great addition to the new board of directors. 

mike@bccountry.com
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Geoff Dueck
Geoff Dueck - Events

Geoff has been actively involved in the Music Business since 1985. He is a familiar face at most BCCMA events, and has served on many steering committees and planning committees since first joining the BCCMA in 1987, as well as a previous term as a Board Member.

Geoff has been active as a freelance sound technician, stage manager, event planner, production coordinator and promoter. His passion is working with the development of young artists, and has assisted many past and current BCCMA Artists in their formative years.

geoff@bccountry.com
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Julie Martin
Julie Martin - Events

Julie has been a BCCMA Volunteer at many events/festivals and awards shows for the past 10 years and is a great supporter of the BCCMA, and it's members. Julie lives in Richmond with her 2 boys and runs her family business in Vancouver.

julie@bccountry.com
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