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January 7, 2016

Staff Profile: Paige Phillips – Development Officer


How long have you worked at Soulpepper and what has your job consisted of lately?

I’ve just recently celebrated my one year anniversary as Development Officer here at Soulpepper! Our wee team of 5 is responsible for executing all the fundraising activity within the organization. With such an incredibly exciting and ambitious mission, Soulpepper requires the greatest support from our donors and I am happy to create and maintain those relationships.

When you’re not at work, what are you doing?

I’m the proud member of both a book club and a wonderful women’s choir called, Florivox! As I didn’t grow up here, the rest of my time is dictated by blogTO’s Top Ten lists as I discover and explore Toronto: Best Indian Food, Best Music Venues, Best…you get the idea.

What is something we might be surprised to know about you?

You might be surprised to know that besides my qualifications in Arts Management, I am a certified Doula and hope to one day run my own practice! I love helping women uncover their potential and new Mamas navigate their way into parenthood.

What do you love about working at Soulpepper?

In 2012, Soulpepper’s founding member Stuart Hughes helped me convince TJ Tasker, Director of Communications at the time, that his department needed an intern (Thanks Stu!). During those 4 months I worked in a tiny office at the back of the building, learning about public relations and reading article after article praising the recently produced Kim’s Convenience. I grew to love the company even more, a feat I didn’t think this possible. It was 2 and a half years before I had the chance to come back…well worth the wait. I am so incredibly proud to work for a theatre company that believes so strongly in maintaining its artistic integrity and taking risks that no one else is brave enough to dream, let alone accomplish. I’m more than excited to see what’s next and say that in some small way I was a part of it.

Paige Phillips, photo: Daniel Malavasi.