Public Relations Director
Jody has a background in Urban Planning and worked in that field for over 10 years before moving to the private and not-for-profit sectors. His passion for community development has also led him to organize various urban events over the years, including co-founding the Queen Square Farmers’ Market, co-founding the Moonlight Bazaar, playing a lead role in organizing the street events for the Memorial Cup, and many more. Jody is a community builder who strives to make Saint John a more vibrant, inclusive, and sustainable community.
Fabiola Martinez, originally from Queretaro Mexico, is a professional artist with a degree in Architecture based in New Brunswick. Her artwork shows the beauty created when cultures blend. Fabiola’s work has an international presence and has been exhibited in art centers, galleries, Museums, and public art installations. She is passionate about her community and art education. Fabi is the founder and owner of De las Artes School for Visual Arts and serves on the board of directors for the Canadian Craft Federation representing New Brunswick, as well as art coordinator for the Saint John Memorial Cup. She is a vibrant, passionate artist with many gifts to share and intends to assist in bringing community together and embracing cultural diversity.
Visual Art Coordinator
Lauchlan Ough has over 15 years of local, national, and international experience creating video for broadcast television, advertising campaigns, social media content, and other large-scale activations. An associate member of the Canadian Society of Cinematographers, his artistry behind the camera is compounded by his front-to-back production skillset including idea generation, directing, filming, editing and delivery.
Karina Sparks, originally from Bolivia and current resident of Canada is participating in creating this event. She has a background in Engineering with a master’s degree in Electrical Engineering from ISE in Madrid, Spain. Her career includes more than 10 rewarding years in the oil and gas industry and almost 2 years at Paper Industry as a professional engineer in Canada (P.Eng.) and Project Manager. Aside from her engineering career, Karina is also passionate about helping those who are most vulnerable in the community. She was part of the board of Directors of Hestia House and with her passion for running she founded the Running Club for Young Children in Quispamsis, NB. Karina has now joined forces with the art community and is assisting create with these creators. Unfolding her artistic side through her business skills and passion for people, she will be a wonderful addition to art world here in Saint John.