Sandra is a Chartered Professional Accountant, having received her Certified Management Accountant
designation in 1989. Over the course of her accounting career, Sandra has worked in finance, manufacturing, insurance, regulatory, travel, sport and non-profit. She is currently the owner of STRT Consulting Ltd, providing bookkeeping, accounting, and consulting services. In addition to spending many years on various school parent councils and committees, Sandra has and continues to spend many hours volunteering with various committees associated with the City of St. Albert such as the Alberta 55+ Winter Games, the Friends of Northern Alberta International Children's Festival, and the St. Albert Cultivates the Arts Society. Sandra is also a member of the boards of the St. Albert Rotary Music Festival and the St Albert Community Foundation and a member of the St. Albert Rotary Club.
Kathleen is one of the City of St. Albert’s Community Cultural Coordinators and the St. Albert Cultivates the Arts Society’s City liaison. Having coordinated the St. Albert Amplify Festival for the past six years, she joined SACTAS in 2019 when she started with the City full-time. She brings her experiences working for the Edmonton International Street Performer’s Festival, the International Children’s Festival of the Arts, Spruce Grove’s yearly Canada Day Celebration and her background as an Arts and Entertainment Journalist to the table. She is currently pursuing her newly discovered passion for the aerial arts and, when she’s not in the air, she loves to take in St. Albert and area's growing cultural scene.
Sandy Kordyback is a founding member of SACTAS, having served on the committee for over 10 years.
Her involvement in the performing arts includes volunteer and professional experiences that span
decades (yikes!). As well as teaching theatre arts and dance, she has performed professionally as a
dancer, singer, and actor. She also has experience in directing, choreography, stage management, and light design. In her retirement, she’s determined to “draw out” (pun intended) her deeply buried and slowly emerging visual artist.
Maria Laycock has been a St. Albert resident for 20 years. She ran a local art studio for children teaching various mediums such as painting & clay with a splash of art history. Originally from England, Maria learned from a young age that art appreciation in any form begins within the community. Providing people of all ages with access to art is what makes a city a vibrant one. Maria has a background in marketing and is in her forth year with SACTAS.
Susanne is a creative individual who’s pastimes include sewing, crochet, oil painting, ceramics, music, and dance, and still keeps herself busy with some of these interests. Her sales and management experience with Hudson’s Bay and her work in the nonprofit sector for the past few years has afforded her a warm relationship with many St. Albertans. She currently teaches ESL and Life Skills, while working part-time with both St. Albert school boards. She is passionate about helping others, and participating in activities and events that support the growth and diversity of her community.