MEET OUR STAFF
Our managers oversee the various departments that make Quidditch Canada’s operations possible. Learn more about them below.
Financial Department Manager
Guilleman first started playing quidditch during his first year at the University of Guelph in 2012, and played for the Guelph Quidditch club organization for the past five years. He is currently coaching Guelph’s affiliate team, Royal City, for the 2017-18 season. To his role as Financial Director, he brings his education in Business Administration and his passion for finance, as well as a vested interest in growing the sport of quidditch in Canada sustainably.
Communications Department Manager
Yara Kodershah joined the quidditch community in 2013. She holds a Master of Education from the University of Toronto, and has over five years of experience working in communications roles in a for-profit and non-profit capacity. Yara currently plays for and manages the Valhalla Quidditch community team in Toronto, Ontario.
Events Department Manager
Bethan Morgan first became involved with the quidditch community in 2011, as a member of the original University of Guelph Quidditch Club. In 2015, she expanded her portfolio, becoming the co-tournament director for Guelph Quidditch’s various tournaments, and captain of Guelph’s newly formed affiliate team, Royal City Quidditch. Apart from her involvement in Quidditch Canada’s competitive league, Morgan is also one of the organizers of Guelph’s weekly community outreach kidditch programs.
Volunteer Department Manager
Rachel Ranieri is a fourth-year International Development Studies major at McGill University. Since first joining the quidditch community in 2015, she has served as McGill University Quidditch’s VP Fundraising (2016-2018), and as the chair of Quidditch Canada Teams Council (2017-2018). She also has experience Tournament Directing Quidditch Canada’s Major Events. Prior to her taking on the role of Volunteer Department Manager, she worked extensively with Quidditch Canada as the Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator.
Gameplay Department Manager
Ittaana Krow began playing quidditch in 2014 and currently serves as the Head Coach for Valhalla Quidditch. He has an extensive athletic background, and has worked for the quidditch community in various capacities: as a gameplay coordinator, assistant referee, sport writer, and Major League Quidditch (MLQ) statistician. Ittaana is committed to improving the safety and enhancing gameplay across Canada.
Membership Department Manager
Jill discovered quidditch through Harry Potter conventions in Florida in 2011 and 2012. Since then, she has founded two teams, volunteered as a Conventions Coordinator for the old IQA, and enthusiastically took on the position as Membership Department Manager for Quidditch Canada. She is passionate about coaching, safety, and sharing this sport with new communities across Canada. In her day job, she works in Information Management and brings that background to her contributions to Quidditch Canada leadership.
National Team Program Manager
Rachel Malone founded the University of Calgary Quidditch Team in 2012, and the Calgary Mavericks (formerly known as the Calgary Mudbloods) in 2015. She also works as a referee certifier for Quidditch Canada, and was the first certified Head Referee in Western Canada. Malone plays primarily as a chaser, and has six years of quidditch coaching experience, which include her role as assistant coach and speaking captain for Team Canada in Frankfurt for the 2016 World Cup and assistant coach in Florence for the 2018 World Cup.
MEET OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Our directors oversee Quidditch Canada’s strategic planning and long term development. Contact them at email@example.com.
Chair of the Board
Nathan is the first chairperson for the new Board of Directors, and couldn’t be more excited for the potential this group has to affect growth within Canadian quidditch. They joined the quidditch community back in 2015 as a member of Simon Fraser University Quidditch, where they are about to enter their second year as president and head coach of the team. Elsewhere in quidditch, they have served two terms on the Quidditch Canada Teams Council as well as volunteered as a staff writer with The Quidditch Post. Additionally, they’ve been known to don their hometown jersey and play for the Calgary Mavericks.
They are currently at Simon Fraser University completing a degree in Communications with an extended minor in Gender, Sexuality, and Women’s Studies. They also are a graduate of the Broadcast Journalism program at Mount Royal University, where they periodically return to help coach the development-level Mount Royal University Manticores. They hope to bring more attention to gender equity in Quidditch Canada, among the other areas of development the Board is prepared to tackle.
Steven has been a member of the UOttawa Quidditch since its inaugural practice in 2011. He is a Registered Practical Nurse and earned a Bachelor of Social Science and is currently completing a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Steven has over 6 years of project management and business consulting experience and is excited to utilize his experience to contribute to the future of Quidditch Canada.
Marysia is an academic coach and writer in Edmonton, AB. She has been involved in the Canadian quidditch community for five years and is the longest-serving member of the Edmonton Aurors Quidditch Club, having helped build the team from the ground up as an executive member, coach, and athlete. She also represented Poland in the 2015 IQA European Games in Sarteano. Marysia’s retirement from being an active player has given her the opportunity to serve the community in other ways, and she is thrilled to join the new Board of Directors.
Chris Radojewski is a senior intergovernmental officer in the Ministry of Economic Development and Trade with the Government of Alberta working in Alberta-U.S. relations. He brings significant board experience, including that from his current role as President for the Friends of Royal Alberta Museum Society (FRAMS). Chris has been involved with Quidditch in Canada since January 2011, with extensive coaching, player, and club leadership experience. He has represented Canada on three national quidditch teams, serving as Coach of the national team in 2016. He holds an MA in Political Studies from Queen’s University and a Joint Honours in History & Political Science from the University of Ottawa.
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