About Our Team

A team of dedicated volunteers!

MEET OUR STAFF

Our managers oversee the various departments that make Quidditch Canada’s operations possible. Learn more about them below.



Robert Rock

Executive Director
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Robert is a senior executive, entrepreneur, and digital strategist. He has served on the boards of multiple sports organizations, has extensive history in the not-for-profit sector, and is the proud dad and step-dad of four kids. As his children participated in youth sports, Robert was equally involved in the organization of youth sport organization, totaling over 15 years of experience in various sport organizations.



Matthew Guilleman

Financial Department Manager
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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.



Yara Kodershah

Communications Department Manager
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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.



Bethan Morgan

Events Department Manager
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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.



Rachel Ranieri

Volunteer Department Manager
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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.



Ittaana Krow

Gameplay Department Manager
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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.



Jill Staniec

Membership Department Manager
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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.



Rachel Malone

National Team Program Manager
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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 board@quidditchcanada.com.



Nathan Ross

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.


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Quidditch Canada was created July 1st 2014 to lead, promote and advance the sport of quidditch in Canada.

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