Katie Kershaw is an exceptional young leader making a significant impact in the live music industry. Armed with a diploma in Events and Conventions Management from Thompson Rivers University, Katie’s journey began and continues to grow at the renowned Shambhala Music Festival, where she initially joined the Human Resources team. With her outstanding contributions and unwavering dedication, Katie quickly transitioned to the Marketing team, where she thrived and climbed the ranks to her current position as a Senior Marketing Manager and Grants and Special Projects Manager. Her grantwriting efforts during the challenging COVID-19 pandemic were instrumental in ensuring the survival of this beloved event in the West Kootenay region of BC. Katie’s astute leadership and meticulous attention to detail have not only safeguarded the festival’s future but also strengthened its reputation as a beacon of innovation and resilience.
With a wealth of first-hand experience, Katie brings invaluable expertise in building robust social media presences, crafting compelling grant proposals, and recruiting dedicated volunteers. Her keen understanding of the ever-evolving landscape of the live music industry, coupled with her strategic vision, has earned her a reputation as a dynamic and forward-thinking professional.