Dale Jarvis, Executive Director
Dale holds a BSc in Anthropology/Archaeology from Trent University, and a MA in Folklore from Memorial University. For many years he oversaw Heritage NL’s Intangible Cultural Heritage Office which helps communities to safeguard their traditional culture. Dale has contributed as a board member and volunteer to many local arts and heritage organizations. Former newspaper columnist, and author of several books, he is a tireless promoter of local traditions.
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Andrea O’Brien, Municipal Outreach/Provincial Registrar
A graduate of Memorial University, Andrea has a BA focusing on folklore, history, Newfoundland Studies, and English, a Bachelor of Education, and an MA in folklore. She serves as Heritage NL’s Register of Historic Places, Municipal Outreach Officer, Heritage Places Poster Contest coordinator, Historic Commemorations Program coordinator, and web manager. Andrea’s involvement in the heritage sector includes 8 summer seasons at the Colony of Avalon in Ferryland and student employment at MUN’s Folklore and Language Archives. She is also a founding board member of the Mummer’s Festival.
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Michael Philpott, Heritage Officer
Michael has an Honours degree in English and Business Administration from Memorial University and a Bachelor of Environmental Design Studies (Architecture) from Dalhousie University. He oversees Heritage NL’s designation and granting programs and provides advice and restoration resources to owners of historic properties. Michael is interested in documenting heritage structures, their stories and the methods of their construction. He is currently restoring and renovating a 180-year-old home in St. John’s.
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Eric Collins (F.I.C.B), Accountant
Eric has a diverse background in banking and in government and private enterprise. He has worked with and has great familiarity with computer software and accounting packages. Eric is responsible for the maintenance of the day-to-day accounting of Heritage NL.
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Lara Maynard, Heritage Skills Training Coordinator
Lara studied English and Folklore at Memorial University and has been working or volunteering for local or provincial heritage organizations and initiatives for 20 years. A former Municipal Outreach Officer with Heritage NL, she is back on board to help deliver heritage skills training around the province.
Terra Barrett, Intangible Cultural Heritage Researcher
Terra holds a BA in Folklore and a MA in Public Folklore from Memorial University as well as a Social Media Certificate from Algonquin College. She is currently documenting untold histories, traditional skills, and the associated narratives of Newfoundland and Labrador’s historic places. Previously for Heritage NL, Terra conducted fieldwork in several communities, and worked with the Collective Memories Project and the Oral History Roadshow. She volunteers as the chair of Mummers Festival, and has experience working with MUNFLA, Them Days Inc., The Rooms, and Mummers Festival.
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