ELAN's Staff








Guy Rodgers

Executive Director

guyrodgers at quebec-elan dot org

A graduate of the playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada, Guy Rodgers has worked in film and television, and specialized in writing large scale multimedia productions for museums and special events across Canada, as well as the US, Europe and the Middle East. A long-time arts activist, Guy Rodgers was founding Executive Director of the English Language Arts Network.



Amy Macdonald 

Program Coordinator

amymacdonald at quebec-elan dot org

Amy Macdonald holds an M.A. in Communication Studies from McGill University, where she researched media, urban culture, and festivals. As a vocalist, guitarist, keyboardist, and flautist, she has played with several bands in Montreal and previously in her hometown of Edmonton.



Erika LeBlanc

Communications Assistant

communications at quebec-elan dot org

Erika LeBlanc is a musician, audio engineer and graduate of Concordia's Graduate Diploma in Communications. She is a co-founder of the record label collective Saturn Returns, and previously sat on the board of directors of Rock Camp for Girls Montreal as treasurer from 2013-2015. When Erika is not working on music, she knits and throws pottery.



Ben Compton

Communications Assistant - Arts Alive! Québec

arts.alive at quebec-elan dot org

Ben is currently going into his 4th year at Concordia University studying Intermedia. He primarily works in video and is moving into performance and music production as his main areas of focus. During the school year, he works at the Concordia Fine Arts Reading Room and volunteers as Chair with the Concordia VAV Gallery Board of Directors.



Karissa LaRocque

Membership and Communications Assistant

membership at quebec-elan dot org


Karissa LaRocque is an MA candidate in English Literature at Concordia University, where she studies confessional poetics, teenage poetry, and Canadian Modernism. She is Editor-in-Chief of Headlight Anthology and Non-Fiction editor at Spectra Journal.Her work has been published in GUTS Magazine, The Dalhousie Review, Omega/Metatron, Soliloquies, The Void, and elsewhere.


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