Our Board of Trustees

Bill Turner, C. M., President

Bill Turner has been actively involved in charities for nearly 30 years. He spent many years as a commercial realtor. Is a past member of the board of Tourism Victoria and has served on at least 2 dozen boards, often as chair. He is currently a consultant to government and business and is also Information Technology Manager for the International National Trusts Organization. Bill is a member of the Order of Canada.


Kelby MacNayr Vice President

Born and raised on Canada’s west coast, Kelby is connected to small but mighty musical community in his home-town (Victoria), a great and varied musical community across the country and an ever-changing world of musicians in the Pacific Northwest, and across the US.  His passion for the human-element in music-making has fostered a love of numerous world-music traditions as well as artists of all styles and mediums.


Nichola Walkden Treasurer

Nichola Walkden worked for nearly 17 years at Hermann’s. She is an experienced manager and supervisor with her masters degree in conflict resolution. Nichola loves Jazz and the community of Hermann’s. She is married with two wonderful children.


Sheila Ei (Badman) Secretary

Sheila Badman is an avid lover of the arts and music. She worked for Hermann at the jazz
club as a server and bartender over a decade ago and the long list of musicians and the regular patrons she served
still hold a very special place in her heart.


Michelle Fillion


Michelle was manager of Hermann’s Jazz Club until she relocated to the Comox Valley at the end of 2016 to pursue her dream of being a farmer. Her first memory of attending the club was at the age of 14 for the Sunday Dixieland Matinee. She loves music and the community of musicians and patrons who know of Hermann’s as such a special place.

Official statement of directors and office