Staff Management

Barry Rooke, Executive Director

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Barry started in campus/community radio at the age of 15 when he was introduced to CFRU at the University of Guelph.  His involvement there as a teenager led him to 3-year diploma in Radio & TV Broadcasting, followed by an HR degree and in-depth research looking at Social Media use by campus/community, public and private radio in Canada for his master's degree.  He also spent time as the technical coordinator, administrator, station manager and chair of the board of directors at CFRU.

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Luke Smith, Learning and Development Officer

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Luke Smith moved from the UK to Canada in 2006 and has been in Ottawa since 2009. Luke has been working at the NCRA/ANREC since February 2015. Currently is working on our training and development strategy and services.  Luke had previously worked for the Ottawa Police Service for just shy of 4 years, as the GLBT Liaison Committee Coordinator. 

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Peter Albert, Marketing & Outreach Director

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Peter grew up with a deep passion for music, listening to all kinds of genres he can get his hands on during his early teens. While studying at Trent University he started a radio show at Trent Radio which he really enjoyed. Since then he’s been extensively involved in the music industry as the Head of Business Development at EarPeace Hearing Protection and Co-founder of Music.Art.Ppl, an Ottawa based music and arts collective.

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Sophie Noel, Design and Communications Officer

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Sophie lives in an off-grid house across the Yukon River from Dawson City, Yukon Territory. She is a communicator through music, design, support work, and community radio. Sophie sits on the board of Rock the North, a pan-Northern social justice initiative that is part of the Girls Rock Camp Alliance, and is a self-managed performing and recording musician. She hosts a weekly show on CFYT, her local radio station, celebrating music from around the world. Sophie is excited to join the NCRA/ANREC team, bringing together her loves of radio, design, and the Canadian music industry.

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Taylor Duggan, Systems Developer

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Taylor grew up in and around Toronto with a deep love for music, playing bass in local metal and punk bands from a young age. Her experience with Small Business owners in her professional career has led her to a variety of her own projects helping Small Business owners connect with their communities. She now brings these skills to the NCRA and is working on various projects to bring the communities of Canada together.

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Joshua Nascimento, !earshot Data Coordinator

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Josh began his love for technology and art from childhood, and through his teen years, his interest in film, music and video games has only strengthened that love for the two. This interest had a large influence on his life and has led to his pursuit of a computer science degree. On top of his education choice, Josh considers himself a tinkerer and spends much of his free time creating music, studying film or utilizing his carpentry experience to woodwork.

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