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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