Board of Directors



We are a volunteer working Board of Directors

 Madison McArthur


Madison has been with Bard in the Valley since 2014’s production of Julius Caesar. Madison accepted a role on the Board of Directors in 2016.

Madison graduated from UFV’s theatre program and has a passion for Shakespeare. Madison is excited to take this leadership role with BIV. Madison has grown up in the Langley community and is a teacher at Betty Gilbert Middle School.

Dylan Coulter

Vice President

Dylan joined the Bard in the Valley Board of Directors in 2019 and accepted the position of Vice President.


Dylan previously directed the BIV production of Much Ado About Nothing. He has acted in numerous BIV productions, most recently as Oberon in A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Dylan is a graduate of the University of the Fraser Valley and teaches High School in Surrey and Langley.

Dayna Coulter


Dayna Coulter has been involved with Bard in the Valley since 2014 and joined the Board of Directors as the Secretary in 2019. Dayna fell in love with the stage after performing in a school play in grade two and would later go on to study theatre at the University of the Fraser Valley. She is a wife, mommy and kindergarten teacher, and she is thankful to be a part of this incredible community of inspiring artists.

Mandy joined the Bard in the Valley Board of Directors in 2019. She previously directed the BIV production of Love’s Labour’s Lost. Mandy has performed in previous BIV productions, such as Comedy of Errors, Julius Caesar, and The Taming of the Shrew.

Mandy is a University of the Fraser Valley Graduate and a teacher at North Surrey Secondary.

Mandy has now been the treasure of Bard in the Valley for 2 years.

Ron Williams


Ron has been the Technical Director for many Bard in the Valley productions. He is also mentoring the talented young people who make up our tech team — generously sharing his knowledge and expertise.

Ron Williams has been active with BIV for eight years, as both a member of the board and as the lighting technician. Ron taught theatre in Langley high schools for over 25 years.

Lauren A Trotzuk


Lauren joined the Bard in the Valley Board of Directors in 2019. Lauren has spent several years with BIV both on stage and as a the Summer Camp Director. Lauren will continue to grow BIV’s summer camps while also working on our fundraising initatives.

Lauren is invested in seeing Bard in the Valley become a community legacy.

Brad Hendy

Director – Producer

Brad has been involved with Bard in the Valley for two years. He has great community connections and works on the business end of BIV.  Brad has led us through the  process to become a registered charity.  He has re-branded our website with our new goals of growth and sustainability. His energy and experience will help BIV take the steps to fulfill our goals.


Emily MacKinnon


Emily is one of the newest members to the Bard in the Valley Board of Directors. She brings enthusiasum and a strong theatre background. Emily has performed in several BIV productions and has more recently fulfilled the role of the stage manager for A Midsummer Night’s Dream.

Shawn McGrory


Shawn has been on the Bard in the Valley Board of Directors for many years. He brings a wealth of knowledge about the board history and has many years of prop and set design. We rely heavily on Shawn for our productions.


Our goals

We of course have the same mission and values of offering quality productions that are both affordable and accessible to a wide audience, and to nurturing and promoting an enthusiasm for the works of Shakespeare. We have added two new goals to our mission to accomplish over the next five years. Sustainability and Growth are the goals we have set forward as a new Board of Directors. We want to see Bard In The Valley grow to be the Valley’s premier summer theatre festival.