Frederick Tamagi is a songwriter, entrepreneur, speaker, and arts community builder. He is the former owner of Café Koi, one of Calgary’s foremost arts and music communities. Frederick is passionate about The Indie YYC commitment to inspiring and supporting independent local artists.
David Andrew Wiebe
Best-selling author, entrepreneur and musician David Andrew Wiebe is the Founder & CEO of The Music Entrepreneur HQ, a community dedicated to helping creative entrepreneurs breakthrough in their careers. He is excited to bring his expertise to the community where no one gets left behind.
Wakefield Brewster is Resident Poet for Calgary’s Grand Theatre. Hailing from the Big Smoke of Toronto with a heritage from Beautiful Barbados, Wakefield Brewster is a Poet, Spoken Word Artist, Toronto to Calgary Poetry Slam Champion, Teacher, Seasoned Professional Performer and a Black Belt Tae Kwon Do Practitioner. Wakefield is over the moon overjoyed to be a small part in this big blessing to the Artistic Community of The Indie YYC.
LIsa Murphy-Lamb is author of Jesus on the Dashboard (part-owner of Stonehouse Publishing) and Director of Loft 112, a literary, creative space in Calgary’s East Village. She programs three reading series, oversees monthly chapbook publications of new writing, and facilitates workshops.
The wordy, high-energy troubadour Jonathan Ferguson has been a champion and purveyor of story-based songs for much of his life. The Indie YYC gives Jonathan a chance to help bring some of Calgary’s finest musical storytellers together with poets and authors for unique collaboration across the artistic spectrum.
Connor HD is a versatile and creative musician, video artist and community organizer. He uses obsolete music technologies and expression-based improvised performance across multiple platforms. He’s excited for the opportunity to learn, create and inspire with his musical peers in the city.
Stacey Walyuchow is a mother, artist and founder of local online gallery, FosterMAK.com. After a long hiatus from creativity, she has returned with a passion for creating mixed media pieces portraying deeply moody skies and portraiture works illustrating women and the emotions that accompany them. A self described ’emotional’ painter, she purposefully leaves imperfections that occur in her pieces as they reflect the imperfections, and perhaps, the beauty of such flaws within ourselves.
Karlo is the owner and photographer of Catstar Images. Aside from photography, Karlo also does video and audio work for other organizations. When he’s not doing these amazing things, he can be found doing other awesome activities such as working out, meditating, and practicing reiki.