Board Of Directors

STEP is governed by a volunteer Board of Directors, elected annually. The STEP Board of Directors for 2015-16 is as follows:

Christine Aubrey-Bassler

Boyd Chislett

Alicia Mujica Medina

Katrina Moores

STEP Board of Directors - Katrina MooresKatrina Moores has been a STEP parent for the past 4 years and a board member for the past 2 years. Katrina’s daughter, Rachael, plays the violin. Katrina is a French Immersion teacher and as a board member, she shares her decision-making and team work skills. As a member of the Retention and Recruitment Committee, Katrina brings a focus on community building.

Heather Patey

STEP Board of Directors - Heather PateyHeather Patey has been a STEP parent since 2004, and is now parent to alumnae. She has spent over 20 years in civil service as an IT professional. At STEP her volunteer roles include new-families liaison; Fiddle program assistant and STEP Fiddlers manager; Board member since 2009; assistant to the Artistic Director; and webmaster and IT advisor.

Heather began violin lessons alongside her own children and continues her studies via the Suzuki Method, participating in STEP and community orchestras and chamber groups, and fiddle gatherings and workshops. She finds the musical traditions of Newfoundland and Labrador fascinating – and a lot of fun! – and is inheriting from tradition-bearers a repertoire of tunes, songs and dances to share with young musicians. She believes not only that “Every Child Can” but also that “Every Person Can” and will earnestly encourage anyone of any age who lays bow to string.

Kristy Piercey

Todd Pinksen

STEP Board of Directors - Todd PinksenTodd has been involved with STEP for the past 4 years, supporting his son Michael who is studying violin and fiddle. He has been a Board member for the past 2 years. A lifelong guitarist, Todd was so inspired by Michael’s musical development in the STEP program that he began studying violin himself so that he could play along with Michael.

Todd is an IT consultant, and offers his technical knowledge as a member of the IT committee.

Kim Welford

STEP Board of Directors - Kim WelfordKim has been a STEP parent for 6 years and has two children going through the violin program. Her older child, Sam, is taking Newfoundland fiddle classes and is a member of the Youth Ensemble of Suzuki (YES). She has been a Board member for 3 years. In addition to helping her children practice, she has also been learning the violin and cello alongside her children and is a member of the STEP Parent Chamber Group.

Kim is an Assistant Professor in Geophysics at Memorial University, and serves as the Board Secretary.



Our STEP Policy Manual (including Teachers’ Studio Policy) is being updated from the 2012 version. Please ask if you have questions about any matters of policy. The new version will be posted here and distributed when finished.