Founder & President
Darka is founding president of Bottom Line Productions and has been involved in the industry as a performer, volunteer, supporter and professional manager for over 25 years. Darka holds a Bachelor of Science with a specialization in psychology from the University of Alberta (1987), and an Arts & Cultural Management certificate from MacEwan University (1989). She was the recipient of the 1998 MacEwan Distinguished Alumni Award and won the Mayor’s Award for Promotion of the Arts in Edmonton in 2005. In 2015, Darka was featured in MacEwan’s Our People 2015-2016 recruitment campaign as a successful alumna and faculty member. Darka is a former Ukrainian Shumka Dancer and a Lifetime Honorary Member of the organization. She has volunteered as a board and committee member with a number of community arts organizations including Edmonton Arts Council, Alberta Council for the Ukrainian Arts, Alberta Ukrainian Dance Association, Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta, and the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton. Darka has been a marketing and media relations instructor at MacEwan University since 2003. Starting in the fall of 2016, she will be the online and in-class instructor of the performing arts management course in the Arts & Cultural Management program. Darka loves her talented children – Kassian and Leda – and her amazing husband Wally. She holds an extra special place in her heart for David Bowie, Johnny Ramone, and her dog Lily.
Kate has been a project manager at Bottom Line Productions since July 2014. She graduated with distinction from MacEwan University's Arts & Cultural Management program (2014) and MacEwan's Theatre Arts program (2010). She also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Theatre from the University of Winnipeg (2007). Kate has been involved in both the Winnipeg and Edmonton arts communities as an actor, director, producer, volunteer, promoter and supporter. She is currently the Chair of the Communications Committee for the Professional Arts Coalition of Edmonton and serves on the Executive Planning Committee (Secretary) and Mayor’s Celebration of the Arts Committee. Aside from her involvement in the arts and culture community, Kate is a passionate dog lover, avid runner, aspiring chef and want-to- be gardener.
Todd has been a part of the Bottom Line Productions team as a Project Manager since 2007. A graduate of MacEwan University’s Arts & Cultural Management Program (1998), Todd has worked with a variety of arts organizations in Calgary including Alberta Ballet, One Yellow Rabbit, Vertigo Theatre and The High Performance Rodeo. Todd started his career in the cultural sector in Calgary as an actor, as well as developing interpretive programming for the Glenbow Museum and Heritage Park. He volunteered for more than 10 years for the Calgary Opera's Grave Gala Fundraising Event Committee. Currently, Todd is a Vice Chair of the Community Projects and Development Committee of the Calgary Stampede, which promotes the Stampede's rural and urban spirit by promoting its agricultural roots, western values and the cultural identity of Calgarians. When Todd takes a break from the cultural world, he enjoys travelling, gardening, helping out on the family ranch and eating cake.
Since joining the Bottom Line Productions team in September of 2015, Kyle has played a complimentary role in all ongoing projects, providing copy, editing, and administrative support, as well as planning and executing community promotions and publicity campaigns. Kyle holds a Bachelor of Arts, major in sociology, minor in history, from the University of Alberta (2010) and a public relations diploma from MacEwan University (2015). Kyle sorely misses the Montreal Expos, loves noisy bands and rides his bike to work as often as possible.
Joshua has worked in communications, marketing, and strategic management and planning since 2002. Most of his experience is in theatre, dance, film, events, and visual art, including his role as communications manager for the Citadel Theatre, unit publicist for Christmas in Wonderland, and production stage manager for the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers. He has also worked with small business, post-secondary, and government institutions, including his role as Hospital Administrator for Delton Veterinary Hospital, Communications and Marketing Director for NAIT SA, Communications for AGLC, and Communications and Marketing Manager for MacEwan University's Faculty of Fine Arts and Communications. Joshua has a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Alberta in theatre and film production, communications, operations, and administration, and a Masters of Organizational Leadership from Colorado State University. Joshua is a huge fan of the CFL and the Edmonton Eskimos football club, (he's a regular co-host on an Eskimo fan podcast). He coaches U8 and U10 soccer, enjoys golf, theatre, film, television, history, politics, and reading fiction and communications/marketing research (really). He volunteers for the Ukrainian Shumka Dancers Board and Fulton Place Community League Board, and has sat on the boards of CKUA Radio, Horizon Players, and Firefly Theatre. Joshua is an Avenue Top 40 Under 40 member and “has waited his entire career to join Bottom Line Productions.”