Our Team

With over 15 years of combined experience working closely with municipalities, developers, educators, artists, designers, social serving agencies and community members like you, our team brings the expertise needed for any public realm initiative.

Staff

Alexis Kane Speer

Alexis Kane Speer

Founding Director

Inspired daily by the city and the people who bring it to life, Alexis has a wealth of experience leading community-based public art, space and capacity building initiatives and has received numerous awards recognizing her work as a city builder. She has an MA in Geography & Planning from the University of Toronto.

Anjuli Solanki

Anjuli Solanki

Director of Community Programs

A painter and public artist, coming from a background in community engagement, public programming and urban research. Anjuli holds an MSc in Urban Planning from Oxford Brookes University and a BA in Human Geography from the University of British Columbia.

Carolyn Rowan

Carolyn Rowan

Manager of Community Projects

Passionate about the potential for culture and art to effect and express change, Carolyn is excited to collaborate, make connections, and build understanding while developing rich creative relationships. She has a background in film and art history and holds an MSc in Urban Planning from the University of Toronto.

Daniel Taylor

Daniel Taylor

Enterprise Coordinator

Focusing on public space and community engagement, Daniel’s work revolves around the potential of local communities to shape their city for the better. Also active in the sustainable food movement, he holds a BA in Environmental Studies and an M.A in Urban Planning from York University.

Winnie Bower

Winnie Bower

Community Projects Coordinator

Bringing extensive experience in community engagement and social work, honed both locally and internationally along with a Masters in Social Work from York University, Winnie is an advocate for public art, community organizing and social change.

Ananna Rafa

Ananna Rafa

Artist Engagement

A visual artist who works with a variety of media, Ananna has been instrumental in the production of several community-engaged public art installations across the city. Her passion for photography and documenting the world around her has brought her to study at Ryerson University.

Board of Directors

Dave Kranenburg

Dave Kranenburg

Founder, Rhizome
Board Chair

Rich Appiah

Rich Appiah

Israel Foulon LLP
Vice Chair

Caroline Birks

Caroline Birks

Freelance Bookkeeper
Treasurer

Adam Molson

Adam Molson

The Daniels Corporation
Secretary