Workshop Trainers

On The Road Workshop – Trainers

Kevin Bruce
Kevin_BruceWith nearly four decades of experience in the performing arts, Kevin has spent the last ten years running his own business, KBAM! Kevin Bruce Arts Management. As both a booking agency and production company, KBAM! has booked over 8,000 performances across Canada and the US. With a focus on young audience programming Kevin has worked closely with numerous artists to create original works specifically for the schools’ market ranging from a history of jazz to African dance.

He has been honored by his colleagues with both the 2009 BC Touring Council Agent of the Year award, and more recently was the 2014 recipient of the Rhoda Taylor award from the Arts Touring Alliance of Alberta.



Steve Brockley
Steve Brockley knows what Canada looks like from coast to coast through the dirty window of a band van. Since graduating from Selkirk College Contemporary Music program with diplomas in Performance and Engineering in 2006, he has lived and worked as a musician in both the Toronto and Montreal music scenes, as well fronting his own project. With two albums of original material so far, Brockley has toured across Canada from Haida Gwaii to Newfoundland as a band leader and a sideman more times than he can remember, and performed official showcases at NXNE in Toronto and Folk Alliance International in Kansas City. Currently settled in the Kootenays, Steve Brockley is preparing to release his third album in late 2017.

Paul Hinrichs
Paul Hinrichs has always been a live music fan and spent his formative years touring Canada and the USA.  Paul started presenting live music concerts in Nelson BC during 2010 and in 2013 Paul founded On The Road Management and Productions to provide artist management to BC based acts Shred Kelly, Shane Philip and The Tequila Mockingbird Orchestra.  Now, most On The Road Management shows take place at Spiritbar in the Hume Hotel, or at the Capitol Theatre. In 2014, On The Road Management also began presenting shows from Cranbrook to Kelowna in various theatres.  In 2015 Paul became Artistic Director of the infamous Kaslo Jazz Etc Summer Music Festival, and the following year took over operations of the festival as the Executive Director. The 2016 festival went on to sell out for the first time in 25 years!  Paul graduated from the Contemporary Music and Technology program at Selkirk College, is a juror for FACTOR, and judge for the JUNOS.

John McLachlan
John McLachlanJohn McLachlan is the coordinator of the Community Presenters Assistance program for the BC Touring Council and is a freelance graphic designer working with arts-related clients in Canada. He brings his experience as a touring singer/songwriter and time spent as executive director at BC Touring Council and Creative City Network of Canada to his current pursuits. John released a new album this year of original songs and is working on another album for release in 2017.




Lucas Myers
Since graduating from the National Theatre School in 1998 Lucas has performed in many of the major theatres across Canada as well as touring internationally to the US, England, France, Switzerland, Mexico, Singapore, NewZealand and Brunei. He has created and performed in many new plays as a member of the Victoria-based independent theatre company TheatreSKAM and studied physical theatre and collaborative creation with The SITI Company in New York and Boca del Lupo Theatre in Vancouver. In 2007 he returned to his hometown, Nelson, BC, to raise a family and formed Pilotcopilot Theatre with a mandate to create work, which is accessible, thought provoking, and highly theatrical in an effort to attract a new generation of theatregoers. He also performs as a postmodern Vaudeville duo, The Amazing and Impermeable Cromoli Brothers, which won the Best Comedy Award at the New Zealand International Theater Festival. In 2013 he was appointed as Nelson’s Cultural Ambassador in recognition for his achievements in Theatre Arts.

Galen Olstead

Since 2014, Galen has been the Managing Director of East Kootenay’s regional performing arts centre Key City Theatre, located in Cranbrook BC. Galen has overseen the expansion and broadening of programming, partnership development, and capital upgrades to the facility.
Prior to Key City Theatre, Galen was the Manager of Operations at West Vancouver’s Kay Meek Centre, a busy multiple auditorium venue.  Before moving back to British Columbia Galen worked in multiple roles at The Royal Albert Hall in London England.
Galen is a director with the British Columbia Touring Council and with the Cranbrook Chamber of Commerce.


Bill Usher
Bill Usher is a senior artist who moved from Toronto to Golden in 2002.Throughout a 40+ year career as a musician, writer, performer and producer, Bill has received numerous awards including Gold & Platinum Records and three Juno Awards.
As a cultural worker, Bill has produced dozens of albums, CBC Radio shows and tv shows. He’s the co-author of two books and the writer/producer/performer of three plays. As a musician, he has performed and recorded with a who’s who of Canadian artists including Bruce Cockburn, Willie P. Bennett, Sharon, Lois & Bram.
Bill has been active in the business of the arts working in both the private sector as the founder and managing owner of two record companies, the tv series Troupers, and in the public sector as an arts officer at the Ontario Arts Council, the Toronto Arts Council, the Ministry of Culture (Ontario), and currently as the Executive & Artistic Director for Kicking Horse Culture in Golden. Bill has served on the boards of ArtStarts in Schools, the Columbia Kootenay Cultural Alliance and the BC Arts Council to name a few. In 2014, Bill was awarded the distinction of Presenter of the Year by the BC Touring Council at Pacific Contact.