Our Creative Team - Deb Howey


Deb Howey started her career in banking and was with The Royal Bank until 2000 when she started working for WestJet Airlines in Calgary Alb. After relocating to Ontario, she transferred to work out of the John C Munro airport in Hamilton until taking a break to raise her family. Her current position is with the growing construction company Peninsula Construction Inc. as their Accounts Payable and Receivables Clerk.

In 2013 Deb joined Thorold Community Theatre and has enjoyed many roles as a volunteer, from Tech Operations, Tech Crew Coordinator, Actor, Stage Management and held a seat as a past board member in the roles of Secretary and Social Media. She most recently was onstage with Port Colborne Operatic Society in their 2020 production of Mama Mia and almost made it back onstage with Canalside Players production of Backstage which was cancelled due to the COVID pandemic.

Deb joined The Foster Festival team as a volunteer in their early years selling 50/50 tickets, merchandise and light walking for Renovations for Six. She also attended the adult drama workshops on a regular basis. She is so excited to bring her experience in accounting practices, union payroll, payables and receivables as well as community theatre production to her new role as Business Manager.

Deb currently serves as a board member of the not for profit Phoenix Canine Initiative, which offers peer supported training programs for service and therapy dogs. Serving people who have experienced trauma in their service to the public.

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