“The Foster Festival holds such a special place in my heart. It is an organization that I have been involved with since its inauguration, and I am thrilled that I get to work with this team again. I’m so excited to be able to employ my love of systems and organizational structure to help this team focus on what is most important – the people, the art, the community.” – Kim Cota, Business Manager
A self-described facilitator for growth, Kim helps small business owners organize all the extra responsibilities that come with running a business. She is often in the background helping us execute our plans, setting up organizational systems that keep us on track, and finding efficiencies in how we do things.
Kim is a proud member of the Ardoch Algonquin First Nations and she was born and raised in Listowel, ON.
When not working with The Foster Festival, Kim spends her time working with small business owners in Ontario helping them cut through the noise and reconnect to what they love about their business. She is an expert in business operations, project planning, and experience design. Prior to starting her own business, Kim worked with a non-profit, Bridge School, as the Director of Operations, where the focus was to reduce the gender disparity in tech through education. Kim also brings corporate experience from working at Scotiabank for 13 years, in varying roles from marketing operations, product management, and learning experience design, both within Canada and Globally.
Kim has always been passionate about the arts, live theatre in particular, which likely stems from her days in high school performing on stage (fun fact, her drama teacher was none other than Emily Oriold’s mom).
Kim served as The Foster Festival Board Secretary in its inaugural year. She is thrilled to be working with the Foster Festival again!