2016 Staff

Teresa Trovato

Teresa Trovato has seventeen years of experience in the field of Media and Artist Relations. She has worked as a National Publicist for both the Pemberton Music Festival and Paul Mercs Concerts. A veteran of two major record labels, Teresa has implemented numerous publicity campaigns for artists signed to Universal Music...

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Kate Melkert

Kate has been with DiwaliFest since 2014. Diwali has introduced her to a Celebration she wasn’t previously aware of. The promotion of togetherness with music, dance and food has made this festival a delight every year! Her favorite part is being decorated with amazing mehndi designs. Kate brings experience from...

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Matthew Oviatt

Matt is a new addition to the Diwali Festival team this year, but has worked on the downtown Vancouver celebration for a number of years as part of the Roundhouse production team. He’s ecstatic to be part of the team producing one of BC’s most exciting celebrations of culture, light,...

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Arash Boparai

Arash joined Diwali Fest as a BCIT Practicum student. Having discovered an inclination towards the creative fields, she decided to pursue Events Management and be involved in the events related to arts & culture. She has an MBA degree in Finance and Marketing and has previously worked as an Assistant Finance...

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Ankit Tuli

Strategic, multidisciplinary Designer, Photographer and Art Director with an eye for innovation. Specializing in 3-D Animation and brand identity design. Ankit Tuli is the Creator of  Ankidesigns Ankit Tuli Photography and MA Productions. I have a passion for Art, Design and Photography. Graphic Design is art with a purpose ~...

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 Intern

Suruchi Singal

Suruchi is an International Student interning with Diwali Fest this year. Being part of such a large celebration is reminiscent of her time in her hometown. She is eager to be a part of the exciting festivities planned for this year, and hopes to gain valuable work experience through this exciting...

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