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Kirsten Andrews oversees the marketing, talent buying, and production of Squamish Constellation Festival, an event produced by Aquila Constellation Productions since 2019. Kirsten has worked in the music industry as a manager, publicist, event producer and promoter since 1997 when she began with Paquin Entertainment. In 2001 Kirsten started KirMedia Inc. with business partner Sam Feldman and operated the company for seven years, servicing the music, film, television, fashion and literary industries as one of Canada’s leading independent publicists. She has worked with a varied group of artists including Tegan & Sara, Diana Krall, Tony Bennett, Norah Jones, Fred Penner, Long John Baldry, John Mann, Tom Wilson, and more. She has worked on events such as Disney’s Winnie-The-Pooh International Friendship Festival, The Pan-Am Games, Folklorama – North America’s largest multicultural festival, Vancouver's CityFest, and Just For Laughs Comedy Festival.
After relocating from Winnipeg to Vancouver in 2001, Kirsten conceived the Western Canadian Music Awards and its music festival, now Breakout West. She is a founding director and sat on the original WCMA board until 2004. She was also a director on the board of Music BC from 2001-2005. After taking a hiatus to stay home with her young daughters, Kirsten returned to the industry in 2016. She is also an experienced journalist, copywriter, and graphic designer.
Tamara Stanners is a media personality, having worked in radio, TV, and online for most of her life. Tamara when partnered with BrandLive to help bring Squamish Valley Music Festival to her beloved community of Squamish, and after its departure in 2015 she wasted no time in teaming up with her current partners to create Squamish Constellation Festival featuring both established and emerging artists, visual art, and stellar (get it?) food and beverage.
In 2008, Tamara was instrumental in launching Vancouver radio station 102.7 The PEAK and along with that ran the award winning Canadian music development program, The PEAK Performance Project. In its seven years the project helped the launch the careers of some of BC’s finest artists including: Said the Whale, Current Swell, The Boom Booms, The Matinee, Harpoonist And The Axe Murderer, Good For Grapes, Dear Rouge and so many more.