Dr. Kelly Black – Executive Director
Kelly is responsible for operations, curation, and strategic planning at Point Ellice House. Kelly has more than a decade of experience in heritage, museums, and non-profit management. He received his PhD in Canadian Studies from Carleton University in 2018 and his research interests include Settler-Indigenous relations, public/local history, the E&N land grant, and (re)naming. Kelly is also an Adjunct Professor in the Department of History at Vancouver Island University.
Christeah Dupont – Assistant Curator
Christeah oversees the care and maintenance of historic Point Ellice House as well as the 12,000+ artifacts in the collection. She holds a BA in Classical History and Anthropology as well as a Graduate Diploma in Cultural Resource Management from the University of Victoria. Christeah employs her previous experience as a commercial archaeologist and as a conservation intern at the RBCM in caring for the large collection.
Jeannine oversees visitor services and gift shop operations, and is also responsible for the development and implementation of our public programming. She recently completed her MA in Public History at the University of Victoria and holds a BA in History from Thompson Rivers University. She believes that studying history is an integral part of orienting ourselves in the present and works to incorporate that idea into our programming as well as her interactions with our visitors.