Alexis Hogan, Executive Director and Healing City Soils Program Coordinator
Alexis (she/her) is a queer white settler with Indigenous heritage (Irish & Quebecois on her mom’s side and Irish and Anishinaabe from Sharbot Lake, Ontario on her dad’s).
She was born in Duri, Indonesia, grew up in Ras Tanura, Saudi Arabia and has lived as an uninvited guest on T’Sou-ke, Scia’new, Lkwungen and WSÁNEĆ territories off and on for the past 20 years. She holds a BFA in Visual Arts (2015) from Emily Carr University of Art and Design with a focus in visual arts and critical, cultural theory.
Alexis is deeply committed to the community-centered environmental education that the Compost Education Centre offers. She is especially enthusiastic about continually learning how to help reduce barriers to accessing education around compost, waste diversion, food gardening and ecological restoration and conservation.
In 2021, entering her fifth year at the CEC, Hogan was promoted to Executive Director of the Compost Education Centre. Through her role as a member of the CEC’s Interim Mangement Team from 2018-2021 Hogan has intimate knowledge of the organization’s needs and a keen familiarity of the Centre’s strategic initiatives and potential areas for growth. Due to prior experience working in non-profit artist-run centres Hogan is familiar with the growing pains of transforming operational and program management through extensive work in differing roles (staff, board and resident). With an eye to shape the CEC’s trajectory influenced by her experiences in organizational growth, Hogan brings 12 years of project management & program coordination, 7 years working in non-profits, and 3 years of non-profit financial management to her role as Executive Director.
When not working you can find Alexis learning about political ecology and soil remediation; watching birds of prey; collaborating on art projects; kickboxing or practicing jujitsu; growing and processing food with her partner and hiking with her best friend, Juniper.