Digital Fabrication & Design

With an emphasis on technology and design, Digital Fabrication & Design prepares you for employment or further education in the emerging fields of modern fabrication and advanced manufacturing.

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Kailey Allan

Instructor, Program Contact
Kailey was born and raised in Victoria, BC. She lived in San Francisco, Belfast, Kathmandu, and Vancouver before moving to Rossland in 2020.

After obtaining a B.Eng in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Victoria (UVIC), she followed her lust for adventure and began traveling and working around the world. Her specialty in product design and manufacturing led to incredible opportunities abroad including furniture design in Northern Ireland, bicycles for underprivileged communities in Nepal, and many more.

Kailey began her own consulting practice, Petricore Designs, in 2018 where she leveraged local makerspaces to deliver design projects using digital fabrication. Her professional work is the product of curiosity and rigorous problem solving, allowing industrial design and engineering to exist more holistically.

Cory Drew

Instructor

Cory Drew

Instructor

Jason Taylor

Instructor

After graduating from Vancouver Film School’s Computer Animation program in 1991, Jason worked in Vancouver, BC as a computer modeler and animator for TV and commercial advertising. He started with Selkirk College in August of 1998 and was hired to develop the Digital Arts program located at the Selkirk College campus in Trail. In 2002 the Digital Arts program moved to Nelson as part of the School of the Arts and Jason assumed the role of Chair.

When not at Selkirk College playing, Jason can be found on the golf course, ski hill, or in his workshop making something cool.

Bruce Fitz-Earle

Instructor

Bruce Fitz-Earle

Instructor

Melody Diachun

School Chair
“My approach to teaching promotes transparent technique, musicianship, and freedom of expression.” – Melody Diachun

I believe that singers who are confidant, well-rounded musicians are best able to function, communicate and flourish. I also believe that songwriting is a craft to be learned, and inspiration is most likely to spark when songwriters are encouraged to be themselves.

I am a vocalist, songwriter, educator, recording artist, and JUNO nominee. In 2009 I was nominated for ‘Female Vocalist of the Year’ at Canada’s National Jazz Awards. I have released three critically-acclaimed albums, and appeared on award winning recordings of other artists. I am a favourite on CBC Radio and have made television appearances on BRAVO, COOL TV, Joy TV and The BET Network.

My love of music has provided me with a deeply satisfying career, one which continues to inspire and challenge me. I enjoy sharing my enthusiasm with fellow music lovers, and believe this enthusiasm, combined with my education, open mind, and professional experience, make me a valuable asset to the music program at Selkirk College.

My own career has been greatly enhanced by a solid music education. An early interest in singing and writing songs lead to piano lessons and later to an involvement with the school band program. By age fifteen I was doing professional singing “gigs.” I am a graduate of McGill University’s Jazz Performance program “with distinction” in Jazz Vocal Performance. In the mid-90s I was awarded a grant from the Canada Council for the Arts to study with Sheila Jordan in New York City.

My learning has continued on the West Coast with an invaluable, fifteen-year-long education on the bandstand, in the recording studio, and in the practice room. I enjoyed a successful singing career in Vancouver for twelve years, then joined the faculty of the music program at Selkirk College in the fall of 2012.

In 2018, I released my EP Get Back to the Groove which reflects my love of funk while letting my soulful voice shine.

Instructor: Voice, Ensembles, Songwriting, Business of Music

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