As a Program Director at the Kamloops Music Collective (KMC), Megan Alpaugh has been working to help create, organize and facilitate events and programs for nearly 4 years now, but her passion for organizing has been around as long as she can remember.
From a young age, Megan was always eager to assist her family, friends and teachers in organizing lessons, events and everything in between. Even so, it took Megan a while to realize that this was the avenue she wanted to pursue
After graduating from South Kamloops Secondary School, Megan went on to Thompson Rivers University, with the intention of getting a Bachelor of the Arts degree. Like many first year students she took many general courses, which sparked her interest in business and marketing. After switching programs to study business, she had the incredible opportunity to go study Marketing and Event Planning at the University of Canberra, in Australia for a semester. After studying Event Planning in Australia, she decided to continue her studies in this field, so after completing her Bachelor of Business Administration degree, she moved to Barrie Ontario to attend Georgian College where she completed a Graduate Certificate in Event Management. Megan excelled in this program and graduated not only with honours, but also received the Event Management Alumni Award, which was awarded to the top 2 students of that year.
After receiving her certificate, she was lucky enough to work with the non-profit: The LiveUp2 Foundation as a Marketing and Event Coordinator, and later with the Apex group in an administrative capacity, before she moved back to BC and joined the Kamloops Music Collective.
Her position with the KMC allows her to combine her passions of helping to organize and run events, with her other passion; office administration. She feels very lucky to have found a place where she can work with such talented community members, in a dynamic and ever changing position. But above all that, she is grateful to work with the other KMC office staff, to ensure that youth in our community have access to, and opportunities through music education.