Communications, Storytelling, and Events
Alicia Ashcroft, she/her
Writer & Storyteller
Alicia Ashcroft graduated from TRU in 2009 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Theatre. She has lived in New Zealand and Australia and travelled extensively before settling back in Kamloops. Above most things in life, Alicia appreciates community, volunteerism, film, travel, laughter, close friends, a good book, CBC 2, her two bears and a well-made latte.
Leanne Friar, she/her
Communication, Storytelling & Events Supervisor
Leanne received her BAS Specialized Honours Marketing from York University in 2010. She joined the Faculty of Student Development in April 2023 - and is bringing her events management and digital marketing expertise to the post-secondary sector.
In her spare time, Leanne enjoys hiking, photography, trying new restaurants, road trips and going on adventures with her kids.
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is Stupid” - Albert Einstein
Madison McGregor, she/her
Events & Marketing Support Specialist
Madison received her Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing, Environmental Economics and Sustainable Development with a Distinction in Cooperative Education from Thompson Rivers University.
After graduation, Madison worked for the Freshwater Fisheries Society for three years before accepting a one-year project management position with the Faculty of Arts at TRU. From there, she spent two and a half years as a Special Projects Coordinator at Trades & Technology. She joined the Faculty of Student Development in September 2022.
Madison loves hiking, photography, travelling, immersing herself in different cultures and meeting new people. Also a sports enthusiast - she spent 15 years swimming at a national level, living and breathing athletic life for a decade and a half! Madison is a dog lover and hopes to own a rehabilitation centre and shelter for neglected or homeless dogs someday.
“In a world where you can be anything, be kind.” – Emma Hadley
Student Storyteller Squad
Meet the 2023 - 2024 Student Storyteller Squad! Writer & Storyteller Alicia Ashcroft has been working closely with the team, who range from new-to-TRU to nearly-graduated. These individuals are asking the question: when it comes to the student life experience, what kind of stories do we want to hear, and what stories do we want to tell?