The Team Behind Vox Popular

It takes a village to raise a child – In our case, the child is a festival and the village is our community of volunteers, board members, and staff! 

Festival Staff

Marcus Agombar
Festival Director

Starting with Vox Popular in 2017 as the Festival Administrative Intern, Marcus quickly took charge of the festival and in 2018 he officially became the Festival Director. Marcus is an Honours Bachelor of Commerce graduate from Lakehead University with a major in Management Information Systems.
Marcus is also one of the co-founders of BaySafe Harm Reduction which is a non-profit grassroots organization in Thunder Bay. Outside of work Marcus is a father to a son and 5 pets, and a DJ under the alias of ICOSA.

Board of Directors

Festival Founder

Kelly Saxberg Headshot

Kelly Saxberg

Kelly Saxberg is a film producer, director, editor and cinematographer who has worked on over 100 films. She works in English, French, Spanish and Finnish. Kelly founded Bay Street Film Festival in 2005 to celebrate and screen local independent films.
She has also mentored dozens of emerging filmmakers in Thunder Bay through Flash Frame workshops and collaborative film projects since 2001.
Most recently, Kelly worked as the producer of Where the Poppies Grow: The Lakehead At War which tells the story of a local soldier in World War 1.


Like many non-profits, Vox Popular could not thrive without its team of dedicated volunteers helping with events year-round. Thank you for your many contributions to our festival!

Arlene King
Avril Goodwin
Barb Kaye
Brenda Bottos
Caroline Sada
Charis Mesic
Chithra Raji
Dayna Ingves
Diane Brothers
Dylan Chapman
Elaine Lynch
Gary Bellinger
Jonathon Woolverton
Julie Ktytor
Kaija Ranta
Kalle Kauranen

Keegan Richard
Kelsey Duyen
Kevin Brothers
Lorraine Korhonen
Madelaine Bernard
Matthew Diegel
Meghan Beals
Melissa Chance
Niklas Kauranen
Pat Kinner
Robyn Saxberg
Roman Zawadzki
Sandy Moonias
Selma Nayebi
Shirley Kauranen
Tamara Rose

Interested in Volunteering with Vox Popular?

Please complete our volunteer application form to provide us with details including your name, contact information, and why you are interested. We will be in touch with you very soon!