Vanda Karolczak, originally from Montreal, has resided in Titirangi -West Auckland, New Zealand, for the past seven years. She has worked for twenty-five years in the entertainment industry, in the UK, Canada, the USA, and New Zealand. Most recently she completed her regular stint as Lighting Director for New Zealand Fashion Week and a month-long tour around New Zealand with Atamira Dance Collective, for whom she production manages and designs. Her regular work includes technical management and design for the Auckland Philharmonia concerts and Pops Series. Her past work covers the areas of dance, theatre, and rock and roll. She has three kids and is in involved with the Piha Surf Lifesaving Club's Nipper Program as a coach.